Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Finished up the Blackbird Designs stockings for May!


Which makes me seem all 'timely and stuff until you realize these came out LAST May, not THIS May. lol
Had no issues with these other than making a couple color substitutions because they either matched too closely to the linen and/or another color in the design. (Example: the tulips colors originally were pretty much the same exact shade of coral so I switched one out for Lancaster red instead.)

 I used my new fabric quarters for the backing fabric so here is a look at the other side:

(Hmm. Just noticed I didn't keep them in the same order for the back picture. That's a little confusing. lol)

Pulled all the stuff out to do the June ones and just need to get started on them now. One of the three designs I decided not to do because it's a stork/birth announcement design which I don't have any need for at the moment. So this batch should go quicker.........theoretically.......

11 comments:

Ranae said...

Pretty stockings!
Great job!

Leslie said...

wow, you have been busy! they look great.

KarenV said...

They're gorgeous! So nicely stitched and finished!

Nancy said...

You did a beautiful job on your stockings! Congratulations on finishing them. I had plans to do them each month, and I haven't started yet. Oh well, maybe mine will be done next year!

Carol said...

Melanie--those stockings look just great! I really need to get busy and work on mine--I am so nervous about finishing them, though!

Melanie said...

Thanks so much!!! :)

Carol - the finishing isn't hard to do, just a little fussy maybe. You have to tuck in the seams as you are stitching and sometimes they don't want to go neatly at first. But you just take your time with it and it works out in the end. If you can sew a whip stitch then you can do these. I'm still not convinced that they couldn't be done the 'regular' way i.e. put right sides together, machine stitch and turn inside out. I should try one that way to see how it goes.

Pumpkin said...

LOVELY finishes! I have yet to finish a stocking like this. It makes me nervous but you did a fantastic job :o)

Melanie said...

You can do it, Pumpkin!!!!!!!!!! :)

corinna said...

those are great
nicely done
wouldn't be sweet if they magicaly made themselves into stotckings after the x-stitches

Margaret said...

The stockings are lovely. I'll be looking out for June's.
And your beads below are amazing. You are very talented.

Kajsa said...

Those turned out cute! I really liked the bead hangers!