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12.22.2012

THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG...


I began my 'stocking project'


with the idea


of making ONE stocking


for my Claire Bear.


Sophia received hers for her first Christmas...


so of course I wanted to make one for the baby too.


I don't crazy quilt all that often 


and figured I'd practice a bit...


but got a little carried away.


(I'm really in love with my machine lately).


I pulled out SO many fabrics


that I thought would work


and just started crazy quilting them down on a base 


until my back was screaming, 


"ENOUGH".


Then,


I began with the embellishments 


and boy do I have lots of those!



My goal


is to use up as much of my stash as possible


before we move...


because I'm here to tell you


that most of it will come back to the States with me


if it isn't used up first!


I enjoyed sitting in the same room with hubby


while he watched TV...



and I tried to ignore it,


while hand stitching.


That's another thing I haven't done a lot of lately,


but the more I did,


the more I remembered Christmases past 


where I'd make ornaments and gifts and...


it was a very beautiful week for me.


I didn't know when I began, 


that I would be making the 'extras'


for my Colombian quilt group.


My first thought


was to embellish both sides,


but I have a stack of felt that needed to be whittled down a bit 


and I figured,


if I put a plain felt back on all but Claire's...


I'd have enough for 3 of the ladies in my group and one for my son-in-law's mom!


One of the girls is Jewish...so I gave her a door knob quilt...which she was delighted with!


May each of you have a very Merry, happy, blessed Christmas.


Create Your Life,


annie!


22 comments:

  1. Oh Annie, they are just so unique! Merry Christmas!

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  2. You really have gone for it this time annie! What a great stocking, little Claire Bear will love it always. MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

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  3. How fun are these.....lucky grand babies and everyone who is touched by you. Happy Christmas to all your family members.....xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine. :) Merry Christmas to you too!

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  4. What a great many details to enjoy on each one. Your stockings are crazy fun, annie!

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    1. Thank you Annie. I'm determined to do more hand stitching in the coming year because these were so much fun! Merry, merry Christmas!

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  5. These are so preciuos Annie. You amaze me every time.

    I wish you a very Merry (and colourful) Christmas, Annie!

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    1. Thanks Gio! :) You always amaze ME!

      Merry, Happy Christmas!

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  6. You have been a busy little bee! These are amazing! But that's par for the course for you, spreading love through stitchin'! That's annie!
    I wish you the best Christmas ever! And a healthy Happy New Year!

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    1. Bzzzzzzzzzzz. Thanks so much Robin! I love the thought that you think my stitches spread love. Thank you. Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy to YOU, hubby and the boys!

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  7. I'm (almost) speechless. These are spectacularly amazing with the hand stitching, machine stitching and embellishments. I'll have to come back and look at them some more, they are wonderful. And I think you probably had a lot of fun making them.
    Happy Christmas, annie!.

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    1. Well Thank You Sheila! I had a blast making them. :)

      Merry, Beautiful Christmas to you and yours!

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  8. wow these stockings are so beautiful. I can see all the hard work and love that went into making them.

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    1. Thanks so much. There was a lot of work & love...but the work was easy. :)

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing that quote. It was like a gift to me.

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    1. After I posted it, I wasn't sure it fit...so I'm glad to hear that.

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  10. OMG, I LOVE LOVE LOVE all those Xmas stockings!

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