Yay! I finally finished a couple of projects to share with the 1 X-mas Item a Month blog!
In May, I shared the embellished front to this stocking. Today, I carved out enough time to stitch it all together.
I completed the cross-stitched center over a decade ago and tried to make a wall quilt for my husband. (The pattern was in the book Alma Lynn's Country Cross-Stitch.)
The wall quilt did not turn out well, so I set it aside. Last year, I pulled it out of my pile of UFOs (unfinished objects) and decided it would be fun to use in a crazy quilted stocking for my husband. I am happy to say that he loves it!
Some time ago, my husband mentioned he wanted a new pillowcase, so I found these fun beer prints. Unfortunately, I did not think about the print and grain running in the wrong direction...
This was my first time making a pillowcase using the "roll up" or "burrito" method.
I followed the tutorial I found at The Seasoned Homemaker. I also watched this YouTube video by The Crafty Gemini to make sure I understood the method first.
His pillow fits in it perfectly and I think he'll like it - even if the beer is all sideways.
The body fabric is Cheers by Martin Irish. The cuff fabric is by Hi-Fashion Fabrics, Inc. - Pattern HJG-C3867. (I wanted to share links, but could only find the Cheers print with a black background and could not find the cuff fabric on-line.)
Are you working on any handmade Christmas gifts?