Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Stockings Were Done by Grandma With Care . . .

It is the most wonderful time of the year . . . time for our family Christmas get-together.  Not thinking clearly, I had told the parents that I was making stockings for all the kids, now there was no backing out - three days before the party, I only had one stocking out of nine done.  Who says you have more time when you retire?  They lied, or maybe I need some time management skills.

Therefore, I sewed for two solid days, and luckily, I have my sister-in-law, Michelle, as a back up.  She did the embroidery on the tops and helped me finish the hangers and so on.  Four hours before the party, they were finally finished:

The pattern for these stockings is an adaptation of the French Braid table runner.  Michelle came up with the idea and I copied.  

At the party, I wanted to get pictures of all the kids with the stockings, but the lighting was not good and my camera kept blurring some of the pictures.  I may have to invest in a new camera.  Here are some that will pass:
Mike, sixteen, is a big Steeler's fan.  This stocking was a hit!

Zoe and her dad, Adam.

Toria got the Grinch.

Evan got a snowman stocking.

Elijah got a Grinchy Stocking

My youngest great grandson, Ethan, seemed to like his stocking.
Sorry about the blurry picture.
The best thing about sewing for Christmas is finishing on time.  Thank you, Michelle!

Don't ask about the binding that I am still sewing on a Christmas quilt and the unfinished baby blanket.  

I'm also working on Bonnie's mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice, from Quiltville.  Bonnie just returned from a trip to Germany and Austria.  There are lots of pictures from her trip on her blog in case you are interested.      

Tomorrow is another day!  


  1. I am glad you got those done. I think they all liked them. I am slacking on the Celtic Solstice. I'll get doing after Christmas. I may even work on it on Christmas day!
    Merry Christmas Glady!

  2. Wowser! That was a lot of sewing in two days! You need a Super Grandma cape! They are beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  3. You did a great job! Those stockings are all so cute and finished! My son-in-law would love the Steelers one!

  4. Wow what an achievement. Your stockings are awesome.

    Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas
    Cheers Pauline