First, I have joined some very talented people in an interesting SAL. I have done SALs (Stitch-A-Longs) before – where each person participating stitches the same design over a period of time. Those a super fun, This one is different…I get to choose something that I am currently working on and post my progress every three weeks. Then link up to the other people in the SAL so we can all share our progress with each other and with others. I am looking forward to this as hopefully it will keep me on track. I have chosen the Candy Cane Santa Stocking that I started mid-July for my son. This is my first post for this SAL and I am excited to be joining!
This is where I am right this minute. This is the header where my son’s name will be stitched.
This is where I was not too long ago.
This is the pattern I am stitching. I am hoping to finish this by the end of the year so my son can use it at Christmas time.
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I am slowly working my way through making a Christmas stocking for each of my kids. This is for #3
The kit that I bought.
My start. It is done in 18 count Aida cloth so I definitely need my glasses to work on it!
Starting this Christmas Stocking for our oldest boy!
Lots of stitching. I better get started!!!
All the cross stitching is done!
Now working on the back stitching.
Then on to adding the name. The finish is close at hand!!
My oldest daughter’s Christmas Stocking was completed two years ago but I never shared it. No reason really except that we were busy with all the holiday fun and festivities and then the stocking got put away.
I can’t believe I made this!
This stocking took a LOT of time and effort. However, unlike knitting, there was not ripping out of stitches – it all went together pretty smoothly.
Look at all that detail.
The best part? My daughter simply loves it!
Well…I didn’t finish in time for Christmas. I guess I let myself get too distracted by other things :o( My daughter is not disappointed, but I am.
Some progress on the bird and the flower.
I worked on the hat for a little bit. Almost done with the bird and started the flower.
A little more time was spent. Truly this is a slow and steady project!
I took this project along with me when I flew to see my oldest daughter in Illinois. You can get a lot of stitching done on a three hour plane ride!
This is what it looks like now. Below is what it looked like before the trip.
Progress to date.
Quite a difference!! I guess I need to take more plane rides!