Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Stockings Were Hung

Of course not being a blogger when I started making Christmas stockings for the grandchildren, I did not photograph them as I completed them.  WHY would I have done such a thing???  The other day when we were at one of our son's homes I decided to photograph some of the stockings that I have made in my pre-blogging years.  I will try to photograph some of the others this year as we visit the homes over Christmas.






I am linking these stockings up with Pat at Quilting Lines.  Please check it out and add any of your stockings as well.  It is always fun to see what others have created.

Again, the week has been a busy one.  We were home for dinner just one night.  At this rate I will forget how to cook!!  It has been so much fun to celebrate the season with family events. 

The newest little one was baptized over the weekend.  It is always a joyous occasion.

I love the look on her face in this one.





We were thrilled to go visit with Santa this week.  He was pretty harmless when he came out of his little house to sing Christmas carols with us, but it was a different story when we entered his house and sat on his lap.  This was an amazing Santa, if I do say so myself.  He knew the REAL meaning of CHRISTmas.  Even his hair and beard were the real thing!




I've had a couple of really fun wins lately.  I received some lovely Christmas fabrics from Peach Patch Quilts.  These will be such fun to use in future projects.  After seeing some of the cute patchwork stockings, I am thinking that these might come in very handy.



As well, look at this adorable little hedgehog and mini quilt that I received from Susan.  Is this not the cutest little guy ever with his little scarf?   I just love it and was so thrilled to have been chosen as her winner.  Thanks so much, Susan.  I don't know how many of you follow her, but she does such beautiful work and I have followed her almost since I started blogging. 



This week I have been working on some Christmas gifts in my sewing room.  I really can't show them yet, but it has been fun to slip away into the studio and forget the messiness of the house.  I also had a bit of time to work on Easy Street.  The best part was the cutting of the lime green squares.  Since lime green is one of my all time favorite colors, I have a TON of fabrics in that color.  I could have probably cut 145 squares and not have one match!!!!!  I am ready for step five on Friday.




Since I doubt that I will be blogging in the next week as we will be having houseguests for Christmas, I would like to wish all of you a wonderful and joyous Christmas. 

43 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

It's going to be so much fun to see all the grandchildren's stockings as you have the opportunity to photograph the rest of them. The ones you showed us in this post are gorgeous!

Patricia said...

Beautiful Stockings! Cross stitch takes so much patience, I collected patterns for a few stockings but never made them. Thank you for sharing on the Christmas Stocking Hang Out!

JustPam said...

I love your stockings. I used to make period doll clothes and my husband told me to take pictures. Of course I didn't listen and now I wish that I had pictures of some of the more detailed dresses. At least you know where your stockings are! The dresses were made for a little doll shop and were all sold. When we moved, my hand made patterns disappeared so I don't know if any more dresses will be in my future.
Your grand kids are all so beautiful-I love grandkids!
Merry Christmas!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Absolutely beautiful - and so much work and love went into those stockings!

jmniffer said...

The stockings are a true labor of love...all those tiny stitches take time. It is wonderful that you have made them for your grandchildren. A heirloom for sure.
Thanks for sharing.

sunny said...

Your stockings are beautiful!! Merry Christmas.

Debi said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful stockings and Easy Street!

Kathy's A Quilter said...

And a blessed Merry Christmas to you and your family. Quilting can wait until the crowds have cleared.

Lesley said...

Your stockings are all works of art! Love your Easy Street units...great fabrics!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Mary....the Baptism looks so lovely. There is something calming about it. The little one is just so very cute. Merry Christmas to you and your family Mary

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Those stockings will definitely be heirlooms....I have one my Sis made me years ago that I still hang and smile at all the work and love that went into it. I have one more project to finish and I will be done....eeeeeehhhh...I only have 2 days left (plus tonight!). I always love Santa photos....one little guy there isn't too happy to be sitting on Santa's lap! LOL...My very best wishes to you and your family for a Blessed Christmas!

em's scrapbag said...

Your cross stitched stockings are lovely. What a lot of work. Congrats on your recent wins. Your Easy Street quilt is going to be great! Love your colors.

Terry said...

My grandmother made cross stitch stockings for both of my kids after they were born. It's so nice to have such a wonderful reminder of her at Christmas! :0)

Nedra said...

