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Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is a full service, brick and mortar quilt shop, as well as a retail/wholesale pattern business. You can view our pattern line on our website, but on a more personal level, we'd like to invite you into our shop and share with you the joy of quilting in our corner of the world!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


There's nothing like a little insomnia to help you get caught up! As for a lot of you, I imagine, the holidays have just snuck up on me and I have found myself so far behind! I always wanted to be one of those people that gets by on just four or five hours of sleep a night, but that has never been me. However, I am in one of those insomnia spells right now. Instead of opening up a book in the middle of the night, I have been getting up and doing other things. It feels good! I'm not going to fight it... I know that when it's over, I'll have some catching up on sleep to do, but in the meantime, it just feels good to be getting some things done.

One thing I really wanted to do was make my grandson a Christmas stocking. I know, it doesn't seem like a big deal. But of course, I waited too long to start it, and I started thinking it just wasn't going to get done. I kept telling myself that he really wouldn't know, and I'd be sure and get it done for next year. (I know, bad Grandma....) Anyway, here's where the insomnia comes in! In the wee hours of the morning I was able to finish this up....

The applique patterns are from a pattern by Tammy DeYoung of Plum Creek Collectibles. They had the cutest booth at Quilt Market just around the corner from us. The pattern is for a banner, door hanger, purse, and pillow. But when I saw it, I knew it was what I wanted for Parker's stocking.

I actually have never made a stocking before and didn't have a pattern, so it took a little fiddling around to get the whole lining thing right. The font is in my Microsoft Office and is called Kristen ITC.


Sylvia said...

So So Cute!!!
I do hope you start sleeping soon though.

Flathead Quilters Guild said...

Adorable! Love it!

(and I hope that you had some sugar plums dancing in your own head soon after you were finished!)