Friday, March 30, 2018

Mom's Projects

Mom learned how to do counted cross stitch many years ago
 from some of the ladies she worked with.
She rarely cross stitched at home,
 Mom worked on projects on her breaks and lunch at work.

Over the years there have many projects completed
and the ones Mom has enjoyed the most 
was making Christmas stockings
 for each of the grandpeeps.

Mom realized that the youngest (almost 2) 
did not have a stocking yet

So she searched on the internet 
and found a new one to stitch

This will be stocking number 24!
And not one is the same

Mom also decided to make some new kitchen curtains

She went to Hobby Lobby and found some fabric
we will show you them when they are done

Mom also found this cute fabric

She thinks she will make vest to wear to our trials

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel


  1. Stockings are a big deal in our family too. Mom's sister does cross stitch. Mom needlepointed several over the years and her Mom knits them. It is a special gift to have a hand made stocking.

  2. Hari Om
    Your mum is very clever with her hands, methinks... if I attempted cross-stitch all that I'd get is (teeth-grinding) cross and a (muscle) stitch!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. I love the stocking (although frankie&ernie will swoon hahaha) and the idea to make a vest for doggie events is pawsome!!!! the mama has a doggie blouse too... but she bought it, so she can wear it in public...and she also ordered it at night while we were in bed and the hunting dog print is a french bulldog print in reality... but they are cute too LOL

  4. Your Mom is so creative. My Mom tried the whole crochet and knitting thing and gave up. She can tell you the name of every bone in the human body but couldn't knit a stocking hat to save her life. We LOVE the fabric - that will be the perfect vest.

    Abby Lab

  5. Your mom is having oodles of fun! The stocking is going to be beautiful when it's finished!

  6. That stocking is stunning. We can't wait to see it when it's done. That last fabric is going to make a cute vest for your competitions.

  7. OHCs your mom is most extremely talented with her cross stitching!! That is absolutely gorgeous.

    You know one of the reasons mom quit cross stitching...other than it being itty bitty and hard to see. Our first cat was a 100% lap cat. If mom's tush was sitting he was sitting in her lap.
    Hard to do cross stitch with a cat.

    We think the vest material is gonna be a winner in the trial rings
    Hugs madi your we want photos of vest and the curtains

  8. That vest fabric is beyond adorable. Your mom sure is talented with the counted cross stitch project! How fun to create such cool projects. ✂️

  9. Mom used to do a lot of that stitching too, but her eyes don't let her do that tiny work any more:( Those stockings will be cherished for years and years to come.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. My mom does xxxxxx too but her eyes get tired fast.
    Your Mom does beautiful work all that counting can be crazy.
    Those stocking will be forever keepsakes. Lucky kids!!!
    I hope you show us your new curtains we love green here.
    Happy Easter.

  11. Hello Friends! The stocking will be a treasure, what a perfect gift! I envy anyone that can cross stitch, because I've tried, and just can't. And I love the fun fabric too, and I hope you'll show off the finished project!

  12. There is a certain joy to be had in creating something with your hands. I thought maybe the cute doggie material would be for Easter dresses for the both of you, Mabel and Hazel. I thought of doing that for Xena, but too late to make it happen.

  13. Wow! I think Mom should make the curtains out of that fabric with all the doggies on it.

  14. Your Mom is amazing. Doing a Christmas stocking is a great idea. And the vest sounds lovely.

  15. Oh, Ma used to do that many moons ago! It's very cool, and very fun, and Ma remembers poking her fingers all the time! BOL!!! (don't ask, she isn't exactly coordinated....) I thinks your Moms projects are gonna turn out FABulous!
    Ruby ♥

  16. Oh to have such a clever Mom.....
    Happy Easter!

  17. What a talented Mama you have!!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  18. I love the stocking! What a wonderful thing for the grandchildren to treasure for many Christmases to come. Your vest material will be pawsome for your trials.

  19. What a pretty stocking! Momma does cross-stitch too. She learned how when she was a young pup, just second grade. She made something for each of her nieces and nephews when they were born.

  20. WOW!! Those are awesome stockings. they look great. My mom doesnt have that talent and admires it in people that do. She likes quick gratification!! bol
    cant wait to see the curtains.


  21. Ohhhh and your making things that are made with love!!!

  22. Dat looks fun!! Our Mama used to cross stitch when her was younger buts her doesn't has da patience fur it anymore ;)

    Matt & Matilda

  23. Wow! That stocking looks amazing so far! Can't wait to see the finished product. Your mom certainly is productive in her spare time! :)