Friday, September 18, 2009

How to finish the Blackbird Stockings...

I e-mailed Alma Allen to ask if I could have permission to make a pictoral compliment to BBD's insturctions for finishing their stockings, because many folks have asked if I could help them as they were visual lerners. Alma gave me the green light....so, I stitched this Candy Corn Stocking up today and finished it so that I could make up a tutorial to help some of you out. Here's the two I've made.....


the tutorial with pictures is available HERE.
Now get to finishing those little cuties ;)
Have a great weekend!

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful job Vonna , as always. I love the candy corn stocking and beaded holder. The stockings are all so sweet. Going to try your gnocchi soup recipe next week. Sounds so yummy.

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  2. Thank you Vonna! I'm certainly not finishing-challenged, but I was a bit nervous about finishing these by hand and being one of the visual learners, a tutorial with pictures is excellent! :)

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  3. Great tutorial and both of those in this post looks amazing, I just love em!

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  4. You are an angel! Thanks so much. When I eventually get one stitche, I'll be right there learning how.

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  5. Great finishing and that's a nice tutorial. Do you sew down the seam allowance that you turned down at the top? You didn't mention that part and that's the tricky part for me.

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  6. You are such a sweetheart for having these tutorials. They have been such a great help! Love your stitched stockings too.

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  7. Thanks, Now I'm really sitting on pins and needles waiting for my patterns to arrive. I do have one question, which kind of interfacing do you use, yours looks thicker than what I use.

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  8. OOPS! forgot to say how much I like the two you stitched :)

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  9. Cute, cute! That candy corn pattern is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  10. THANK YOU SO MUCH !!

    NOW I CAN'T WAIT TO START FINISHING MY STOCKINGS.

    YOU ARE SO KIND !!!

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  11. Your stocking are very pretty!

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  12. thanks so very much
    for your time energy
    and kind ways
    smiles

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  13. What a truly nice thing for you to do, Vonna! Your heart is overflowing, and those stocking ornaments are precious!

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  14. BEEutiful finishing on the stockings dear Vonna :)

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  15. Hi, this is my first time leaving a comment on your blog - I wanted to thank you for the stocking tutorial! So nice of you. Your stockings are very cute and I can't wait to make mine, too :-)

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  16. Thank you so much for taking the time for the detailed picture instructions! I cant wait to get started on mine :o)

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  17. Cute, cute!! Love the candy corn one ~ perfect for Halloween..

    Thanks as always for your tutorials.

    Michelle

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  18. They are so cute! Thank you for the photo tutorial! :D

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  19. Thank you for the tutorial! You made it so clear and simple.....love the stockings and am going to finish up the BBD stockings I've stitched.

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  20. Those stockings are so cute finished. Wonderful instructions!!!

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  21. Great tutorial! All your pics and hints helped it all make sense to me.

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  22. Thank you for sharing with us! Your blog is always awesome. And you are very generous with your time and talents. Maybe that is why you have so many, because you are so giving!

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  23. I love your tutorials and thank you for this one. I'm also the visual type and prefer the step after step picutres. Thanks to Alma as well.

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  24. Love the stockings, Vonna! I'm going to have to try my hand at those one day, if I can get up the courage!

    Great progress on your Vonna/Ann piece! ;)

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  25. Congrats on your 2 finishes. Thanks for taking the time to make the tutorial. It was very thoughtful of you.

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  26. Glad to see your numb butt brought some real progress.I hope your new working hours work out better for you.
    Your stockings are wonderful and your tutorial is just superb. Thank you.

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  27. Awesome, Vonna!! Working on my first stocking finish today!!! Thank you!!

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  28. Your stockings look fabulous! Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial, Vonna! I have everything ready to go for stitching the Halloween ones. Now I have absolutely no excuse for not having these done in time to display them this year :)

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  29. Both stockings look wonderful, and thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm one of those that really needs to see the steps laid out, so this helps so much in understanding what to do.
    Sue

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  30. beautiful work Vonna, and thank you for you and blackbird designers.

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  31. Wow, Vonna, thank you for taking the time to do this! Lovely finishes, my friend.

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  32. I love that white pumpkin you've used as a prop, Vonna!

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  33. Lovely stocking finish Vonna. Thanks for your comprehensive finishing instructions.

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  34. I love your tutorial for the Blackbird Stockings but I have one question. What weight of fusible interfacing did you use??? Thanks in advance.

    Rebecca L.
    blake@cfu.net

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