My DD called me recently, asking if I might be able to make a stocking for her SO's little girl Sylvia. It reminded me that I hadn't gotten stockings made for 3 of my other DGD's either, so I after I finished Shirley's quilt, I decided I HAD to get these stockings made. I had a nice chunk of red satin fabric, that I loaded on to Lily, & made a pattern from a piece of newspaper. I stitched the outlines of 8 stockings first, then quilted them all today. I was fun doing a free motion job that I didn't have to worry about what anyone else thought!
Sylvia wanted pink, so I trimmed it in pink. On one side I quilted her initial, & colored it with pink paint.
On the other side I wrote her name. The tassel sticks out in the photo because of gravity. I tipped the camera to get the full stocking in.
I added some pink bling with beads. I hope it's enough pink for her. I have a little hand work to do on the others, so I'll finish them & show them later. I just wanted to post this for my DD to see, & know it's on its way soon!
Here is Shirley's latest quilt. I quilted up fairly easily.
Here are a couple of group shots from our Calendar Girls Christmas party at Betty's house. Sorry you couldn't come Margaret & Jean, & Cheryl.
Betty made this pretty Jello dessert. Light & fun to eat!