Tuesday, 3 December 2019

3rd Day of Advent, A stocking for Arthur

I shared some of my progress when I was stitching Arthur's stocking but not since I finished it and made it up.

I decided to go it alone with the making up, scary stuff!   I had watched Vonna's Shepherd's bush stocking tutorial several times beforehand, she makes it look so easy and I am not a confident sewer but I'd made two previous ones up, with help, so I thought if I took my time I would be able to manage it.

This is Reed's Stocking by Shepherds Bush

Not perfect but on the whole I'm happy with it.
I love how these stockings stitch up and I love that my grandchildren will have something that I made especially for them, for years to come.
 I like to think that these stockings will still be around long after I'm not, (fingers crossed that I've made them to last, lol) and that they will get them out each Christmas and perhaps think of me.

 Today's Advent minis are just perfect :-)

Top - From  Lay Family Yarn
Middle - From Craft House Magic
Bottom - From Jo
Jo also popped in a little Lush hand & body butter, I've never tried any Lush products, it smells lovely :-)

In my Body Shop box today was a little Juicy Pear shower Gel :-)

Are you going to be hanging stockings on your fireplace?



Poppypatchwork said...

Love the stocking, it will be treasured for years.

Kate said...

I love Arthur's stocking - he'll cherish it all his life. You have some beautiful yarns.

Jackie said...

The stocking turned out perfectly.

God bless.

MartinaM said...

I think the stocking really great, the subject is very beautiful, and the many small details, just pretty.

butterfly said...

Maggie you made a fab job of the stocking looks wonderful .
Love looking at the advent goodies.

Jo said...

I absolutely love the stockings you've made for your grandchildren and I'm sure they'll be treasured for years to come. I'd really love to do something similar when grandchildren of my own come along, it's nice to gift something which will be a lasting reminder to them of yourself. We don't hang stockings, we haven't got a fireplace.

Manuela said...

A wonderful stocking and so many lovely details.

Vickie said...

What an heirloom you have created in this stocking Maggie!

Barb said...

Arthur's stocking is beautiful. I have stitched an ornament each year for my grand daughter. I have the same hope you do. That is years after I am gone she will have these and remember the grandmother who loved her very much.

Lowcarb team member said...

I love Arthur's stocking … it's beautiful.

All the best Jan