I took a break from working on my mandala quilt borders and got out Christmas stockings. Quilter's Newsletter is looking for photos of handmade stockings and will have a drawing on Friday (randomly) for some sort of prize, so I entered and thought I'd share them with you.
These are some of my handmade wool felt stockings. The designs are mine and I also hand dyed most of the wools for the appliques. They are hand stitched with wool floss using a buttonhole stitch. Very enjoyable to do.
Oh, those borders: I've completed one border and am well into the second. The weekend winter storm had me grounded and put me to work. There will be 300+ "logs" of varying widths between 1 and 2 inches, pieced together to make the borders. It does look like wood - I saw a split tree stump in the woods snowshoeing yesterday - oooh, wish I had my camera because I won't find it again.