Hello! Where did the summer go? Did yours disappear as fast as mine? We spent two weeks on the most traditional/classic of family holiday at Disneyland and other theme parks. Our girls are gowing up and won't want to do this sort of thing forever. I really love Disnelyland, but if I never have to stand in line again ...
Then we escaped to Palm Springs - our most favourite place on the planet - and didn't even want to complain once about the desert heat. The deafening cicadas were music to our ears (just as long as we didn't see any - that is one super gross bug!) and I miss our family moonlit swims in the pool.
But now it's back to work, back to school, back to cooler weather - I'm actually wearing fuzzy socks for the first time in months and wow do they feel cozy! ... and hopefully back to more sewing. I managed to get a lot of hexie-ing done ... yes, on that long-ago started 1/2" diamond number that I'm so ashamed isn't done yet. I'll show you my progress soon.
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In the meantime, I have a delinquent pattern to publish. Remember when I was all banana-nuts-crazy in love with Little Joys? Well, I'm still in love with it. A few months ago I designed a cute set of stockings and I finally parked myself at the computer to write up the pattern for you. I'm calling it Something for Everyone Applique Stockings because ... well ... take a look.
If you like machine or hand applique, I think you'll have fun with this pattern. The shapes are easy and easy to position. Precision is not a requirement. The stockings can be made in ANY fabric. Use your favourite prints for the background and then it's all solids to create the merry motifs. As you can see, I sprinkled each stocking with either a few sequins/beads or buttons. (Shh, I even just glued the buttons on ... something I NEVER do!!!) If you have a jar of spare shirt buttons, the snowflake design is a stashbuster for sure. I can picture a whole row of just snowflake stockings ...
Templates are all full size with seam allowances included. Although I don't mention this in the pattern, I used a different top-stitch design for each one. And as with all my patterns, I take care of the details - these are fully lined and have a discreet ribbon so you can hang these by the chimney with care. ;)
For the moment, this pattern is only available as a PDF in my online shop.
Oh it's so nice to be back. Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to not be away for so long again. Kay?