Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Christmas Stockings

In the interests of keeping a record I have photographed these two small Christmas stockings.   They are meant to be tree decorations which gives you some idea of size. 
Over the years I have made several of these as gifts but made the effort to try a hardanger lacy edge on one this time.  The one on the right has the lacy edge.   I found it to be a lot less difficult than I had imagined so will definitely try that again.   The stocking on the left was supposed to have picots in each of the square holes but I admit to being rather afraid of picots and generally leave them out.   Perhaps that is the next Everest to conquer?

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  1. Your hardanger work is always a treat to see Margaret. I'm sure you would cope with the picots very well.

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    1. Thanks Ann, I certainly intend to practice picots as I do love hardanger which tends to have picots on every piece.

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  2. I have to say that they both look gorgeous to me!

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  3. Very pretty stockings, they will make lovely decorations.

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  4. My tree won't be going up this year so perhaps for 2020?

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  5. That's a great way to use some of your beloved hardanger stitching!

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    1. I think they are really effective and they do make a lovely gift.

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  6. They're both quite pretty and very detailed oriented. Will be very special on your Christmas Tree.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. These ones are destined for gifts Sandy but I plan on making some for my tree too - perhaps next year?

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  7. They're so pretty and will look beautiful on your tree.

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  8. Oh wow, they look fantastic! I'm sure you can conquer picots, although I actually have no idea what they are!

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