December 11, 2009

Catherin's Stocking


Time to get out the stockings. 
Here is Catherine's stocking.


It is a Alma Lynn design and based on the Nutcracker.


The dolls hair is Catherine's real hair.  I thought that would be very Victorian.



The back is cut from a quilt my great grandmother made. 
I think that you can see it is the wedding ring design.
It was falling apart and I wasn't interested in restoring it, but using it in this kepts it alive.

4 comments:

ancientcloth said...

I love the new header! The stocking is gorgeous. A real treasure. Lucky Catherine. Her mom has put so much love into it!

Louise Bird said...

This is really beautiful. So full of love. The use of hair is genius and works on so many levels.

I have put a link to flick on my blog, thank you for reading!

writingupastorm.com said...

A very storybook stocking! I love how real the fire in the fireplace looks! xo Kari

Quilt Architect said...

Thank you, Ancient Cloth, it is nice to decorate for the season.

Thank you Louise Bird,
I appreciate you putting a link on your blog for me. I also am following your blog as well.

Kari,
I remember spending a lot of time counting and recounting on that fireplace...and still ripping things out. The hardest part was the tree. It has five shades of green in it I think.