Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas Stocking.

Just finished one of my two Stitchalong projects. Here it is:

This started out as two sweaters from the local thrift store. I felted them and used one for the front of the stocking and the other for the back. I embellished the front pieces (stocking and cuff) with embroidery thread and little golden jingle bells, then constructed the stocking using the blanket stitch.

Here is the "before" picture of the pieces, taken in very poor lighting (sorry!):

I'm well-pleased with the finished result. I should mention that this is my first embroidery project ever, although I have been hand- and machine-sewing items and garments since I was a little girl.


togbean said...

That's great! Very anbitious for a first hand sewn project but you pulled it off beautifully!

Ellen said...

The addition of the bells is great. You did a wonderful job! I really like the pattern that was created from the sweaters and that You made happen.

Anonymous said...

I love it! I can't believe this is your first embroidery project. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! You did a great job and never would have known it was a 1st. The bells ARE a perfect addition. And the patterning is very creative.