Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Can you hear me cheer?

Because the victorious cry that I let out after I FINISHED O-man's stocking, was window-shattering.

Ok, maybe not that loud...but trust me, once the last stitch was tied off--I whooped and hollered and danced about the room!

If you remember, during 30 posts in 30 days in November, I said that C was for CRAFTS and I was announcing to blogland that I was going to hand sew O-man's stocking.


It started out looking like this: a lot of thread, felt and lines of instructions...





And it slowly started coming together:








But not without PLENTY of these minor set backs....



But it was all worth it--the tears that were shed because of the frustration, the finger pricks, but most importantly--the tears of gratitude that I am able to hang this stocking on our mantel this year--a Christmas wish come true....






From the entire Jeans household, we wish you and
yours a time of love and reflecting on the blessings from this year,
and the promise of what this next year holds...

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    A very happy Christmas to you as well.

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  2. I still treasure the stocking my mother made for me when I was a child. Good work, JJ! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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  3. I love those stocking! My mom made one for CT this year, just like the ones my sister and I got for our first Christmas'.

    Now O will have his for many years to come. Way to go, Mama

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  4. Very impressive!!! I couldn't even get my act together to buy Sweetness a stocking...and it's her 2nd christmas now. Mother of the Year, I am not...

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  5. JJ, you are a Jeanius. Heh heh. Jeanius, get it? ;-)

    That is an absolutely amazing stocking. Beautiful job!

    Happy holidays to you and yours.

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  6. It's wonderful!!!

    Have a very merry Christmas!!!!

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  7. What a lovely stocking! It's Ah-mazing! Great job!

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  8. Wow!

    It's AWESOME!

    Great job, JJ!

    And a very Merry Christmas to you!

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  9. Love it - great job! Merry Christmas, and all the best in 2010 (maybe we'll even get to meet!)

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  10. Merry Christmas JJ Family and yes, that is a totally cool stocking. Great job!

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  11. I admire anyone that can make something so beautiful! Very nice!!

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  12. OMG JJ, it is gorgeous! You did good. Merry Christmas hon.

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  13. It's like paint by numbers, but with blood sweat and tears instead of paint. ;) So glad you got it done! Now you just have to wait until Oliver comes with those sweet puppy dog eyes and asks you to make one for his baby. :)

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  14. That's fantastic! I'm jealous of your crafting abilities as I have Xmas stuff from years ago that I've started and never finished. Sigh...

    A very Merry Christmas to you all! ((hugs))

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  15. Wow- that looks good. Waaay better than anything I could make would look.

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  16. That is stunning! I'm such a sucker for snowmen.

    Yeah, hanging that third stocking up this year was tremendously emotional for me, too. I still can't believe he's with us this Christmas. Finally.

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful holiday!

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  17. You did an amazing job. Merry Christmas!

    Is rumour true that I'm going to get to see you next month?

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  18. Wow! It looks fantastic. Being a non-crafty person myself I am amazed at the end product considering what you started with. Great job!!

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  19. Holy wow, that's an amazing stocking!! Good job!

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  20. Oh, so that is what that noise was.

    It looks amazing. Very good job!

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  21. It's fabulous! Great job!!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and have a blessed new year!

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  22. JJ - that stocking is just fabulous. I am so impressed. What a terrific momma you are. I bought all this felt to sew "houses" for the 3 Little Pigs story (the pigs and wolf are wooden) but alas the pieces of wool felt are just sitting on my dining room table, gathering dust. You are my inspiration! Happy ho ho ho to you!

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  23. That is absolutely unbelievably stunning! Wow!!! Enjoy your blessing

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  24. It is so beautiful! what a wonderful gift to give O-man. Merry Christmas JJ, I hope Santa brings you something extra special...

    Susan in Idaho

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  25. That is a really beautiful stocking. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

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  26. His stocking is BEA-UUUUUU-TIFUL!!!!

    My BIL still has his childhood stocking. I'm sure this is something O-man will treasure throughout his life. :-)

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  27. Yay! It turned out great. My mother in law is still making the ones for my kids. I think she's still on kid #2's stocking, nevermind getting one for karl done only 11 1/2 months after his birth!

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  28. Love it! I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas together as a family. I know mine was the best to date for sure!
    *hugs*

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  29. That is just beautiful! He will treasure that always.

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  30. *through tears* WOW, that stocking and the LOVE that went into making it, is gorgeous.
    GOOD JOB!
    (My mom actually sent us home with our homemade stockings this year..it was interesting , almost 40 and I can hang my childhood stocking in my own home, next to my children's ...*teary sighs* for sure. )

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  31. What a stocking! Merry Christmas!
    -andreajennine

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  32. That is an amazing stocking! Way to go!

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  33. One of my most prized Christmas possesions is my childhood stocking made by my aunt. It is very similar to the one you made...I just love it! So, I've now added a "to-do" for 2010 and that is to make stockings for my girls!
    Looks great!

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