Thursday, 11 December 2014

A Little Holiday Break

So, I've got another friend who is having a baby, due February, so due to the season, I had lots of patterns to choose from when it came to making their customary stocking.

I started about 3 weeks ago and VOILA!





Mom and dad to-be are keeping a tight secret as to Jr's name, so I will have to add the name at a later time, and send it for sewing.  But I thought I'd share it here.

I choose this pattern, because the dad, who is from England, traveled through the States and Canada in his gap year, which is when we met.  We worked together and became lifelong friends.  So I chose a Canadian-esque theme for his first son.

I hope he likes it.  I'll, of course, post a photo when it's all completed, washed and sewed.

It was a nice little break, but I'm ready to get back to Adrift. 

Happy Holiday to all of my kindreds, whatever it is you choose to celebrate, I hope it's happy and festive.

See you in the new year!

~Rai Rai

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    1. Thanks! As usual, it's much prettier in real life. The camera washes out some of the color. (Of course, it could also be the lack of talent from the photographer - me!)

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  2. The stocking is gorgeous. You must be very proud! I look forward to seeing it all stitched up and with the baby's name on it! :)

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    1. Oh me too! Waiting for the announcement is going to be the hardest part. Not to mention, usually when I'm finished a project, it's done for me. I'm going to have to pick this up again and stitch the name in. MUST.NOT.PROCRASTINATE.WHEN.THE.TIME.COMES!

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  3. what a beautiful gift Rai Rai, a lovely keepsake with lots of goodies to fill it in future years. love it.

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    1. Thanks! That's kind of become my gift du jour for all of my friends (unless they are Jewish, of course) when they have babies. They all get a Christmas stocking. I still owe one, that I haven't even started. But that one will be a Heaven and Earth, so it probably won't be started for another year, and even then, take about 6 months or more to complete.
      But I think they make nice keepsakes that they can take into adulthood with them.
      How's your afghan coming along?

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    2. They do make beautiful gifts! Just one more baby to go on the Afghan YAY the end is in sight lol omg its been nearly 18 months snce I started that! but I keep switching from one thing to another :)) lol
      I changed my blog URL and name so you may have to update your reader etc to see the finished Afghan lol Happy new year and stitching :)

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    3. Thanks for the heads up regarding a site address change. I have updated my blog so I should be able to stalk... er, see you when you post an update.

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  4. Such sweet stitching, and what a lovely gift!

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    1. Thank you, Annie! I really hope he likes it.

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  5. A gift that will be treasured forever. It's so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. It's made with love and I hope they like it!

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    1. Thanks! I love doing stockings. Usually they are pretty fast, and make a gift that no one else gives.
      I'm glad you liked it!

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  7. Lovely stitching and so fast too! I hope you have a great Christmas :)

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    1. Thanks! It was a super quick stitch. It made for a nice change to be able to do large blocks in a single sitting, unlike Adrift.

      I hope you have a great Christmas too!

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  8. Wow!!! 3 weeks? Did you get any sleep?????? Sheesh -- that'd take me three years!!!!! Congrats on a lovely finish -- here's hoping your holidays were as wonderful as your stitching.

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    1. Ha ha! I kind of cheat. I work shift work. So when I am trying to transition to night shift, I will pull an all nighter and stitch until 6 am or so, then go to bed and sleep all day, so I can be fresh for night shift.
      I get loads done on those nights.

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