Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Facing Facts

I suddenly realized on the way into work today that I need to have the Shepherd's Bush stockings completed by Saturday for the LNS's finishing deadline. Saturday is also the only day I will be able to pick up the concord pearl cotton to finish that patch on the angel's dress. I don't think my FIL will be thrilled to go out to Chadds Ford (I knew we should have waited to go to the Brandywine River Museum!) and sit in the parking lot while I finish the stocking. And then it hit me:

I'm going to have to finish the stockings on my own.

I think it's going to be okay. I went and found these instructions (pdf) and these. (Because you can never have too many instructions when you are attempting something for the first time.)

I have to stop thinking of myself as the person I was in 6th grade when I sewed a jagged circle inside a rectangle for home ec. I have to believe I am a person who appliqued a cherry.


Jenna said...

Appliqued a cherry? Girl, you have mad sewing skills if you did that. Now put them to use. You can do it!

Barbara said...

Any girl who can applique her own cherry can whiz through a couple of stockings, no problem! ;)

Lee said...

HAAAAA! Well, I was going to leave you a comment, but now I'm speechless.

Gotta like this barbara person.

jo said...


Good one.


PS You can finish your own stockings and they will look amazing!

Anna van Schurman said...

Oh, kids, that was such a softball!

Chelle said...

Not sure how I managed to get so behind in my blog reading. Maybe I should try reading in reverse alphabetical order. Just once.

Anyway...I say go for it! You can do the stocking finishing. After the applique it should be a piece of cake. Or maybe even pie. Dare I say, cherry pie? No, maybe not.

Now I'm going to clean the Diet Coke off of my computer monitor. Thanks so much, Barbara! :P

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am sure your stocking will turn out to be wonderful.

Michelle said...

You can definitely do it. I finished both of ours last Christmas.