Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Family Stockings

My Mom has asked me to do up stockings for the family with little cross stitched motifs on them. She did one for my Dad (who had no stocking) many, many years ago. So we went on a hunt for these Charles Craft stockings, only to find out they don't really make them anymore. So I got lucky and Deborah happened to have some she was wiling to part with. Thank you Deborah!!
Here's what my Dad's stocking looks like, the others will be modeled after it:

We got some blue ones, a red one and a few others for my siblings to pick from. My Mom's intention was that she would stitch them up, but alas she doesn't remember how to stitch and can't see very well anymore, so it has become my job to finish up the job for the family.

My sister and brother both picked out these nice dark blue ones:

And my brother picked out this cute little Tree from a Just Cross Stitch ornament preview to go beside his name:
I will have to modify the tree a bit to make it fit, but I think it will work.
So that is one of my projects for the year is to make my. It will be a bit odd for me to stitch as it's 14ct Aida on the stockings… and I haven't stitched on Aida in quite some time.
I'll let you know when my Sister has picked her motif out and of course post progress pics as I get into working on them.

Thank you for your words of encouragement on my past blog entry about goals. Progress is progress it's true. And I stitch cause I love it, but finishes are good too!

Coming up: This week I will have an update on Dragons, I got almost a half page done over holidays! And updates on my Father Christmas ornament & Rose.
(also I'm getting lots of things I need by this weekend from my LNS so I'll share the goodies once I have them)

12 comments:

Emily in NC said...

Something small for you to stitch, how will you ever manage. LOL, have fun with them.

EvalinaMaria said...

I already see tons of your finishes this year! You will do these stockins in no time!!!

Kelly said...

Great projects to work on. I look forward to seeing them all finished :-)

Meari said...

That tree will look cute on the stocking. Good luck with stitching on aida. :)

Nancy M said...

Glad that Deborah was able to help you out. Have fun doing some cute smalls on them.

Gabi said...

The stockings will look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

They will be a change for you to work on small projects.

Marl

Brigitte said...

These stockings are a great project. And they will look soooo good.

Shelleen said...

I can't wait to see them all stitched up.

Carol's Stitching said...

It is wonderful you are doing this for your Mom as well as the rest of your family. Enjoy the stitching and we'll all be waiting to cheer you on!

Bekca said...

I'm sure you'll complete this project no problem. Looking forward to seeing what your trip to your LNS brings! Happy stitching.

Justflo said...

You'll enjoy the smaller projects. i'm sure they'll all look great