Every year I like to do a little holiday sewing for us to enjoy around the house (beyond my usual list of gifts to make for people). This year I found this adorable vintage looking Santa fabric with lines and pictures from "Twas the Night Before Christmas" that I decided to use to make a throw for the couch. You can see it in this picture of LP enjoying some iPad time one night...
I wasn't too thrilled with the Christmas pillows I made last year as they were pretty boring so I decided to do some quilted ones this year. And while I followed some misleading directions on how to make snowball quilt squares, causing some wonkiness, I think they turned out pretty cute:
Last year I mentioned that when I was a baby my mother handmade a Bucilla embroidered Christmas stocking for me. I decided to stick with the tradition and finished up LP's last year. And this year, finally, I finished the one for Paul that I started back when we were engaged. Here they all are:
Mine (love the little toys on it!):
I love how they all look hanging on our mantel together..
There must be 100+ hours of handsewing and embroidery work on our mantel alone- those stockings take FOREVER but it's worth it!