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It’s done!!! I finished the Stocking of Doom!!!

Many of you know that I’ve been working on what I’ve affectionately dubbed The Stocking of Doom for my new sister-in-law. It’s not a secret that I’m not a fan of pink…or orange, but Anne is. She wanted a fairy in those colors and she wanted it to look more like her with a darker skin tone – more Native American.

I’m here to tell you that DMC doesn’t give a lot of floss options when it comes to non-caucasian skin tone, so…I did the best I could. But in the meanwhile, hey DMC – how about more variety, please?

So this is my color palette, including the backing fabric. You can scroll down to see the progress and the finished stocking. I’d forgotten how fun it is to use seed beads and bugle beads on a project. I’ll probably be doing that again in the relatively near future.

Now everyone in the family has his/her own stockings and all is right with my world. This is number 17. Whew!

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15 thoughts on “It’s done!!! I finished the Stocking of Doom!!!

  1. Beautiful! I love watching the progression. You have inspired me to take out a cross stitch project – as soon as I finish this blasted story. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I don't think it's ugly at all. Then again, I love faeries. I wish I could cross stitch like that . 🙂


  3. WOW – that is amazing! I am so not talented like that. I bow down to your awesomeness!! 🙂


  4. OMG, that is amazing! I can't do counted cross stitch if my life depended on it. I need the pre printed.


  5. Your awesomeness is not in doubt, but I will not tell a lie… something is desperately wrong with that faery. Not your stitching, of course, that is, as always, artful.


  6. Looks pretty darn good to me! I would show that baby off.


  7. Lucky lucky Anne – that is stunning!!

    zOMG! Best veri word ever: flogic. Have we talked about flogic before? Flawed logic? 😀


  8.'s beautiful.


  9. How beautiful! Go you for finishing! (I'm still 3 hats down on the Christmas gifts…)


  10. It's really beautiful Bron-you should be very proud & satisfied with it. It sounds like the “customer” got exactly what she wanted!


  11. That is beautiful! I started 2 stockings more than a decade ago and never finished them, so I am even more impressed that you have finished so many.


  12. If I change my name to Anne, can I have this beautiful PINK stocking? I love it.


  13. Gorgeous! Lucky, lucky Anne!


  14. Wow. You did a great job. That is beautiful.


  15. Stunning! You do great work! It turned out wonderful! I love working with beads! Love the picture progression. Thanks.


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