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Friday, December 09, 2016

Fill it up, Santa, please!

Our newest grandson HAS to have a Christmas stocking for Santa to fill, don't you think?

One of the little monkeys from yesterday
is already tucked in the toe!

There is no pattern per se for this one - It pretty much came out of my head, although I did find the reindeer on the internet.  

- There are a couple of interesting online classes open for registrations at the moment.  Karen Ruane is offering her newest class HERE  (scroll down to find out more) and Suzy Quaife is offering a 50% discount on her 'Peaceful & Pondering' lace journal book class HERE

- There's a really cute pattern HERE for a little teddy bear. 

- How about a wonderful little Christmas tree pattern from HERE?  
- Pam Kellogg has now released all 12 of her 'Cats & Quilts' cross stitch patterns and they are available HERE and HERE.  She has also released a wonderful series of booklets about 'Colour & Composition" which can be found at the same links.  As many of you know, Pam's husband has been diagnosed with cancer and she is trying to help pay the medical bills by any means possible.  Purchasing her publications is one way you can help out.

- For those of you who live in cold climates, perhaps you might like to make some of THESE mittens.  

Today your quote is from 'Maxine'...."Christmas is just plain weird.  What other time of year do you sit in front of a dead tree in the living room and eat candy out of your socks"


  1. Those mittens are brilliant! And you could apply the principle to hats, bags, all kinds of things.

  2. Cute Christmas stocking! I agree, a 'must' for your grandson.
    I'll be snitching candy from stockings too!

  3. I'm glad to see that you are fulfilling your grandmotherly duties!

  4. Fabulous Christmas Stocking for Theo. Great fun links and ideas...for another year that just might have more days and hours in it. Maxine always has wit for us to ponder. You are truly rocking the holiday projects!

  5. You have been super busy sewing. Love Theo's new stocking!

  6. You have created the most wonderful heirloom for Theo. He will keep it and love it forever.
    xx, Carol

  7. He definitely does need a stocking and this one is really cute! Christine x

  8. Just the perfect little Christmas stocking for a dear new little grandson! How exciting!
    Mary Ann you have such a wealth of information, links and tips etc. which is appreciated by so many. I hope you never stop with these as there are those like myself who never have the time to do the research that you do.
    Have a most joyful Festive Season and a really Happy Christmas and a productive New Year.
    Many thanks for your support always!

  9. That is such a cute stocking, and perfect for a little boy! I know he will enjoy having it in the coming years! You’re such a good grandma! And I think (looking back) that I never told you how much I loved your little Theo book. You are so dang creative. Merry Christmas!!

  10. What a darling stocking! And the quote is fantastic. It made me laugh.


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