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First Finish!

In Wednesday’s post about my 2015 Finish Along Q1 goals, I mentioned that I had cut this stocking out just before Christmas but ran out of time and energy to get it finished.

Snowman Musical Band Stocking

I’m pleased to say it has now been moved from the to-be-finished list to the finished list.

Snowmen Musical Band Stocking

All the fabrics used along with the fusible fleece (<-affiliate link) were from my stash. The Snowmen Musical Band print by Kimberly Montogomery for MBT I bought about 4 years ago in the January post-Christmas sales.  I have a little over ½ yard left of it to turn into either another stocking or perhaps a gift bag.

This one will now go in the box with the stockings that live at our house so that if someone forgets to bring their stocking with them when they come for Christmas; we’ll have one that they can use.

In other Finish Along news, I had hoped to be done quilting the borders of my flying zebra quilt by now but instead I’ve spent the last two days unpicking several lines of quilting along the rainbow bands in the flying zebra print sections of the quilt. For some reason on the back, it looked like a mischievous little mouse had gone along and snipped a stitch here and there… that’s the only way I know how to describe it. The bobbin thread didn’t break when I was quilting. In fact, I only noticed the broken stitches afterwards when I was burying threads so they’d be out of the way when I started quilting the borders.

Today I’ll requilt those two sections, bury the threads and be ready to start the borders tomorrow… at least that’s the plan!

And when I need a break from quilting, I’m going to be working on the final testing of the pattern for my Mini Mittens, Hat and Scarf set so that I can get it up for sale on Ravelry.

Mini Mittens, Hat and Scarf Set

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  • Leanne
    April 14, 2015 10:37 pm

    Cute stocking, and it’s good to finish those holiday projects before the holidays are that much over.

  • Gemini Jen NZ
    January 17, 2015 3:25 pm

    Very cool stocking! I love those snowmen. And the mini knitted items are super cute – I wouldn’t be patient enough to do something as fiddly as that (a scarf is my level of knitting ability). Have a good weekend!

  • Maria
    January 17, 2015 1:09 am

    Lets say you have an early start for this Christmas…..

    The tiny hat scarf and mittens are sew cute..

  • sheri
    January 16, 2015 5:59 pm

    Your stocking is darling, as are the little mini mittens/hat/scarf set! It’s wonderful to move a project to the completed pile!
    I saw you left a nice comment on my cat pillows (thank you so much!) but it didn’t come through to my email and I didn’t see a way to email you directly so thought I’d leave my email so you could contact me and I can give you those dimensions for the cat block, if you’d like. Sheri email: sunshineintheattic at yahoo dot com

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