Yes, I worked on the stocking this week and no, I didn't finish it. I still need to do the "cuff" with the machine embroidered name of Granddaughter #4 ... Grandchild #5.
You can see it hung here on the design wall in my somewhat
small miniscule studio. The little design wall I was working with worked fine for the individual placement of blocks, but when I put the quilts together, I need something bigger.
Then I found this absolutely stellar idea in an issue of BH&G American Patchwork & Quilting. First, I bought a flannel backed tablecloth. On the non-flannel side on the top, I reinforced it with duct tape.
Then I hung two hooks over my closet door (a space going totally unused when space it at a premium here) and cut slits in the table cloth (through the duct tape) to correspond with the hooks. Voila! A new design wall. I can take down my "wall" quite easily, although I will admit to just leaving it up and pushing it aside when I need to get in the closet.
I am not gonna lie: the reason I didn't finish the stocking is that I only do this machine embroidery stuff about once a year and I just didn't have it in me to experience that learning curve once again. I will absolutely have it done by next week at this time.
And I'm counting on you people to hold me to it.
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