Eighteen months ago our son Brian married Amber, a wonderful young woman!!! It dawned on me this year that I had not made her a Christmas stocking so I set out to rectify that.
The first step was to come up with a design to use. Our family stockings were made when we were living in Australia and reflected that time of our life…..
I knew that I wanted something that would fit Amber but also wanted to keep the same design of the previous stockings.
Since Brian and Amber are recent cat owners, I started looking for a Christmas kitten pattern that would work. The first that I came across was this needlepoint design…..
I then placed the transparency on the light box, placed a Teflon pressing sheet on top of the transparency and began to build the design. It was very easy to see where the pieces were to be placed….
The final step was to outline all of the pieces, quilting at the same time…..
The final embellishment was to add a bell for the kitten to be pawing at.
I am looking forward to filling this new stocking with goodies on Christmas morning!!!!