18 September 2010

another Christmas stocking

With Josiah's arrival in January, I need to sew another Christmas stocking for us to hang in December. But great procrastinator that I am, I've been putting it off.

In fact, I still need to finish Quen's stocking and he is now 4 years old! Shameful, I know . . . . I've used the excuse that he is never here for Christmas morning anyway. (Matt & Misty always spend it with her folks instead) Horrible attitude, right?

So I am now determined to do what's right and have all four grandchildren represented on the mantel, whether they are here in person or not.

Quilting is not my favorite thing to do, but I have loved crazy-quilt with embroidery embellishment since my grandmother made me a crazy-quilt corduroy jacket when I was 8 years old. (Click on photo to enlarge, twice for even larger view)

Each stocking has a photo printed on cloth of the child as a baby. Then I also add charms that fit that child's personality as they mature. Note the gameboard and domino buttons on Mikala's --- she is a fierce game player! Her's also has a wee seashell from a day we spent at Galveston with her, sewn on the other side.


  1. What a great idea. The stockings are lovely and the charms are so clever!


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