When my parents got married my Mom made by Dad a stocking. When my sister and I were born, she handcrafted stockings for us too. So, I guess it is kind of a tradition.
Dad, Mom, Sarah, Leigh, John, Cody, Darbi and Chester- yes puppies get their own stockings
I like the stockings I created. However, I was not thrilled about carting them back and forth to CT each winter. While we were in CT I sewed new "Ct" stockings for John and Chester.
This project also gave me the opportunity to break out the new sewing machine (brother cs6000i) my in-laws gifted me for my birthday (which was back in August). This machine is major upgrade from my home-ec class basic, this machine includes many decorative stitches. I played around with the different stitches to write the names and add detail. Not horrible for my first attempt.
What kind of stockings do you hang with care?