Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stockings all in a Row

Here they are folks, all in a row. So fun to make. So much about COLOR!
All in a row

I think I saved making Brandon's for last because there were... well, rules. No flower prints, no extravagant "froo-froo" embroidery, only manly shades of green to be permitted. I did sneak in a few sparkly silver snowflakes, because the forest scene was just toooooo simple. Actually, I embroidered those while we watched a show together. He kept glancing back at my stitches with a funny look on his fact, so I stopped myself at three!
Last one... all done.

I was so relieved when the little loopy thing came together on the first try again. Apparently, I am learning folks! Oh, and I think my embroidery in the Dauphin script improved as time went by. Sometime I'm going to have to show you my first attempt at embroidering this script. I-yi-yi!
Embroidery in "Dauphin"

So that's it. Our patchwork Christmas stockings are done and packed away now for a few months, which gives me some time to figure out how I'm going to hang them over our mantle.

Color play.

14 comments:

  1. Seriously - these are crazy good!

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  2. oh, my goodness, how I love these! great job! they are going to be so merry and festive when you pull them out in a few months - lovely!

    thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  3. Gorgeous! You've worked really hard on these!

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  4. Rachel, you knocked it out of the ballpark! So beautiful!

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  5. these are so sweet. i am so very impressed!

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  6. So organised! And very beautiful indeed.

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  7. So cute. I really LOVE that font you embroidered the names in. Makes me want to get practicing my stitches again.
    (And I'm loving the side-glancing husband description. One could never have too many snowflakes? :)

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  8. Beautiful! Totally picturing Brandon's face...

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  9. [...] back stitches.  It came out all right, but the practice served me well for my later work on the patchwork Christmas stockings.  The continuous chain/back stitch is definitely quicker than what I did [...]

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  10. these are soooo freakin' beautiful!!! I want to make some now!

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  11. I saw the picture of these in your blog header, and just had to track down the actual post. These are so wonderful!!! I love embroidery and this is such a great combination of the two. :D

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Really beautiful.... I love how the colors are not so traditional, yellow, purple.... Love your embroidery touches, and the sparkly floss......

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