December 24, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care

An old, dear friend of my mom made stockings for our kids when they were born. In fact, she's made stockings for all 10 of my mother's grandchildren - now that is a devoted, special friend.

Each stocking has the child's name and birthdate at the top and she tailors them for boys and girls.

Here is #1 Son's stocking...sailboats and really good wool.

This is Miss America's stocking. She chose a different yarn for this one - more stretchy which serves well when it is overstuffed.

Another friend of my mother's had a knitting machine for years. She made these stockings for my husband and me when we got married - an unusual, wonderful wedding gift. They too have our names at the top.
They also are lined beautifully.

And the last stocking in our house is store-bought with a Sharpie taken to it for when we got our dog 3 years ago. I probably could take some thread and embroider her name but she really doesn't know the difference. Yes, there will be goodies in it for Missy to have tomorrow.
Here's hoping your stockings are hung by the chimney with care and Merry Christmas to All!


kathy b said...

Wow What great stockings . She sure was a good friend. Fireman's mom crossstitched beautiful stockings for all of us. She is gone now but we treasure the stockings.

Jennifer said...

Love the stockings. What a great gift from a beloved family friend. You know... I like that idea for a wedding gift. Hmmmm. : ) Merry, merry Christmas!

Karen said...

What wonderful stockings!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Beth said...

Missy's stocking is great! :) Merry Christmas!

Sara said...

They are all so pretty! Hope you had a happy holiday.