Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Holy Night Stocking - Finished!

Yay - it is done, completely! Yesterday was the ANZAC Day public holiday in Australia. On Monday, I contacted the craft store and asked if they would be open on Tuesday, expecting the owner to say No. She told me if I turned up, I could call and she would let me in to get my backing fabric! Yay. My husband and I went for a drive and came home with some amazing fabric that was perfect for the back of the stocking, meaning I could finish it completely and have it ready to pass on to the new owner earlier than expected. I said to the store owner, "I'm looking for something dark blue with gold flecks in it" and she went straight to the perfect fabric. I was in and out within about 5 mins! We spent longer afterwards talking and patting their beautiful Golden Retriever dogs out the back. Gosh, made me realise how much I miss our beautiful Clarence...😔

After finishing up the Holy Night Stocking, I also finished the second of my patchwork doona covers. I had been holding back on this as my sewing machine had started to play up - I think it was something with the tension and thread. When I changed the thread, it was fine and since I only had about 40cm to sew to finish it, I did it before it decided to stop working again. I will have to get it serviced once I finish my doona covers - it has been working overtime! Burgundy and beige doona covers now ready to use.
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your stocking finish. The backing fabric is perfect! Sorry to hear about Clarence too. It's been a while since I've read your blog so have just caught up with the sad news. What a lovely gesture from the vet though. :)

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  2. Lovely stocking. You always stitch them so beautifully. The backing fabric is perfect too.

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  3. Congrats on finishing the stocking. Your sewing is also so neat.

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  4. It looks absolutely beautiful

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  5. That is one of the most beautiful stockings I have ever seen! There could not have been a better backing fabric. Congratulations! (Although, I admit I'll miss seeing updates on your stocking)

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  6. Great job on finishing! I need to work on one project at a time...Maybe I would get more done.

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  7. Great work getting the stocking complete. It is a lovely design and I am sure the recipient will be thrilled for years to come.

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