Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Stockings....

While I am on a 'needle work' theme and christmas is fast aproaching, I thought I would share with you my family's christmas stockings......yes, 'real size'. These I have made over several years and one for each of us....ofcourse!
~This is mine, it is the very first one I made. I have loved these patterns for years but never thought I had 'it' in me to be able to make one, little else to make four!!! ....but as you can see, I did!
~This is David's.....I loved the work shop theme for a man....every man loves his 'shed'! Note the little doll house!
~Next is Kendall's....I love all the 'untidyness' of this one....
~Last (but not least) is Natalie's.....a sweet little girls room also featuring a doll house!
I always "yabber" on about 'detail' & it is the detail of these stockings that I love so much....each one took me aprox. one year of 'spare-time' to make.....
For all those wonderful people who continue to inquire after my health.....I thank you so very much....I am improving with each day....(although some days I feel like the 'Tin Man' from the 'Wizard of Oz") I am starting to feel like my oldself, but with a few limitations, but well on the road to recovery.
Thank you x

30 comments:

Karin Corbin said...

They are lovely, what treasure you have created. I am glad you are recovering from you unfortunate injury.

synnøve said...

They are incredible pretty !!!! And all the work and love you have put into them.... wow!!!
Good to hear about your recovering back!
Hugs

Synnøve

Bear cabin miniatures said...

They are lovely, very pretty. It's good to hear you are on the mend.
Julia xx

Debbie said...

Linda your Stockings are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing them with us.
I wonder if you could replicate those in miniature for your house.
So pleased to hear you are recovering. xxx

Norma said...

I am in awe of your needlework Linda, so incredibly beautiful. My mother always impressed on me that the mark of a real needlewoman was that the back was as neat as the front, and I just know that this will be the case with these fabulous creations. I'm afraid I always failed the test ...

Great to have good news on the health front :)

miniacollection said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful stockings. You did an absolutely great work. I love all the details on each stocking. You truly have an heirloom with them.
Geneviève

rosanna said...

Linda, your stockings are wonderful. You have done an incredible work with them.The details are simply amazing Hugs Rosanna

Sabiha Barkey said...

Linda...wow amazing!The stockings are breath taking....and so much work!The settings on the stocking are wonderful to make some miniature showcases from,I love it very much!

I have sent you an email,did you receive it? If you ask Mercedes she can give you my email,ok?

love,Sabiha

Garden of Miniatures said...

Absolutly lovely work ,Linda,all my compliments !I'm very glad that you are on the way to recovery.Wishing you a happy Santa Claus:-)!Hugs,Jeannette

Lize said...

Wow! Your stockings are beautiful and will always be special, every Christmas to come. I clicked on the photos to make them large and was amazed at the amount of stitches you did but that is why the pictures are so datailed. I can understand why they took so long to make.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

They are so beautifully made and something for them all to cherish. I have just got ours out. I made a cross stitch one for Jake and Emily and Lola, so they start at 17 years old now for the 1st one made!! Then when we had the other 2 children I still havnt had time to sit and stitch 2 more, so I know Id better do it before they get much older as they will feel left out and moan at me if I dont do the same for them as the other 3!!! Kate xxx

Tabitha Corsica said...

Simply beautiful! I admire those who have not only the skill to do this kind of fussy needlework, but also the patience. I like Debbie's idea of reducing the patterns and making them on silk gauze for the dollhouse. ;-)

Sounds like fun,eh?

Tabs

Bonjour Madame said...

These are stunning and I really enjoyed seeing all the details. You are so talented!

Irene said...

Beautifully done and a lovely thing to bring out year after year.

Never Enough Time said...

These are beautiful. When I had time years ago I did some cross-stitching. So I realize the time and effort and love you put into each one. Well done.

Liberty Biberty said...

You have got to be kidding me Linda!! You stitched all of those, makes me tired just thinking about it! For me it would take more than a lifetime. They are absolutely stunning!
Mercedes

cockerina said...

but ... you made really you?? many small precious details! and embroidered cross-stitch? but how good you are! Congratulations!!!
would be wonderful to have them in miniature, right?
I'm glad you're improving, I was telling you? Have confidence, you'll be even better!
I embrace you, Caterina

Christel Jensen said...

Yes, just one more proof that you have an insane patience;) They are so lovely! I owe you an email, had to delete a bunch as my computer was very slow. Thinking about you and hope you are better. Hugs:)

vicki archer said...

Linda I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better and more like your old self.
Words fail me for your Christmas stockings....they are unbelievably gorgeous and beautiful. The work and the detail...but why would I be surprised by that? xv.

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

I only can say: STUNNING!!! I love making cross stich and these stockings are gorgeous, with those tiny details... I would be hours watching them!!!!

Great work!!!

Hugs,
Paloma

Lisette said...

Wauw....What wonderful Christmas socks. I love embroidery.

Lisette ;-)

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Linda! SO gald that you are feeling better. Whate lovely stockings - the detail is incredible. These will surely be treasured heirlooms for your family!

Janne said...

Linda your stockings are beautiful, you did an absolutley great work. Love all the details on each stocking.

Janne

marlies said...

Love these, they gorgious! So mutch work in it, so beautiful with the tiny beads on it, I could not choose.
* marlies

Anonymous said...

I have just found your blog and can't believe how wonderful it is.
Congratulations,I will be following the progress of your Petite Maison with delight.
It is lovely to see a photo of the finished stockings. They are beautiful.I have had the pattern for the last stocking (Natalie's) for years and years and haven't managed to do it let alone four but you have inspired me. I may start! Did you do it on lugana as the pattern says?

Patricia

Susana said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Glad to hear you're getting better.
MERRY XMAS!

Laura said...

What beautiful treasures you have created! You should be very proud. :)

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Laura

MiniMadWoman said...

Linda, these stockings are just gorgeous! I can see how it took you almost a year to complete each one . . . the detail is mesmerizing!

I'm glad to hear that you're getting better with each passing day . . . perhaps I should pop over with an oil can?! LOL!

Take care!

Love and hugs,
Teresa

Jessica said...

Very beautiful!!! Congratulation!

Jean Day said...

Your stocking are so beautiful, amazing detail, must be such a tiny thread count! I just love them and each of the designs. It must be so wonderful to put them up every Christmas. Mini Hugs, Jean