Today is Whatcha Working One Wednesday at Leslie's Blog, My Country Home, so here's what I've been working on lately:
1. Toile Christmas Stocking.
Yes, I worked on a new Christmas Stocking on Labor Day! A friend gave me a box full of nice hardback Christmas idea books. I looked through them and several toile items caught my eye. I have been planning to make new Christmas stockings for my family because the ones they had been using were beginning to look bad, especially a couple that were over 20 years old.
I decided to make the stocking on the spur of the moment and just happened to have a scrap of black and white toile. I looked through my other scraps, which I had organized a few months ago, and found the perfect black and white plaid flannel for the cuff. This flannel was salvaged from a piece of my husband's clothing. Then I looked through my button jar and found an "Old Navy" button that used to be on a wool coat that belonged to my daughter. So I have claimed this stocking for my own since it has some sentimental value to me.
I went through my Christmas fabrics, also organized a while back, and put together several other combinations of plaids, prints, corduroys, etc. to make 7 more stockings.
This is the first stocking I've made. Its lined and is a lot like making a lined pocketbook. When I make another stocking, I hope to take pictures for a tutorial for this blog. Would anyone be interested in a tutorial for making this stocking?
2. If you saw my post yesterday, you've already seen the other project I worked on over the weekend, a new fall pocketbook. Here it is in progress:
3. Spiderman Quilt: I finished the hand quilting last night! Now I just need to remove all the quilting lines that were put on with a water soluble pen, make the binding and sew it on.
So what have you been working on lately?
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