Tuesday, December 23, 2008

150+hours, 2 months of work, an it's finally done!

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that I have been working on a stocking for my daughter. The stocking is cross-stitched and very detailed. It took over 150+ hours, and 2 months. But I am finally done! YAY! Just wanted to share some quick pictures of it.

I have posted this before but thought I would again. The pattern came from this book that I got at Hobby Lobby. It has 15 of the most gorgeous cross-stitched stocking patterns I have ever seen.

And now for my daughter's stocking. (I used the font pattern from another of the stockings because I used my daughter's actual name and not her nickname so if I had used the font that was for this stocking it wouldn't have fit in the area allowed (it was a scroll type font) I am going to use the font for all of our stockings actually.

And a detailed shot

And a pic of the back (so it's not the whole back but a detailed shot. Gonna use this same fabric for all of our stockings)

I am going to take some time out of cross-stiching and then in a month or so I will start on my hubby's stocking. Not bad for my first stocking though.

ETA: I had a question about the stocking so I figured I would answer here so if anyone else was curious they could see the answer too. The question was whether I used a premade pattern and if they sell those. I actually bought a book that has patterns and then cross-stitched it. Then I cut around the finished pattern and sewed it from there. It is fully lined as well. It was actually easier then I thought. However you can find some stocking kits with all the peices. They are about $30 normally and can be found at most craft stores. I couldn't find any this year so that is why I bought the book.
Thanks for the sweet comments everyone. My daughter actually hasn't seen it yet. I am going to wrap it and put in her old stocking for Christmas. Get it? Her new stocking is a stocking stuffer. LOL I crack myself up!


Jen said...

It's gorgeous crazy lady! I'm sure she loves it!

Debbie said...

Wowzers Sharon... You did an awesome job on the stocking... your dd will be so pleased!

Chef Mama said...

It is absolutely beautiful! Your daughter will love this! My mom cross-stitched my girls' stockings (full front like yours) and I know it takes a LOT of time and effort. What a treasure for your daughter to have!

Dorinda said...

Amazing Sharon!!

L. Taggart said...

HOORAY!!!! You finished it!!! Congrats!!! WOW! Can I go on? I guess I don't need to. You are amazing! It looks great!

Erin K said...

Goodness that is stunning!

Robyn :) said...

Okay, that is just sooo pretty!!

Did you cut the stocking pattern out yourself and then add the backing? Do they make premade blank stockings to cross stitch on?

Can't wait to see the others!!

BethH said...

How adorable! You did a fantastic job..it's just Puurrrrrrfect! I know your daughter is going to love it...what a treasure that she will have for years to come!

Collette said...

Beautiful stocking. I'm a cross-stitcher also, so I know the amount of work that went into that ... Beautiful!