Sunday, 16 December 2012

Almost Done....sigh...




Today was another crazy...

Busy....

Productive day!!!

These stockings are the originals that are probably 35 years old....

I was unable to get the quilted gingham...apparently I was supposed to look "on-line"...

Which is not something I am very familiar with...

I am not an internet shopper...

BY any stretch of the imagination...

Anyway.....

This is what I came up with today...

Not quite as whimsical as I had imagined..

But....I felt it was important to try and keep the new stocking as close to the originals as possible... 

I had originally used sequins for our eyes and button trim on the snowman bellies...

I had forgotten about that, until I pulled out the stockings the other day...  

I looked for sequins at 2 different big chain stores...

But came up empty handed...

So.....

I went with big eyes [much like Vivian's]...

Still may cut out some black ones....not sure about that....

And used my buttons stash...for the tummy...

I haven't actually sewn the stocking together as yet....

Not sure if I am completely happy with the way the letters came out...

BUt....at least I am 99% finished...

I spruced up our old stockings with a fresh pom-pom centre for the holly...

I am sure that all will be delighted with that...:o)

 










 While watching TV the other night...

I used up my ends of wool, and made my daughters golden retriever...LOLA...a scarf..

How cute is that???





ANd not to forget my little sweetie..

I made her a new hat...

With a giant pom-pom...

Hope she likes it!!!!   

 
Hope you all had a great weekend...

Mine flew by...

Still no wrapping done....and still no shortbread...

BUt....there are only so many hours in a day...eh?


On the menu tonight is  roasted peameal...scalloped potatoes..
                     Bok- Choy and brussell sprouts...

I am STARVING....and it smells soooooooo good!!!

            Enjoy the rest of your evening...


                     Cheers!  :o)
                       linda


   

18 comments:

  1. Love Vivian stocking. So cute!!!

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    1. Thanks Devon...
      I bought her a doll to put in it this year!!!
      Nice soft body...cute!

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  2. I love her stocking...it coordinates very nicely with the original group! I'd say it's a keeper!

    I'll be right over for dinner.... ha.

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    1. AND...I just cracked up at that mouse stirring! LOL!!!!

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    2. Thanks...
      I wanted it to kind of look the same...
      I am sure she will love it!!

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  3. Those are great stockings! Nice job. :-)

    How many hats does Vivian have now? One can never have too many.

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    1. As many as I can crochet!!!!
      That is true...one can never ahve toooo many!!

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  4. Vivian will love it! Especially when it's full of wonderful stuff! Stockings are the best, and yours are wonderful and from the heart. Nice work :)

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  5. Any friend of Betsy's and Gloria's makes me curious... as curious as my cats Mongo and Pebbles. Just don't come and visit me too often for I wouldn't want to be sued by them for making you grumpy. Ah... a picture blog. You're very creative. Could you achieve the same level of exactness if I gave you a 35-year-old million dollar bill?

    New year's resolution: I promise the grumpy stranger I'll do a bit of internet shopping. It'll make my wallet feel less empty and conned. I will be able to find what I'm looking for and feel good.

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  6. Lots of good times and memories with those stockings!!
    Vivian will always treasure the stocking you made for her.
    My daughter still uses the one I made her 39 years ago!!

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    1. There sure are...35 years or so!

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  7. I love traditions and that you are trying to stay close to the originals. Instead of the sequence/buttons for the eyes I suggest using black beads. These will look like coal.

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    1. Lori...thanks for visiting..I tried to work with what I had...I have since....since yesterday...changed the eyes and buttons to black felt...

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  8. Those stockings are darling! Did you make the original gingham ones? I love Vivi's!!!
    Love the idea of a scarf for pupper, and the hat is so cute too!!!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Sure did Kris...many moons ago...my kids LOVE them!!
      I hope the hat will fit Vivian...

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  9. Wow the stockings are awesome, and so are the scarf and hat. I'm impressed!!! You're really talented, Linda.

    Have a great week!

    -Sanny

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sanny..
      I promise to pop over to your blog..

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