Monday, January 10, 2011

Ready to Hang by the Chimney

The first Christmas John and I lived together, also Chester's frist Christmas and the Christmas we got engaged, I made us Christmas stockings.

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?


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The stockings are my kiddos favorite Christmas decorations (well, one of them!) They love the personalization and that it's all theirs. Yours turned out super cute!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Your stockings are super cute! Love! Great job. Love the names on them, too.