Saturday, December 7, 2013

FNWF.... the results of hard labour!

 Friday night saw me cutting out and making up one of these stockings, still need to hand sew on the ric rac and name tag but I wanted to get an idea of the size before I.......
 cut out 18 more as well as......
 18 linings....... so this is what I did with my time last night now for some time at the machine today and tomorrow and hopefully these other 18 will look like the first and be that much closer to being finished :)
 I also had a coffee break to refuel and opened up the parcel Cheryll sent me and was gobsmacked by these lovely individualised drink coasters if you look closely she's personalised every one of them! Thanks Cheryll I love them but most of all I love your kindness and thoughtfulness XXXX
 Also arriving at my door stop was a couple of swap parcels, this gorgeous paper pieced stocking is from Carol in Cheryll's Santa Sack Swap......wasn't I spoilt but wait it's also full of pressies but I can't open them till Cheryll says we can :)
 Here's a close up of Carol's stitching aren't the stitches soooooo tiny! I love it Carol, the colours are just sooooo me! :)
Another swap parcel also landed this week from Leanne my partner in Mrs Martin's Celebrate swap, don't you just love the felt bell ornament. Thanks for being my partner for this swap Leanne it's been great fun exchanging parcels with you throughout the year :)
Now to get cracking and finish those stockings, maybe a coffee or two thrown in as well. Don't forget to check out the other girls who joined me stitching last night at http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/ and see what they got up to on their crafting night :)

16 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love the cute little stocking. Lovely goodies arriving at your house. Hugs,xx

Yvonne W said...

That is a lot of stockings to make! The completed one does look good.

Christine M said...

You must have gone to bed last night dreaming stockings, Barb! Imagine how lovely they will look together when they are finished. Lots of lovely parcels there too.

Cheryll said...

WOW you were busy! Lots of lovely little stockings... so Merry Christmas is in order!
Glad you liked my coasters...as I love my cheeky mouse mat! :)

shez said...

boy you sure are a busy elf at the moment Barb,love all your swap goodies,have a wonderful weekend my friend.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

You have been very bust, well done. hugs

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow you have been cracking the whip on the little elves. Carols stocking is gorgeous! Enjoy your lovely gifts.

Ondrea said...

MOre beautiful gifts! Love the hexie paper pieced stocking too. I guess all those stockings are for the wee ones at your work? I have to make 4 larger ones this weekend.

Leanne said...

Love your cute stockings Barb, you were a busy girl. Lots of wonderful gifts to open soon as well, Enjoy.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful stockings Barb and Chhez is so generaous....

Kim said...

You are going to busy sewing all those stockings. Lovely fabrics you have chosen.

Simone Harding said...

Love your stockings. Look forward to seeing the finish. Mmm hexagon stocking is a great idea. Put that one away.

Maria said...

Hope you got those stockings stitched today..
lots of goodies arrived at your place.. It's a great time of year.

Fiona said...

ooh... looks liek a stocking factory.. and all so pretty!

Hugz

debbie said...

oh those stockings are so cute!! I love the hexies too. xx debbie

Josie said...

Love those stockings.. how cute are they! Experiencing some serious present envy right now.. how naughty is that.... couldn't help it... all your gifts are gorgeous. :o)