Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stocking done, and oranments too.

Well, it's done! And I can't believe how many things can go wrong on one project. Good thing it was a labor of love!

If you missed the blog before this one, it was a photo of a wool stocking i was making for our new grandchild (to be tomorrow morning!)

Each time a new GC came along, I made them a wool stocking. That is the more simple style my kids like, as opposed to the Victorian I made for the store.

I had a call out for help, because i was stumped with what to do with it.

My friend Lynn made a couple of suggestions. Just couldn't quite get it all together.
So today, I just had to jump in and do it. I was running out of time. (Angie, my daughter, wanted to have it at the hospital to decorate the room while she was there). Cute idea I thought.

Anyway, long story shorter, I ended up changing it several time, smeared black paint across the face, and then smeared the bright red paint where it shouldn't have been. I did manage to get all that cleaned off quickly and saved it. Then I sprayed it with the wrong finishing spray. =0/

All that said, it is done, and OK. They will probably all love it, and I will try not to tell them all the mistakes I made.

Then the ornaments. I needed to paint one for our 14 year old granddaughter. She is so sweet, and loves the tradition of me painting them all an ornament every year. It does get harder as they get older though. I settled on what I wanted to do for her, and it turned out fine.

Then the new babies ornament. You know, baby's first Christmas, even though the little one will never even know it is on the tree, and will only care about being full and dry for awhile. It all went exceptionally well, until.... I sprayed it with the same wrong spray as the stocking.

Then I noted i had "baby's 1st Chistmas". See anything wrong with that?

Fixable, but not before tomorrow. Maybe everyone will just think it's cute and I'll leave it. =0)

All are done and all will love them. They were a a labor of love for me, and that's what it's all about.


Oh, I just posted new photos of the store on the other blog.
How many shopping days till Chistmas? (I did that on purpose) =0)


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

With all you went through it turned out great. I know daughter Angie is going to love having it at the hospital to decorate with. keep me posted.. I'm praying all goes well with Mom and baby.How special that your 14 year old still looks forward to the painted ornaments. That is priceless. Now girl, get some rest you've been working way too
hugs ~lynne~

Jana Johnson Label said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love.. the Christmas stocking. What a great idea to make one for each grandchild. I can't wait to see pictures the baby's sweet little face.
Hugs, Terrie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning sweetie, We just got lights back on. Had ice last night . Had to have the furnace guy out. The thermostat was all messed up. Thankfully, that is all taken care of.
I know you're anxious to get over and see baby #5. I'm sure glad you're getting some rest. Let me know when you can about the baby.
I'll be thinking of you.
hugs ~lynne~

nikkicrumpet said...

I think the stocking looks wonderful...and I love the idea of the handpainted ornaments for the kids...they are going to treasure those forever...and the misspelling will just make that one more fun. You can tell the baby when it gets older that you were SO EXCITED about him coming that you couldn't even spell!