Sunday, December 16, 2012

Counted Cross Stitch Christmas Stocking...

Years ago, I was enveloped in cross stitch projects.
Nothing was too big or too fine or too detailed.
Every free moment = Counted Cross Stitch.

I was working as a Nurse at the time. 
I arrived home from work, after a long shift, and as I opened the front door, 
there before me was strewn everything from my embroidery bag.  
Flosses, Pattern and bits of the linen I had been working on.  

After I gathered my wits...I realized my dog had a heyday with my project.  
Hmmm.  I found my project, (in another room) ...
amazingly, the actual design was not chewed into, 
however the surrounding fabric was in shreds.

It took me a few days to figure out what to do next...
there was so much more of the pattern to stitch.
I only had a "right angle" shaped design to work with.  
I couldn't add anything to it because there wasn't any fabric left to do so !

It was the Holiday Season and because of the shape of the design, 
I decided a Christmas Stocking might work.

The first Christmas Stocking was created for my first daughter - Olivia.


  1. What a happy accident! This stocking is lovely, and might never have happened if it weren't for your dog! :o)

  2. That is so sweet ,a keep sake for sure .

  3. My dad cross stitched this pattern, and the boy companion pattern, for me years ago. I love the stocking idea! A wonderful solution to a situation that could have destroyed a family heirloom. Beautiful!

  4. Great story and a great stocking! Dogs can be something else can't they?

  5. Nice save and an absolutely adorable stocking in the end!

  6. What a fabulous recovery!! I'll bet you were sick to see it initially, but it makes a great stocking.

  7. What a wonderful Christmas stocking (and story too!), I'm sure it's very special to your daughter.


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