Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pattern Stalking Stocking

Is it just me, or is it a little bit weird to be seeing me back in the blogging world from THIS particular blog?  Well, I must admit that I have let this blog fall by the wayside (some would argue I let the other one slip too...but I digress).  I could make excuses & such, but I won't.
To be perfectly honest, the onliest reason I am writing this tonight is because of the picture you see above. stocking.  See, I am trying to enter a contest over at & I can't figure out how to get this photo into the contest.  You see, by reason of deduction, I have figured out that I have to put a URL in the blank so they can see my photo.  I think.   Annnnnnnnd.....I THINK it has to link up to my blog.  SOOOOOO.....this is my feeble attempt at trying to be a computer genius.
Anyway, doncha just love my retro/kitschy stocking?  I really like the colors, they make me happy.  It has class and spunk.  Like me :).
The point of the contest is to make a stocking that reflects a favorite pattern or pattern designer, and I have fashioned this one after pattern designer Pink Fig's Cuppy Cake Dress.  I have made that little dress many times & it is fun to make & looks adorable. 
I did make 9 other stockings, too.  See, after 4 years, I finally got to feeling terrible that we didn't all have a stocking...not a big problem until this time of the year.  In fact, the ones we did have were generic red & white ones that Santa had to safety pin paper with names on them to so the recipients would know what was theirs.  Pitiful.
And I sew.
...and embroider.
I'm a loser.
I tried to take pictures of the other 9, but it's dark. 
And this was the only one that was being entered into the contest.
I'm selfish.
....annnnnd embarrassed.
I am now beginning to think I may not even NEED a stocking.  Looks like coal for me.
Hey...Santa.....could you please put that coal in a baggie so it won't get my pretty fabric dirty?