Thursday, September 8, 2011
Craft Hope: Christmas in Dixie
I just finished sewing four Christmas Stockings for the current Craft Hope Project, Christmas in Dixie. This project feels good. If you knit, crochet, or sew you still have time to whip up a stocking or two before the deadline of September 23rd.
this free pattern on-line. I totally overlooked the fact that the instructions make FOUR stockings. I thought I was just making one....and this had me BAFFLED as I cut sooooo many front and back pieces, lining fleece, and lining fabric. I was focused on the fact that the pattern said it yielded a finished, seamless, stocking that was beautiful inside and out. So, I'm moving along thinking "wow....it takes A LOT of fabric to make such a nice, finished stocking". Eventually I got to the point of asking my husband how on earth all this was going to come together and he broke it to me, "hon, you're making FOUR stockings." Well, that's wonderful. It's what I would have made anyway....BUT, I would have made four different, coordinating, stockings.
Nevertheless....that was my little brain spasm for the week and here we have FOUR IDENTICAL stockings that are lovely and beautiful and have a lot of love sewn into them in hope that the tornado survivors will have a little peace and happiness this Christmas.
The fabric I used came from Raspberry Creek Fabrics on Etsy. I won 5 coordinating yard of fabric last year....what a nice use for some of it!