It’s getting to be Christmas time! We decided on holding off on cutting down a tree for another week or so. I’m excited to go get one though. So in the mean time, I had a stocking to make! It took me about 3 years to get around to making this stocking for my niece, Jillian. I loved making it for her! In between Thanksgiving meal prep and sleep I managed to embroider her name and then finished sewing up the stocking this week.
I totally dragged my feet on this one because Jillian is a relatively long name, and I’m terribly slow at embroidery. I remember when I made them for my family and then my brother’s family and then my nephew that the names took forever! I love the look of it though, and having your name on your stocking is pretty much at the top of anyone’s Christmas list. I got secret intel from my mom that I could probably get away with just ‘Jill’. She calls herself that and writes her name so cute already, so I leapt for joy at being able to skip a few letters! It looks so cute and I think my embroidery skills have maybe improved just a bit since the last one. yay for that!
The actual sewing of the stocking came together so quick, so if you need a stocking you still have plenty of time! I used my own tutorial (forgive it’s wee inconsistencies as it’s a 6-year-old tutorial), but it worked great. I eliminated the small strip under the name to match the one I made for my nephew.
Using my fabric, Rain Walk, was definitely a treat! There might be some shops that still have some in stock, check here at Cloud9 for a list of quilt shops. I was so excited as I went through my mental catalog of fabric and realized this print would be perfect. The little bit of quilting in green mimicking the ripple shapes made me so happy. Instead of doing ribbon and a button I threw on some leather with a rivet. So slick if I do say so.
I also wanted to say a huge thank you for your support of my sale. I sold out of my leather which I am so excited about, but am hoping to get all colors back in stock within the next week or two. I might have to do a little something fun for those who missed out on getting some during the sale. 😉