Thursday, December 12, 2013

Heirloom Stockings

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Between dashing and dancing I've eeeked out family stockings.  Oh has this been a long time coming! And settling on machine embroidery meant that they all happened pretty snappy like!
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This is also my newest free project with my pals at Janome! Free embroidery too! We have all of the links loaded onto my Janome + Me page for you.  I talk a lot more about the process over here on the Janome projects pageHere is a link to watch our video tutorial too!

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I love them so, so much! I'd love to see your versions (even if it's not til next year of course!)
xoxo, Anna

31 comments:

  1. If my Janome is equipped to make something this beautiful, I will do joyful leaps! These are gorgeous, Anna Maria. It's more than the machine, I know. It's a lot to do with your artful gifts and skills. They look Merry and Bright!

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  2. Wow absolutely beautiful!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  3. They're fantastic Anna, clever you.

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  4. I cannot get over the fact that each one of these stunning stockings actually represents a member of your family. Your life and home must be constantly full of joy :)

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  5. Fan-Tas-Tic! You won't see any sewing from me in this lifetime but how I love your fabrics & blog! Merry Christmas to All!

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  6. eclare2:08 AM

    From one breeder to another, it looks like there is still room for a purple one at the end (or a lavender AND a violet...) lol! ;) Happy Advent!

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  7. It looks like you have a full house! A house full of love and fabrics, of course! Lovely project! My mother made us stockings in the 1980's and they are still treasured. My Jewish husband even got one when he joined the family- so did the cat!

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  8. Wow these are gorgeous. What Janome do you use for this?? xoxo

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    1. Hi! I used the new memory craft 15,000 for this project but they have LOTS of models in various price ranges that can do the same! xo AM

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  9. Those stockings, hung by the chimney with care, are absolutely lovely. Your design has a wonderful blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. Bravo! xo

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  10. absolutely beautiful... timeless

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  11. Anna, those are GORGEOUS! Nice work!

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  12. Your stockings are so beautiful. What kind of thread did you use for the embroidery? It looks so thick and rich. These are truly keepsakes!

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    1. I tried Sulky machine embroidery which is very fine but the densities of the design finish so beautifully :)

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  13. those are beautiful!

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  14. Absolutely stunning! I would keep these up all year....just sayin:)

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  15. Sweet Baby Lying in a MANGER those are fabulously beautiful and now I want to have seven kids too! OK, then again, maybe I'll stick with the four I have now as it seems no one is going to stop me from hanging extra stockings, right?

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  16. Lovely. I am quite curious - which one is yours?

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    1. Magenta of course! ;-P 3rd from left xoAM

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    2. Ha! That one is my favorite! I love that flourish fabric. Such a flourish indeed!

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  17. So bright and colourful!

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  18. When I look at this photo I want to run out and have 4 more babies. Then I remembered I don't have an embroidery machine. Thank goodness because 4 more kids would push me right over the edge!
    I have an embroidery machine on my wish list, but by the time I get one I can make these for the grandkids ;)

    Beautiful pattern!!

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  19. Anna-Maria, your pattern reminds me of old fashioned Greek coverlets, spelled in a modern way. Your little guy is so cute! Merry Christmas to your family and yourself.

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  20. These are so pretty. Did you use linen for the stocking fabric? It looks so cushy that I was wondering if flannel could work too?

    Lisa

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  21. Bridget10:44 AM

    These are soooo gorgeous! Love them!

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  22. I love them too! I've been looking for good mantel stocking holders for years- they're either cheap and light or too expensive- can't imagine buying NINE!!! ;)

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  23. Davetiye Örnekleri fiyatları

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  24. These are so beautiful! I think I equally love the pinch pot collection I see on your mantel! We have a little collection too, not as big as yours since we have three kiddos. I just love that you have them displayed! :)

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  25. Truly gorgeous! I love your rainbow!

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  26. I love that your daughter is rainbow looming in the last picture. I love scenes of real life. :)

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