Please see what Leslie at My Country Home, is working on this week. I decided to do her Mr. Linky and participate.
I'm so happy to be able to say that I am finally finished with Garrett's Christmas stocking. I began making his stocking when I was pregnant with him. The last thing I wanted to finish was the gingerbread house and cookie cutters. Then of course, to stitch the front and backs together. I added this snow man and the gingerbread man below, last year. Just so you know the timing, he just turned eight last month. I have been kind of busy and have not set my mind to completing it.
I added little cookie cutter trinkets for fun. I'm happy with the finished product and so is Garrett.
This is how it looked last December.I came up with my own pattern and this is how far I come with it.
I printed off pictures of gingerbread houses for inspiration to create one for him.
I bought some little charms to dangle from the stocking when finished. I love the miniature cookie cutters.
My three teenagers have had their stockings for many years. Here is what they look like. Harrison's stocking has a little piece of rubber band to make his sling shot. Here is how one of their names appears. I used six strands of thread to stick the child's name. Victoria had long blonde braids so I braided several strands of threads into braids to make her hair.
I decided to continue the braid pattern and made a braided rug and and stitched it into a rug for the floor near her bed.
Jessica's stocking came from an actual kit. It went together easily and I am glad to have had this aid for my first attempt at making stockings. She now states that she'd like an original hand-made stocking from me. Wonder how long that would take me to make? She does lover her stocking, but has now realized that her brothers and sister's stockings were put together by Mom. I guess I get a little pat on the back for that.
"My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty Rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:7-8