Life as a Greenmonstr

Quilting and Other Facts of Life

Finished, and it looks good despite everything...

Well, I took some time yesterday to make the stocking that my sister-in-law requested.   It would have been a very quick project, if I hadn't managed to screw up virtually every aspect of it at one point or another.

I had the outside and the lining all set, I had sewn together the cuff parts, I put the cuff on, and I was very excited because I thought I was basically done.  When I turned the cuff down, though, I discovered that the seams were showing on the cuff.  I had to rip out not only the seam holding the cuff on, but also the zigzag finish of the edge of the cuff.  I HATE ripping.  It makes me say bad words.  Anyway, I got the cuff off and corrected my error, then put it back on, at which point I realized I had forgotten to include the hanger loop.   I added that on and once that was done, it looked pretty good to me.  I put a bell on the toe, both for decoration and to hold the lining in.  It actually looked pretty good.   I was glad to be done. 

This morning when I woke up I realized that I had turned the lining right side out and put it into the stocking before I sewed them together, so now the lining was wrong-side out in the stocking!  Luckily it is a white lining so the seam allowance isn't really obvious, because there was NO WAY I was going to take the whole thing apart.   Anyway, it is done.  I have given it to her and she likes it.  She offered to pay me but I told her it wasn't necessary.  I'm not sure if anyone else has this problem, but it was all I could do not to point out all of its flaws.  I am certainly a harsher critic of my own work than of others'.

Without further ado, here it is:


Janelle said:

it looks very cute.

# December 11, 2011 8:24 PM

Linda said:

How cute! See you just had to have a little faith in yourself! So you had to do a little ripping. We all have to do some at one time or another. We are not immune to it. You did a great job on the stocking. It's adorable.

# December 11, 2011 9:43 PM

kwiltpharm said:

Who is going to look into the stocking and check the lining???  I would take a pen and write "nosey" just down far enough that it would not show and you can get a laugh if anyone looks in there!  Relax and take a deep breath---hold it-----now let it out slowly!  There, don't you feel better already???  Blessed New Year to all.

# January 3, 2012 12:39 PM