The 2012 Prairie Moon Ranch Cowboy Christmas Stocking . . .
I thought long and hard about the design for this year’s stocking. I didn’t want it to be too complicated. I didn’t want it to be too fancy. I wanted it to work for a cowboy or a cowgirl equally. I wanted it to have some little touch that says Christmas, so I chose stars.
The embroidery is simple. I used backstitch and satin stitch, and there’s nothing complicated about the design. It went really quickly. I didn’t even get all the way through watching Lonesome Dove while working on it!
I also put a lot of thought into the fabric decisions for this stocking. I found this lovely wrinkledy-looking “solid” that I believe is a Marcus Brothers fabric (not sure), and it reminded me of well-worn leather from a pair of boots that are loved and worn every day. That clinched it for me.
I added in the nice dark brown piece from a new Timeless Treasures collection, and this year’s boot finally came together. I hope you like it. And if you’re collecting them annually, I hope you think it’s worthy of adding to your collection.
So . . . the pattern is now listed in my Etsy shop, both in the regular printed version and in a PDF version you can receive by email. I’ve generally done kits for each of the stockings, so you can make yours exactly like the one I made, but I’m not having kits this year, unless the fact that I’m not having them causes such an uproar that I change my mind. I’ll have to keep you posted on that, but for now, no kits.
And in celebration of finally having it ready, of course I’m having a give-away for two copies of the pattern. All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post. And if you don’t mind, and want to, let me know which of the annual stockings so far is your favorite (you can see them all in my Etsy shop — 2008-2012). I’ll draw for two winners on Friday, September 21.