October 21, 2010

stockings!

Well, last year I stitched all but 2 of the thirteen stockings from the Blackbird Designs Tis Halloween book.




Such fun stitches! My original plan was to try and finish these myself, going by Vonna's awesome tutorial, which made it seem so very easy.
Which I'm sure it is....for someone not finishing challenged, like myself.

Let's face it, some people have it (finishing talent) and some don't. I don't. Not yet....maybe someday ;-)

Luckily, I have a really sweet and talented friend, who took pity on me and finished every. single. one. of them for me. How blessed am I?! Patti, I know I've said thank you several times, but seriously...THANK YOU AGAIN!!
I do have a little metal tree to hang these on, but they don't all fit...



and I couldn't get a good picture of it anyway, so here they all are...



that house with the kitty in the yard is one of my favs!



but I love all of them...(even with the pug hairs all over)


these two (below) are other favorites...



which one(s) are your favorite?





Oh, I forgot...I did make the little beaded hangers for all of them AND attach them!




That's all for now! I'm diligently stitching away on the Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler and hope to have it done by Halloween. We'll see....I'm usually not so good with deadlines ;-)

Take care of yourselves and enjoy Fall, while it lasts!

42 comments:

Margaret said...

They're all wonderful! Your friend did a great job with the finishing, and you did a great job with the stitching and beading! Hard to pick a favorite -- I'm just so happy to see pics of them all!

Nicole said...

They're beautiful Andrea!! That was so nice of your friend to finish them for you. I love the beaded hangers!!

Karen said...

Those are beautiful! Your friend did a great job finishing them...how lucky!

Chris said...

These are so great. It was so nice of your friend to help with the finishing.

gracie said...

They look geat...nice finish and the beaded hangers ae a nice touch.

Nancy in WI said...

Love your little stockings...can't pick a favorite...on my "to do" list. I, too, am finishing challenged and probably stringing beads challenged too. Good job!

Catherine said...

They all look fabulous!! I can't pick favories, especially when it comes to BBD designs!

Melissa said...

I LOVE those!!!! Great job!

valerie said...

oooo, pretty stockings! Your friend did a great job with the finishing and your stitching and beading is stellar! I love the one with the house and cat but my fave is the black and orange funky flowers one.

BeckySC said...

Each and every one is just perfect Andrea :) LOVE them all!
((hugs))

Jan said...

They are all fantastic...although I would have to say the ones with the houses are my faves...no one should be surprised at that! lol

Wonderful finishing, yay for great friends, huh?

Deborah said...

They all look great. Your stitching is beautiful anf your friends finishing is perfect. I have a friend who finished all of mine as well. Aren't we lucky!

Carol said...

Oh, they are all so cute! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I would have to say I most love the one with the yellow house and blackbird in the front yard. Congratulations on all 11!

Melanie said...

OMG THE AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!
Go you!!!!!!!
I've been (slowly) working my through all of the monthly stockings and you bet your booties I'm going to finish up the Halloween ones too........someday. :)

Annemarie said...

Well, you may not have finishing talent (which, by the way, I highly doubt), but you've got stitching talent in *spades*! Oh my, these stockings are so delightful! Your stockings almost put me in a Halloweeny, stitchy mood :o)
My favourite is the one with the big bird :o)

KarenV said...

What a fantastic collection of stockings! You and Patti did a great job, they all look wonderful :)

Lois said...

Oh my!!! These are all wonderful!! My favourite? That's a difficult one, I think the one with the kitty outside the house but then I also like the one with the blackbird outside the house and then, of course, there's the Trick or Treat one......can you tell I'm loving a lot of these?!!?! Love the beaded hanger,the colours are perfect.

Siobhan said...

They are beautiful, Andrea! Woot! YGG! Patti did a great job on the finishing for you, too. What a pal! :) I had grand plans of doing some of the stockings fro the booklet this year but totally fell off the stocking train. I need to get with it! I am hoping to finish up Guarding Eden and then want to hopefully finish up Jenny Bean Halloween, too. There's a lot of HOPE in that sentence! LOL I hope you get yours done, too!

Have a great weekend! xoxoxo

Siobhan said...

PS--I can't wait to hear about your trip to see Southern Plate Christy! I was watching your tweets go back and forth yesterday. ;)

Deb said...

I'm in awe Andrea! These are so adorable!! I'm glad that you made it through all of them, and don't feel bad, I can sew like the dickens, but finishing things off - well, can't do it - don't know why -maybe don't have the patience. Patti did a wonderful job finishing them off for you!!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

Love the stocking finishes...and the finishes from your last post! You have been a very busy stitcher!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

BrendaS said...

They all look great! Your friend did a great job finishing them. What a great friend to do that for you! Maybe one day I will finish them all (i've only done about 4 of the Halloween ones)

Thanks for sharing

Katrina said...

Very pretty!!!! Congrats on the finishes :-).

Ranae said...

I drooled over these when I seen them on FB, now I am drooling again.
You have such a terrific friend for doing a terrific finishings for you

Joy said...

Andrea, They are all wonderful...I have to go with the house with urn and pumpkin on the roof! Love your beaded hangers. Finishing Friends are the best!

Happy Weekend!

Marjorie said...

They are gorgeous! I've had that booklet for over a year and am ashamed to say I've only stitched one stocking so far (not put in stocking form yet either). I may just have to pick it up again...

Alice said...

They all look great and seeing them together like that is a treat.
I would pick the bird with the star on the chest first, the house with the black bird and then the house with the cat etc.
Alice

Paisley said...

Love your stockings! What an accomplishment! They look great!

natalie said...

Daaarling! I love them all- how can I pick a favorite?! Delegating is a fabulous finishing technique. :)

Blu said...

They're so pretty! Are you planning on finishing the set?

I have to say I'm partial to the fat crow for some reason. But they're all so pretty!

Nancy said...

Your stockings are wickedly amazing! What fun designs!

Brigitte said...

So great to see all these cute stockings hanging on your litle metal tree. Gorgeous!

Kajsa said...

Beautiful! Nice friend you got there.

Cindy's Stitching said...

I love the stockings. They are all so pretty its hard to pick one, but the pumpkin gets my vote. very nice.

Elaine said...

Wow all your stocking are just gorgeous!!

Stitch Wizard said...

Andrea your Halloween stockings are all just really beautiful and cute too!! I love them and I think the one with the big jack o lantern face is a favorite for me!! I had to laugh at you saying how they have pug hairs in them. Those will match my stitching as mine has Pekinese and Lhasa Apso hairs too lololol. That is what makes them special you know!! I do use tiny tweezers to pull out an occasional hair and the black fabric I am stitching on now has a roll of masking tape taking the big hairs off of it. roflol. Your stitching is awesome and I need to try stitching some of my stockings that I have in my stash from Blackbird Designs too. I too am finishing challenged but may attempt it.

Sally said...

Oh wow they are all gorgeous!

Shelleen said...

Love these stockings and really need to go find this book.

Stitch By Stitch said...

What a great job you did and such a fun project too! I love them grouped together like that on your tree. A good friend like your Patti is a treasure indeed:) Have a great week.

MyLifesAStitch said...

LOVE them all!! YGG!!! My favorite two are.... hmmm.... the "quilted" pumpkin, and the raven.

Great job!

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh Andrea - they are wonderful. These are on my list to stitch - love them!

Sherry :o) said...

so beautiful - what a lot of stitching!! Don't you just love the Jenny Bean Halloween Sampler - I have been working on mine off and on since I purchased it last year...someday it will be finished.