Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Challenge Met

Drum roll please.............................


Ta-Da!


Blackbird Designs
"Merry December" monthly stocking series
linen and threads as charted


I finally did it!  A stocking.  Not as perfect as I would have liked, but it is completed. 

Now that I've done it, I'm asking myself "Why did I take so long in doing it?"  For some reason I felt quite intimidated in making the stocking part but it turned out easier than I expected.  Followed Vonna's instructions which can be found here.   She put Blackbird Designs' instructions in visual form which was very helpful. 
Now I can't wait to make more of these little stockings!  I think I need to extend this challenge to stitch at least one stocking every couple of months before December so that I can have a few more to hang on the tree this year. 

Hope your week has gone off to a great start! 


Linky party @ Thistlewoodfarm












18 comments:

  1. Laura - This came out so great! I'm so glad you tackled your impossible and linked up to our party!! Thanks so much for joining! Karah

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  2. I KNEW you could do it! Laura, it turned out perfectly! Right down to the red door on the house! I am going to follow you so I can see how the other stockings turn out!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  3. This is amazing! Great job! Thanks for sharing your "impossibility"! <3 from your newest follower and fellow {brand-new} blogger! Check out my "impossibility" and follow back!

    ~Misty
    www.413sparrowlane.com

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  4. Gosh! Aren't you talented! This is an amazing piece of cross stitchery, and it makes a great decoration...Maybe, if you're going to make more, you could try to make one for every month with suitable motifs: daffodils for March, roses for June, a harvest scene for August, etc...

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  5. Laura,
    It's the cutest thing - so glad you finished for the big link party. 11 more months til Christmas!
    Kelly

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  6. Laura,

    Congrats on turning your impossible into a possible! Looks beautiful!

    Thanks for linking up to our party ...

    Linda

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  7. I really love ALL you stitch! This little stocking is fantastic, it was in my "stitching program" too! My favourite of the three stocking is the one with deer *.* But this is lovely too!
    Beautiful works!

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  8. Thank you all for the encouraging comments!

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  9. Laura - your stocking is gorgeous! Thanks for joining my party! :)

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  10. Gorgeous Laura - love everything Blackbird designs!!

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  11. Laura,

    I would love to feature your stocking tomorrow at our "impossiblities" feature post. Can you e-mail me and let me know if this is okay and let me know if I could borrow a few pictures?

    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. Great job, Laura!! Your finishing looks fantastic!

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  13. Laura, I adore that stocking. I have been hunting for little stocking patterns just like that and I thought I had found one but the shop were unable to get it for me. Would you please be able to give me the name of that pattern and I will try to get a copy of it here. I would really appreciate it.

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  14. Love your stocking finish! Like you, I've found myself intimidated by the idea of finishing these myself so as yet I haven't plucked up the courage to do so. Yours turned out beautifully!

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  17. Hi

    Keep doing my post wrong so hopefully third time lucky.

    I found your blog through Afford Your Passions stitchy party.

    Your stocking is really lovely.

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