I decided that I wanted to make Christmas stockings for the kids as my shower gift to them.
I had chosen a pattern a few years ago that I thought they would like and I happened to be right.
I had to make a few modifications but I am really pleased with how they turned out.
The pattern called for quilting the front and back but I just did the front.
They are quite large and I felt it would make them even heavier.
You can see that I put white behind the nose and eyes on the bear to make them stand out.
Little mice with Christmas trees grace the inside of this one.
Funny story about Nick's.
I forgot to add the string before I put the whole stocking and lining together.
I had to add it after and try not to stitch through into the lining while I was doing it!
I managed to do it but it was tricky.
Little Christmas trees are on the inside of this one.
This is when they opened them. You can see how big they are!
I also made a pillow for the ring bearer to carry.
She was VERY specific about what she wanted and I think this came out just as she wanted.
She had seen it before the shower as I wanted her opinion
about the ribbon to put on it to attach the rings with.
This was before I added the white flower dots, the ribbon or had the words stitched.
They will attach the rings by tying them with the ribbon.
Opening the pillow.
Now I need to get my butt in gear and work on the wedding quilt.
At the retreat I made 670 blocks for the quilt, PHEW!
Now I have to get the motivation to sew it all together.
Where has my sewjo gone??
Wish me luck with this one.
It's going to be HUGE!