I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful Holiday season. It's the first year in many that we're not going to have a White Christmas. We have a thin inch or so of hard snow on the ground...nothing fluffy and clean...but it sure makes the sleds fly! I'm not complaining to much as we have the beautiful SUN!!! I'm working on Bent Creek Big Round Zipper and it should be called the HUMONGOUS Round Zipper..it's way bigger than I expected..but so much fun and fast to stitch. I'll post an update soon =)
I wanted to mention a SAL we have going on with our Yahoo group. It's for the little Stitcher's Alphabet freebies designed by Brooke. You don't have to be a member of our group to join...the blog for it is here. Just shoot me an email if you'd like an invite. I've posted my current ABC WIP there.
This stocking is from the May Flowers publication. I really love this one. The picture doesn't do it justice since it was taken on my phone. I'm charging my camera so I can add a better one later.
This is the one I had problems with....and they were operator errors not pattern flaws. I had ironed on my fusible webbing and was starting to cut...while distracted by rowdy children...and along the back side to the heel I cut right up against the webbing not adding the 1/4" seam allowance! I about had a melt down...well Vonna came to my rescue and suggested I apply a Fray Stop and allow it to dry over night that way I could stitch it without worrying about it coming apart. Well it WORKED! You can tell if you look very closely...but that's art for you!
Here is my first BBD Stocking finish thanks to the help of Vonna. She's saved my cookies a couple times this week! This was a finish for my Mom and it's hanging on her tree. I'm off to finish my second stocking now!