Adventures in Sewing: The Christmas Stocking

So Yves and I decided to celebrate the reclaiming of my dining room table with a nice hot breakfast this morning. Yves made ‘Griessbrei’ which I guess is the equivalent of my late Nanny Frances’ (Granny’s sister) porridge.

Griessbrei

Griessbrei

It’s basically milk, sugar and Semolina mixed with a bit of egg yolk. We ate it, of course with apple sauce and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. I love it, especially since I don’t have to make it!

Then I was able to get one of my Christmas projects done. Tick!  A gift stocking, a very simple one for filling with sweet goodies or small things as it is quite small. I used a great tutorial from Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter.com

http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/12/easy-stocking-tutorial-today.html

My First Stocking

My First Stocking

And Without Cuff

And Without Cuff

Unfortunately, my version looks more like a boot than a stocking but I’m learning!

Also did a little relaxing reading, from both Quilty and my new book. Both were great buys and I want to go back to Nürensdorf and get the other Quilty issue.

Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley

Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley

Fons & Porter 'quilty' Nov/Dec 2013

Fons & Porter ‘quilty’ Nov/Dec 2013

Unfortunately it’s been drizzling all day, so haven’t gotten out! Got to go, need the energy for tomorrow’s gift baking spree!

Sweet dreaming,

Jodie