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All Sewed Up

This is part of what has been taking my time. I promised to make one for each child in my class. Every stocking will be an original. Here are 4 of the 6 I’ve finished so far. (Sorry, I took two to class this morning and forgot to snap them — and one was adorable in the pink gingham with daisies and denim trim!

My team teacher will add each student’s initial to the stockings, and we have assorted toys, yummies and candy canes to stuff them with.  In the meantime, here’s a couple of close-ups.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Melli — it’s an illusion. The kids and I really don’t like each other at all.

    Nessa — or they’ll be lost and forgotten forever ….

    Polona — This is a simple stitch around the outside and some fancy work with heat bond and the iron. You could do it, I’m sure.

    Doug — wow! I rock!

    Brig — thank you. I am proud of me (hence the bragging).

  2. i haven’t been here in awhile, so i am a bit behind, I have been reading down the page, and got to here and decided it was time to comment……

    I love what you are doing with your children. These are their formative years and to have someone who cares as much as you do, will make a lot of difference in the way they feel about school in the future. I only wish Nick had you when he was this age. Imagine a teacher today going to this trouble to make stockings for her kids. I know that at first you were not all that pleased with teaching this age of children, but I have to say, you are indeed making the very most of it, and I know that these kids are sure glad you are there. But tiring isn’t it.. I have my three year old grandson here today, and can’t imagine having 11 or 12 of him running around all day. Whew…..

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