Veronica's stocking is finally done!!! I finished the cross-stitch on Saturday, and I got the stocking made on Monday, along with the apron for my sister. Then, Tuesday, I got a TON of housework done that I'd been putting off in favor of working on Christmas presents. I am feeling so proud of myself that I could burst! *does a little happy dance* Woo hoo!
Anyway, I lined the stocking with plain white flannel and backed it with a pretty blue plaid flannel, that complements the blues in the snow. I was so glad to get it finished...after working so hard for so long on the cross stitch, I was terrified that I would do something to screw it up when I was sewing it together. It isn't perfect, and I've learned a thing or two that I can apply the next time I try my hand at making a stocking, but I think it looks great all the same. I can't wait to show it to my family! My sister is so gonna flip. ^_^
Also, as a side note, I got this potted orchid as a house warming gift from our land-lady a little over a year ago. It had very nearly died over the summer, but while we were visiting Florida and our land-lady and her granddaughter were taking care of Han, they also took care of my plants and managed to revive the orchid. Since then, I've been keeping up with watering it and it has come back and then some. Brandon counted 13 blooms on it the other day, and since then a few new buds have blossomed as well. It's crazy! Both of the old stalks had died, so I cut them out...this one is completely new. I've been watching it grow from a tiny little stem into what it is now.
Of course, as soon as I put the plant on the floor, Han had to inspect it...