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.


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

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,


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  1. I love the stocking! I’m so glad I found your blog. I can’t wait to keep reading about your adventurs. Love you Jodie, MERRY Christmas from me! Alex and Gristle. My Christmas with you in Switzerland is so memorable to me, I had a great time with you and the family. It’s so beautiful where you live. I can’t wait to visit you one day there with Alex!


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