Friday, September 21, 2007

Top to Toe

Unlike the first two stockings, the instructions for this kit have you hopping all over the place. A little work on the top,

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--- then down to the foot section for a few pieces there. I guess it doesn't really matter, as long as I can get it finished before the first of December. It just feels more satisfying when entire sections are completed before moving on to the next.

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My daughter and I both like to decorate our homes for the festive season on the first of December (or thereabouts), and when there are fancy stockings amongst the decorations they get pinned to the mantle long before the traditional Christmas Eve ritual.

My grandmother once told me that one year when she was a child, she and her siblings got excited about Christmas and put their stockings up early. Come Christmas Day, all they found was coal. A rather harsh lesson about greed if you ask me.

3 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

The coal sounds rather harsh to me too, imagine the tears they must have choked back. I really like the deep blue of the stocking..it will showcase everything so beautifully. tomorrow is the 'spin in'...hopefully I'll make it, I'm planning too. Hate to tell you, my bobbins are full! I will have to ply them there perhaps =(

'chelle said...

The stocking is looking nice. The coal thing sounds like something my Grandmother would do. Or from what I've heard in stories, my grandparents parents. It's a tough lesson, but one that only needs to be taught once! ;-)

Michelle said...

Teehee, I've done the coal thing with my son...it was a chocolate, but that was all I put into his stocking. He was mortified. Since I felt he got the message [no peeking or turning the house upside down looking for gifts] I gave him his stuffers that was intended for his stocking in the first place.

I love watching you put these stockings together. It's so much work, but a fantastic heirloom.