This Stocking is part of a Blackbird - Loose Feathers that had an exchange. This pattern is from a spring book that is in other colors but I thought it lended itself to a Red and Green theme.
The other day I told everyone I was going to do the projects of Jackie Du Plessis. The one above was my very first and I got it at a Stitcher's Hideaway Retreat in Sturbridge Mass. By the way, if you ever have a chance to go to one of Sue's Retreats, run don't walk. They are a joy to attend. There is a not a detail she does not perfect! (I don't know why this is blue and underlined.....)
Any way, The pictures you see above are the first project I am doing. The box on the right slides into the cover you see on the left....I have all the pieces of the box cut and covered....(ok, so that has been done since the class in the summer of 2008)...I have started the stitching on the cover and will post pics of the progress as it is worth showing.
As some of you know, I am visiting London and Paris to take classes with Jackie. There is (of course) prestitching that is to be done. My goal is to complete the prestitch and this project by the trip. I would love to be able to take it with me complete....
This is my little bundle of ( 4 lbs) joy. It is rare that she does not have some toy in her mouth if she is awake! Pic was taken this morning as I chased her around the Living Room!