Ok - how cool is this - I made myself a stocking!
Yes you read that correctly - I made MYSELF a stocking! It's not for someone else, it's not a gift. This is for me!!!!
I've only had the pattern for a few years now LOL! What gave me the kick in the pants is that our quilting guild was having a stocking challenge for our Christmas party. I decided that this was an excellent opportunity, not only to participate, but, also to actually MAKE this stocking for myself that I have wanted for years now. The pattern is called "Steppin' Out" by Lorraine Designs and I just love how fierce this boot looks.
Of course after I finished this my boys decided that this could easily become a pirate boot/stocking - sigh - so much for a funky, cool stocking all for myself LOL! BTW I did hang my stocking by the pirate nutcracker on purpose.
Just to let you know our guild had a voters choice in 4 different categories for our stocking challenge and I won "Most Unique" - yey! I was very happy!
Next I bought myself a little something-something that I have been wanting/needing for a while. I bought the 1.5" finished half-square triangle die. Why did I buy this? Well, if you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I love my 2" squares a lot for busting scraps and making projects out of nothing. This die works really well with my 2" square die in that I can make half square triangles that will finish at the same size as my 2" squares. This die will allow me to use up even more scraps and have even less waste; and, it will allow me more freedom in patterns I choose for leaders and enders! For instance the Split Nine-Patch! I am very happy to add this to my die collection.
So there you go! I made myself something and bought myself something! Are you doing anything for yourself this holiday season?