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kmcecelia
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Location: St. Paul, MN
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3:58 pm May 31, 2010

Hi everyone,

Haven't posted in ages--school got in the way. Took time this holiday weekend to start work on a Christmas stocking for my niece or nephew who will arrive in mid-December. It's a Dimensions kit, now out of production--the center medallion is a teddy bear with a santa hat, holding a present with a big red bow, framed by green holly. The stocking itself is red and black 'plaid'--the fabric is black, so the lines are going to be fun to stitch.
Coming along nicely; I have the bear done and now am working on the small bow for the present. Just thought I'd share Smile

Kathleen
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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9:25 pm May 31, 2010

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Originally posted by kmcecelia
--the fabric is black, so the lines are going to be fun to stitch.



I find it's easier to work on dark fabric if I have something white or light colored underneath on my lap.
armywife
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Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 107
Location: Madison, MS
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8:54 pm Jun 01, 2010

quote:
Originally posted by kmcecelia
Hi everyone,

Haven't posted in ages--school got in the way. Took time this holiday weekend to start work on a Christmas stocking for my niece or nephew who will arrive in mid-December. It's a Dimensions kit, now out of production--the center medallion is a teddy bear with a santa hat, holding a present with a big red bow, framed by green holly. The stocking itself is red and black 'plaid'--the fabric is black, so the lines are going to be fun to stitch.
Coming along nicely; I have the bear done and now am working on the small bow for the present. Just thought I'd share Smile

Kathleen


Good to hear from you! Hope the school semester was a success. Are you taking the summer off from school? I have to finish up Christmas stockings for my kids, down to final details and haven't picked them up lately. Sounds like you are enjoying the project.
Pam Stitching
kmcecelia
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Joined: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 63
Location: St. Paul, MN
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10:38 am Jun 02, 2010

I'm working as a research assistant this summer for one of the professors at school. Lots of "where will I find this??"

I do like the stocking; the bear is soooo very cute. The black is proving less difficult to work on than I had feared, which is good. I'm trying to get it done quickly, since I am so backed-up on projects I've promised as gifts, some of which I've started and some I haven't. Sigh. Oh, for the day when I will finish a gift before it is given!

Kathleen
kmcecelia
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Location: St. Paul, MN
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2:09 pm Nov 16, 2010

Thought I'd give an update on the stocking--won't be done for Christmas, but hopefully the new year. Fortunately little Claire (who should arrive near Dec. 3) won't know or care Smile

The only cross stitching left is the set of holly leaves above the bear's head (middle of design is a bear holding a gift-wrapped package; he's in a medallion bordered with holly at his head and feet, the rest of the stocking has a big red bow, and it looks like a Scottish plaid--lots, lots, lots of rows of red stitching, 3 different colors).
After that, the backstitch, which means that I have to essentially add the same number of lines to the plaid again . . . yay Sad But it does look very, very nice so far. Should make a lovely stocking. Got her name on it last week, which was so nice--now it looks like it is getting somewhere Smile

Kathleen
armywife
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Location: Madison, MS
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9:44 pm Nov 21, 2010

quote:
Originally posted by kmcecelia
Thought I'd give an update on the stocking--won't be done for Christmas, but hopefully the new year. Fortunately little Claire (who should arrive near Dec. 3) won't know or care Smile

The only cross stitching left is the set of holly leaves above the bear's head (middle of design is a bear holding a gift-wrapped package; he's in a medallion bordered with holly at his head and feet, the rest of the stocking has a big red bow, and it looks like a Scottish plaid--lots, lots, lots of rows of red stitching, 3 different colors).
After that, the backstitch, which means that I have to essentially add the same number of lines to the plaid again . . . yay Sad But it does look very, very nice so far. Should make a lovely stocking. Got her name on it last week, which was so nice--now it looks like it is getting somewhere Smile

Kathleen

Kathleen,
I just picked up the Christmas stockings for my kids again a couple of days ago. Worked on backstitching for the past day or two. Lot of work but it does bring the faces, etc., to life. I'm going to TRY to finish at least one of them (which only lacks french knots for stars), and then they need to be sewn up. My Mama is going to help with that, as my specialty is cross-stitching, not sewing.

Enjoy stitching over the holidays!
Pam Stitching
kmcecelia
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Location: St. Paul, MN
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8:37 pm Dec 12, 2010

I'm going to TRY to finish at least one of them (which only lacks french knots for stars), and then they need to be sewn up. My Mama is going to help with that, as my specialty is cross-stitching, not sewing.

My own mama is going to help with the "putting together" part as well--I make it, she helps with assembly Smile

My sister wondered if I could send it, then they could take pictures of baby Claire in it, and send it back for me to finish . . . I had to remind her that it's a flat rectangle right now . . . her response: "Oh. . . and you wouldn't want to assemble it before you finished stitching, would you . . ." Uh, no, I wouldn't Smile

Kathleen
armywife
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Location: Madison, MS
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12:19 pm Dec 18, 2010

My own mama is going to help with the "putting together" part as well--I make it, she helps with assembly Smile

My sister wondered if I could send it, then they could take pictures of baby Claire in it, and send it back for me to finish . . . I had to remind her that it's a flat rectangle right now . . . her response: "Oh. . . and you wouldn't want to assemble it before you finished stitching, would you . . ." Uh, no, I wouldn't Smile

Kathleen[/quote]

Aren't mamas wonderful?! I hope you get finished in time for Christmas pictures of baby in the stocking! That sounds so cute. Sounds like your sister is NOT a stitcher...very funny. I'm done with french knots but decided to fill in some blanks with white half stitches to make it look better, so STILL not finished with either stocking. Hasn't helped that I have to work (imagine) and then got a nasty virus this week and haven't felt like doing anything. Finally feeling better today thank goodness.

Merry Christmas!!!
Pam Stitching
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