Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One Down, Three To Go!

I'm getting started on my Christmas projects early this year! My Mom, as a young mother, made stockings for me & my siblings. I've always thought it cool that she took the time to make such cute, personalized stockings for each of us, but I never thought I would do it myself...seeing how I barely know how to thread a needle. So, my sister and I started feeling really ambitious after Christmas and convinced ourselves that we were totally capable of making the stockings. We proceeded to buy them...HALF price, of course, since it was right after Christmas. I think that's what sealed the deal right there. Anyway, I competely panicked when I got the kits for FOUR intricate stockings. I was honestly considering sending them right back. There was no way I was going to be able to do it. Well, here I am showing off my first COMPLETED, hand-stitched Christmas stocking! I'll admit it. I'm SUPER proud of myself! I started mine first. It is by far the easiest & least complicated of the four. And, if I ruined it, it wouldn't be the end of the world. I had a few bumps along the way but I'm still pleased with the end result. I've now started on Shane's. Hopefully by the time I get to the boys' stockings, I'll be a pro. I think it's safe to say that it has completely consumed me. It's been fun and I'm learning a lot! I'll post the others as I get them done.

11 comments:

Jaylynn said...

Wow, so crafty, girl! Way to get an early early start! Hey, good to hear that Katie and you had fun watching Bachelor, and that I'm not the only lame one that gets all gitty watching it with girls and being totally absurd about all of it!

*LaUrA* said...

oooh good job!! I want to be crafty...I got a sewing machine but haven't taken it out of the box because now I need a desk to put it on.

Having these will be fun and will a special memory for the kids...I still love seeing my old stocking from childhood!

I am also glad to know I am not the only person to watch the Bachelor!!...I have missed quite a bit now and need to go back on the internet and watch.

Carrie said...

That looks really nice. I really want to do stockings, too, but haven't been able to decide on what to do. You're smart to do it now. I don't think about it until the holidays come around and then it's too late! Way to go!

John and Anna said...

I'm totally impressed. That makes me want to get started on mine. We'll see if that ever happens! :)

julie said...

Way cute. I'm so jealous of all this talent! Maybe I'll give it a shot..when I ruin it my mom can always fix it.

Jason, Amanda, Brayden and Dillon said...

That is rad AmyJo!!! Let me know when you are done and I'll send you four more so you can do ours....okay? :) (Dillon didn't have one last Christmas because I was afraid!)

MAG said...

WOW! It looks awesome. I'd be proud too! I'm with Julie, I let my mom make most of our stockings. I just help here and there, so I'm way impressed that you're making it all by yourself!

Steve, Amy, and Preston said...

Very impressive! My mom did the same thing and that's great to keep up the tradition. I've been looking for a hobby and doing stockings is such a great idea and something that you can actually use and will be special.

p.s. I'm obsessed with the bachelor and it's good to know I'm not the only one.

-Amy W.

amanda said...

turned out cute! lindsay showed me her kit. that will be fun to have some that you have made.

Brady and Katie said...

YAY AMY!!! ewe owr usum!! and thanks for the email...NOT!!! i only skimmed through enough to get mad. i'll read the rest after the final show.

Emily's thoughts said...

congratulations! I talked my mom in to cross stitching stockings for my whole family, so i'm off the hook. :) She's way more skilled anyway.