I have always loved to sew. Always. Ever since I can remember. I would take whatever little change I could find and head down to McCrory on Kissena Blvd where there were row after row after row of brilliantly colored embroidery floss that could be had for less than a pack of bubble gum. I loved standing there just gazing at all those delicious colors, my head filled with the flowers, butterflies and rainbows I would create with them. My love for sewing has stayed with me, and while I have never loved the sewing machine or mastered the art of following a pattern, I still have my embroidery hoops, my baskets of thread, my tins of beads and my collection of needles.
These days my love of sewing has been kept stoked with the help of these Bucilla kits which I discovered a bit over a year ago. I've made a handful of stockings so far (see my previous post) but I also promised a mentor that I would post pictures of the kits I have already in hand waiting for their turn. Here they are, in no particular order.
This is my Bucilla stash - I know it doesn't look that impressive but it represents hours and hours of waiting work.
This is what is in those boxes - these are all stockings:
These are tree skirts. The snowman is for my daughter and the train is for my son. I'm actually super intimidated by these tree skirt kits, but I am determined to do them.
And this is an advent calender for my daughter. This is another kit with so many, many, MANY tiny pieces, it is very intimidating, but again - I WILL get it done.
And so that is the Bucilla stash. As I start and complete them, I'll keep a work in progress log and share. This post is for Debbie of And Sew Forth - check out her AMAZING YouTube videos on how to do a Bucilla stocking - it helped me get up the courage to cut into that first piece of felt and feel like I could actually do these and do them well. Thank you Debbie!