Friday, September 4, 2015

It's Not Gonna Slow Me Down!

I've been working on a Christmas stocking for my sweet step-grandson who turned two this year. I've hit a few road blocks, running out of various threads. DMC Perle Cotton #3 isn't carried in shops in my area, so need to order more via the internet. However, this little glitch isn't going to slow down my progress.

I plan on stitching his name and then starting the background (top right) and work my way down to where I've run out of threads.

It's a bit difficult to see, but the puppies, red ribbon, box and part of the evergreens are done:


20 x 13 inch Christmas Stocking on 18 Ct Mesh

18 comments:

  1. Clever you, I love labs and bet little man will love this gift. Maria xx

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  2. So glad you can't be stopped! Any little boy (heck, even this semi-old lady!) would love to have a stocking overflowing with adorable puppies!

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  3. How sweet Kim looks wonderful , hope you get your thread soon.

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  4. It looks lovely. A couple years ago (actually more like 3 or 4) I did stockings for all my grandchildren, taking about a month per stocking. I have to say that I enjoyed most of the process and my grandkids certainly (I hope) enjoy the stockings every year. Their own little piece of family legacy. I even included stockings for a few cousins and two more grandchildren that came along in the interim.

    Stockings are an heirloom that will never tarnish, get old, or not put a smile on the child's face -- even when the child is 40. Here's to your heirloom stocking.

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  5. Awesome work Kim! I love it. So will he. :)

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  6. This is such a gorgeous design with the puppies, Kim, your step grandson is going to love it! Who is the designer, I just have to ask? (Just wondering if they have a kitten version!)

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  7. I love it and adore the labs. I'm sure it will be cherished.

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  8. As a dog-lover, I must say that that is a very nice-looking stocking! The young man is a very lucky recipient:))

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  9. How cute are those dogs. Lovely stitching, Kim.

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  10. Adorable. What a cherished memory to have each year when you hang the stockings!

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  11. Surely he loves the sock!!. Good job Kim!!
    Hugs

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  12. That looks gorgeous! Great stitching. I hope you get the new thread soon! :D

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  13. That looks gorgeous! Great stitching. I hope you get the new thread soon! :D

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  14. This will be a gorgeous keepsake. It's beautiful.

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  15. Wow, what a fabulous stocking you are creating! Would you share the details (i.e., designer)?

    Robin in Virginia

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  16. Beautiful stitching Kim, it looks as if a lot of work has gone into it already!

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  17. I only recently found a store (over an hour away) that carries size 3 perle cotton. I imagine the texture on this stocking has to be marvelous with that thread! What a gorgeous treasure.

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