Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Candy Cane Santa Stocking #17


Almost finished filling in the third window pane before starting on the back-stitching.

Thanks to Margie who suggested peel & seal cellophane bags for presenting my stockings in. I've found a supplier close to my work and I hope to visit them during my lunch break to see what they've got. I like the idea of resealable plastic bags because then they can also be used for storage, not just presentation. I think they could work very nicely.
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Candy Cane Santa Stocking #16

Progressing very nicely...

In a couple of weekends, I have a crafting weekend away which I am really looking forward to. While I'm there, I'm going to present the Snow Bears stocking to Arkyn's mother. I just have to work out a neat way of presenting the stocking. At this stage, I'm thinking of placing it in clear cellophane with a nice bow on top but I'm not sure... any ideas for presenting the stockings that won't distract from the stocking, fold them or hide them, but also protect them and look pretty?? I look forward to your suggestions...
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie


Monday, 26 September 2016

Candy Cane Santa Stocking #15


I had a good stitching weekend, but a lot of stress as well. I'm a bit worried about this stocking, given it dosn't look like there is enough fabric left to do the bottom part of the stocking. I've measured it against my other stockings, and it looks like it will be OK, but to the naked eye, there just doesn't look like enough fabric left... time will tell. Nothing I can do about it now, I'm not puling out the whole stocking, that's for sure!

Our footy team, the Western Bulldogs made it in to the AFL Grand Final next week - it was a very stressful match as the lead changed a number of times, but in the end, we were in front. On Sunday, we went to the VFL (seconds) Grand Final and that was an exciting match too. We won that so hopefully the seniors can do the same next weekend! First time in 55 years our team has been in a Grand Final, so it's about time!

Forgot to stick in a pic of the framed Robots ABC which I collected on Friday afternoon. Very happy with the result! Also got the 4 small sayings but I'll wait until I hang them before I post a photo.

 
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

Friday, 23 September 2016

Candy Cane Santa Stocking #14

I am very pleased with my progress on this stocking. I'm sure when I did this the first time 10 years ago, that it took me about 9 months to do. I don't think I'll take that long this time.

I'm going to see the movie Sully tonight with my friend. I'm hoping it will be a good one. Looking forward to getting some weeding done in the garden on the weekend, and of course, lots of stitching! Hope you all have a great weekend too!
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie  


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Candy Cane Santa Stocking #13

Started on Santa's suit in the next window pane last night. Making good progress.
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016

Candy Cane Santa Stocking #11

I made quite a bit of progress over the weekend after getting home from the week away. Now the second window pane is also finished.
Onto the bottom half now...
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie