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Still Stocking

I’m still stitching away. The two stockings (bottom two of top pic) that seem undecorated actually have been trimmed — you can almost see it — in reverse print. Reverse print is the “in” thing here on the islands. Clothes are deliberately made — especially Hawaiian shirts — with all or part of the material sewn wrong side out. So, Alyce suggested I try it with a couple of stockings. I am not fond of the result. There just isn’t enough area in these stockings for the subtle shades to differentiate themselves.

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. I want one! I’m such a child at Christmas, wish I were there in your classroom enjoying the love you share as a teacher. Never forget the memories you make with these children shape their lives. Thanks for being “you”

  2. Brian — thanks. In Hawaii Santa wears a luau shirt because that red suit is just too warm!

    Pauline — I may very well make these and sell them on eBay next Christmas. What do you think?

    Nessa — 14. All done!

    Polona — that’s how I feel about your photos!

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