Too Many Stockings?

Years ago, Chris and Lorna lost the Christmas stockings I had made for Lorna, Elanor, and Jack—and the one my mom had made for Chris when he was a baby. They were very sad. I was very sad, but what are you going to do?

If you are me, you begin again! I made new personalized whimsical stockings for each of them, and they are in Quilt a New Christmas eBook (the pattern is quick and easy). Everyone was happy!

But then, 4 years later, they found the original stockings!!! So now they have two stockings for everyone (except Bear who was born after the great stocking loss). Last year, Lorna decided to give her mom her original stocking that I appliquéd. Lorna planned to stitch her name on it, but she didn’t sew fast enough.

Judy loves her stocking and decided this week to take matters into her own hands. She stitched “Ganny” (what the grandkids call her) in green 5mm sequins, added white sequins for “snow”, and gave the birds eyes!

And while the sequins were out, Judy and Lorna added more embellishments to the stocking they made for their friend last year. Re-purposed scissor charms represent Tasha’s actual cat and dog —so cute!

Stockings (and stuffing them!) are a big tradition for our whole family. If you have an extra stocking, think about passing it on. Or make new ones to share with those people in your life that you treasure. Sharing the love will make you smile—a lot.