February 5, 2016 · 10:57 AM
Christmas stocking for my cardiologist husband. (Pattern specifics for both hearts and stocking are at the end of this post)
I did not get this stocking made in time to hang it on the mantel for Christmas. Does having it done by Valentine’s Day count for anything? This was the project I worked on during “Snowzilla” – 24 inches of snow in DC. (It kind of felt like Christmas!)
I marked the sewing lines on all of these squares.
I sewed across all 3 corners without removing from the machine – just pivoted.
Chain piecing made the project go faster.
The finished hearts are very boxy until you sew them together which produces the more rounded looking hearts.
Voila! I now have 2 stockings made. These happen to be for the oldest and youngest members of my family. 5 more to go. Maybe there will be another snow storm!?!
The heart directions are from a mini quilt tutorial by Jera of Quilting in the Rain.
The Christmas Stocking pattern by Fons and Porter can be found here. They are a great size – almost 2 feet long!
February 14, 2013 · 10:20 AM
Mug Rug for daughter M who loves elephants.
A few weeks ago, I had big plans to make my 3 daughters and my special girl friends a mug rug for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, this is the only one I actually made. I came down with the flu and couldn’t get myself motivated to work on them while not feeling well. I purchased this pattern from Craftsy. The designer is Amanda from The Patchsmith. She has many adorable mug rug patterns for sale for a small price.
Back of mug rug.
A mug rug is a cross between a coaster and a placemat. It’s just big enough for a mug and a muffin.
While I was sick, I did do a bit of heart embroidery. I’ve always had a fondness for hearts because my husband is a pediatric cardiologist and this is also the field I’ve worked in as a registered nurse.
1. Chain Stitch 2.Blanket Stitch 3. Lazy Daisy Stitch 4. French Knots 5. Cross Stitch 6. Whipped Running Stitch
I was inspired by this book.
I have so many special woman in my life (and men but I don’t think they would use a mug rug). Sorry I didn’t get to send you a pretty little goodie this year! Love you and happy Valentine’s Day.