Friday, June 11, 2010

What's Left After the Swearing Stops

I didn't mention turning this stocking inside out and discovering I'd sewed the lining and stocking together wrong, having to turn it back inside/out and do that again, having to rip out the side seams for the little Nordic Snowman stocking twice, sticking myself with a straight pin, spending an hour trying to attach the red cord trim, or saying all those swear words because I hate finishing.  (Although I do.)

I mentioned all that to show you that no matter how frustrating you find finishing--and I do--working through the process gives you a lovely little piece that you can be proud of and saves the money I'd rather put toward threads and beads and ribbons for the next needlepoint piece.

So here is Melissa Shirley's Nordic Snowman, made up into a stocking and stuffed with tissue paper to hold its shape until the little mini sock arrives at the new owner's home for the holidays.

Hope you enjoyed this needlepoint adventure!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow Blogging at Archived Yahoo 360 postings at


  1. Lovely! I've GOT to start doing more of my own finishing. The good news is that I'm getting more pieces done; the bad news is that the finishing for so much stitching is just prohibitive. You provide encouragement for getting started at something I'd just rather not do!

  2. @#$% that turned out great! Feel better, now? LOL

  3. Jane reads NC Pat's post and falls down laughing.

  4. Good for you, Jane. I love needlepointing and hate finishing and I am afraid it shows.

    Your tiny Nordic Snowman , with all it's tiny detail, is a happy piece and bound to please.

  5. Glad you like the stocking, Margaret. It really was a lot of fun to stitch.