My son & his wife are still newlyweds - they'll celebrate their 2nd anniversary in just a few days. A week ago they put up their Christmas tree, but were bemoaning the fact that they didn't have stockings to hang from their fireplace mantle. As soon as I heard about their lack, I offered to fix the problem, and - surprise - a new sewing project! I asked them to look around online and find some that they liked so I would know what their tastes were. She chose verious patchwork designs and the color scheme, and after a trip to the fabric store I was off and running. Took me exactly one week to get them all made.
I pieced fabric for each stocking individually, using the same fabrics to tie them all together. There are a gazillion free stocking patterns online if you just look around - I printed off the shape and taped the pieces together for the one that was chosen.
They were quilted with monofilament thread in an all over meandering pattern.
While there are only four people in their family right now, I thought it would be wise to plan for any future additions, so made two extras for that purpose. There are no names on the cuffs, but I figure that they'll be able to remember who's is whose because each is a bit different - or I'm sure we can embroider names on them in the future if they decide they'd like to add that detail.
Since I had my 60 degree ruler out to cut some of those triangles, I decided to play around with it and start a new small project, which is well on it's way to completion. I have SO many specialty rulers, but rarely use them, so it has been fun to sew with these.
And finally, I got around to quilting and binding my Country Roads table topper I made following Lori's QAL. I still need to get it in the washer & dryer so it'll be all crinkly the way I like quilts to be. Feels good to have it totally finished!
Not a lot going on for me this week, but NEXT week I'll meet with both of my rug hooking groups and my small quilt group - should be fun - and hopefully I'll have lots of show & tell to share with you after the fact.