Monday, 14 September 2020

Christmas Stocking update

Jacobs Christmas stockings was one thing I really wanted to make headway on in July but that wasn't to be.  I waited ages for thread to come in stock and spent another age tracking down one of the Classic ColourWorks threads.  Classic Colourworks, apparently , have stopped making perle #5 thread.  My LNS did have one of the CC colours I needed but not the Purple Aster.  I did eventually managed to track some down online, lucky for me they had old stock.

In the end, July came and went without me putting a single stitch into this stocking.

August stitching was a little better now I had all the required threads but with one thing and another time wasn't on my side.

(No idea what that weird blurry patch is on the photo below, must have been a smear on the lens)

So far this month I've made sure that I've set a chunk of time aside each week so that I can see some progress

And here is where i'm at so far.  I sat and did a good few hours on Friday and got the coat all done and some of the smaller motifs.

Although I haven't had any stitching time over the weekend I feel like I've done the biggest part now and I'm bit more confident about getting it finished in time, fingers crossed.

I hope you have a lovely week, I'll see you soon



Poppypatchwork said...

It's growing and looking goid, once you get past a certain point it all clickes and gets easier.

Jo said...

It's looking good. The thing with cross stitch is that you can put lots of time in but it doesn't look as though you've done much until you get past a certain point and then you feel you're making some headway. I'm sure you'll have it finished off in plenty of time for the big day.

Carol said...

Your stocking for Jacob is growing nicely, Maggie--so glad you found the color thread you needed! Hope your tennis elbow is improving! ♥

Katrina said...

Lovely stitching Maggie. I have one of these stockings half done from last year which I must get back to one day soon. Have a really good week x

Barb said...

I would say you have done very well and what a beautiful stocking it is going to be!

Jackie said...

You have put in a great deal of work. The stitching is growing by leaps and bounds. It is going to be beautiful.

God bless.

linda said...

What a beautiful design it's going to be lovely when it's finished.

butterfly said...

Looking great ,love his coat .
Have a good week.

Sandy said...

Wow! This is going to be so pretty. IT is coming along quite nicely. Floss has been hard to come by here as well. I am not so good at substituting colors either.

Susan Zarzycki said...

I love it! So pretty.💖