I’m back today with a little change in venue. My younger daughter asked me a few weeks ago if I could make Christmas stockings for her children. When I told my older daughter, she thought that was a fantastic idea and perhaps I could make some for her children too – LOL! I’ve had this terrible cold for over a week (gifted from one of those children) and feeling tired and out of ideas yesterday, I decided to sit down with EQ7 and see what I could do in the way of Christmas stockings. Now you know the time is short–actually these need to be done by Thanksgiving. So, what would be quick and easy and look great for years to come?
Well, I still have some of the pre-printed fabric from the stockings that my children used throughout their childhood and teenage years, so that is certainly a possibility. Isn’t it great that we always buy a little extra just in case we need it someday! But rather than doing things the easy way, I thought perhaps I could just trace the designs from the fabric and make original appliques. But that really didn’t please me–why would I ever do it the easy way? So, I decided to do some drawing in EQ7. And this is what I did. I think I can make simple snowmen on stockings and add their names – thank goodness they all have 3-5 letter names. I used my son-in-law’s name on this example just to see how many letters would fit. It sort of bothers me that there’s not a band on the top, but I can think about that while I quilt today. I’d welcome any thoughts or ideas you have.
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