OK, I have been thinking and thinking and I have decided to make up a tutorial on making a BDU Christmas stocking. So, while I work out the pattern so I can keep it simple for you, go find one of your husband's old uniform tops. Try to find an old worn one, not one of his fancy new ones...oh and as a note if it is really starched do wash it a couple times first. The starch is a pain to sew through. You will need an arm per Christmas stocking. If you are planning on sending me a top you can cut the arm off and send me the rest when you are ready. Be sure to cut along the seams. I like to save as much of the uniform as possible.
Oh, and I have a new favorite garment. My husband and I went to dinner the other night at an Australian Army officer's house and I was asking him questions about Afghanistan. I have read quite a bit about that country and wanted to know if it was a amazing as what I had read. I am talking about the landscape more than anything. He was very informative. Anyway the conversation progressed a bit to shopping. When my dad was in Vietnam during the 60's he did a good bit of shopping, so my mom wanted to know why my husband never sent me things home from Iraq. That always makes him laugh his head off and go into this drama of him wearing a dishdasha (I know that is not spelled correctly and I doubt spell check knows what I am trying to say) and skipping around market stalls while militants and taking shots at him. Anyway...back to the story. James (the Aussie officer) gave me a Pashmina that he got in Afghanistan, because I guess he did get the chance to go shopping from time to time. I love it. A lovely sky blue and made from Pashmina wool and silk. Perfect to keep you a bit warm yet cool enough to wear in this ungodly heat to keep the sun off. I think I will use some of the tartan wool I got in Scotland to make another. OK, back to the Hero quilt....thanks James!
next time I post it will be with a tutorial.