You as my trusted friend and fellow prim/colonial lover, who always give me honest advice, are again about to help me. I need your opinions...
I have been working on these stockings for all of us. Each one is in a different language according to our heritage. They all say Merry Christmas ( I think). I'm pretty sure on the English one. LOL. If not and you speak either German, Serbian, or Irish please tell me now if it doesn't. Anyway, this is how they look. Oh and NO the dates are not our real birth years!!!! LOL My kids think I'm old, but I'm not that old.
Close up of Steve's... (He's the Serbian one and this is his real name on the stocking).
Each one is made from osnaburg fabric and when finished will be coffee stained.
Alright, this is where I need your help because I am stumped. I purposely left space between Merry and Christmas on each one thinking I would be stitching a twig Christmas tree in between. Now I don't know if that's what I want. Then I thought about putting something different in between on each stocking tree, deer, holly and berries, snowflakes, stitched of course. Or do I cut patches of red and primitively stitch them on heels and toes of one or two of them? Then I said no leave them blank as is and just stain them. Do I want them all different or the same??? Decorated or plain I can't decide. GRRRRRR... I'm having a mental block!!!!!
Then the other problem is what do I use as the cuff? Do I just fold it over and primitively stitch the seam, or do I use another fabric and make an actual cuff and if so what color? Do I sew rusty bells on the cuff if there is one? See the ideas are there I just can't decide.
Now if I'm totally off and you have another idea please leave a comment below. My skills are limited in the wool felt department as well as other sewing skills, so if that's what you see please make it easy on me. LOL.
Reminder to my swap girls... All swaps should be sent out by the 10th. For those who have already completed your swaps and posted them they are all fabulous!!!! Thanks for participating and I hope you had fun.