Years ago, I made cross stitch stockings for all of my children,also. Looks like you have been having a wonderful holiday season filled with the love of family.
Merry Christmas to YOU too!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a sweet look at baptism! Cute!
All of the stockings you made are amazing Mary! Thank you for sharing them!

Beth said...

Your stockings are beautiful. Nice on all of your progress on easy street.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous stockings! Lovely wins! Merry Christmas to you and yours - enjoy!

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy Christening to another wonderful G-child. Love love all your cross-stitch stockings. You are such a terrific G-mom. They are so lucky - Enjoy the holiday season - Love Nat

Maria said...

It is sew nice to see the Christmas Stockings. Looking forward to seeing more..
Yes nice face on bub at the Christening...
Also got a smile from the Santa one..
Nice mail..Cute hedgehog.
Can't wait to se what you are making out of the limes..

lindsey said...

Beautiful stockings and lovely family photo's!

Barb said...

A lot of work went into those stockings, they are fabulous...as always...love seeing your family.

Have a Merry Christmas!!

andsewon said...

What a loving thing to do for your grand-babies! Beautiful stockings!love the pic of little one looking up at Father! Cute!
Merry Christmas Mary!

Judy said...

As a cross-stitcher I know how much time and love were spent on your stockings. After 10 years of deciding what to do with my own children's stockings I decided to frame them individually. By far my favorite decoration.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I cross stitched for many years before I resumed my love of quilting, so I know how much love and work went into those stockings. They're so sweet.

When my daughter took her little ones to see Santa, she reminded her youngest son (5 y.o.) that Santa would ask him if he'd been good this year. Immediately a very worried look appeared on his face. He said "but I haven't been very good" and clung to his mama's leg. He almost didn't want to go in to see Santa, but he finally did. Yesterday when we were baking cookies, he told me that he got lucky, that Santa didn't ask him if he'd been good. ;-) I love that little guy!

Denise :) said...

Mary, your stockings are just gorgeous -- what precious heirlooms you created!! Loved the little hedgehog -- how cute is that?!? Congratulations on the sweet baptism of your newest family members -- those are precious family memories!! :)

Sheila said...

Beautiful stockings , you really put a lot of work into each of them . The Baptism photos were special and I love your fabrics for the Easy Street quilt .

Bridget B said...

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

sew.darn.quilt said...

What lovely stockings indeed.
Merry Christmas*

Judy B said...

Love your cross stitch stockings, real family heirlooms!
Thank you for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Precious baby! And what a perfect time for a baptism. :) blessings, marlene

SM RE said...

You are doing the Quiltville mystery quilt!! Way to go! I really want to participate but I am not sure that I have enough scraps for separate colors. Your geese are looking fantastic!! Way to go. I love the stockings, I am working on some for my brother and his family but they are certainly not that fancy! Its great to see projects from the past, thanks for sharing!

Farm Quilter said...

Have a blessed Christ-filled Christmas with your family! I really enjoy reading your blog and look forward to a great year with your in 2013!

Stephanie said...

Amazing how much we use our cameras now that we blog! Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season.

barbara woods said...

i love those stockings

Jessie Pope said...

We took Jordan to that Santa too and I have to say: I thought they wouldn't be able to replace that last one because he was so great, but this one is really good too! Very friendly. Jordan still felt about the same as Baby O though :)

Fiesta said...

Beautiful stockings! Such exquisite work and detail. Happy holidays

Connie said...

What beautiful stockings and I'm so glad you took photos to share them with us! Wonderful family photos and the little one does have the cutest facial expression. Congrats on your wins and enjoy the rest of the year with your great family! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Happy Christmas! Enjoy your extra time with your family! What wonderfu stockings you have made over the years. Just delightful with those snowmen!

SewCalGal said...

Another plus of blogging as it does help to capture all these special projects over time.

My mother used to have a collage of pictures in frames that she'd put up just for Christmas. It held photos of such stockings and memories. I hadn't thought about it in quite some time, until your post.

Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

Those stockings are very pretty! I especially like Patrick's!

nancygrayce said...

How gorgeous! I'm afraid mine all came from Land's End! Lame, that's me!

Nanbon44 said...

I have some of those CCS patterns, and one of these days I might get around to stitching one

Barbara said...

Stockings are so gorgeous and will certainly make family heirlooms.