Saturday, December 20, 2008

the stockings were hung by the chimney with care

Years ago when the kids were small, 'way back when we lived in Haltom City, I made these Christmas stockings from one of those pre-printed quilted panels and embroidered their names. They were cute, and every year they've been brought out, even though the kids have long since moved out on their own.

Each year Santa still makes a visit to their stockings, leaving little trinkets of this 'n that. However, as they've grown and now have families of their own, the stockings have evolved into family stockings, and the number of trinkets has increased. Last year the stocking was supplemented with a Wal-Mart bag to hold some of the goodies.

This year, I decided to come up with something a bit better, but still honoring the age-old tradition. I picked up a couple of larger stockings, and stitched the old to the new. Now, instead of one, there are actually two stockings to hold the goodies! Wah-lah!!

In case I don't write again before the big day, Merry Christmas all. I trust your blessings are many.


Hedgie said...

Merry Christmas.

Karen Joy said...

That is such a nice idea, to update the stockings and get more use.

Merry Christmas.

everythingquilts said...

Merry Christmas elsie. Great idea to keep the same stocking but just enlarge it.