Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Stockings Were Hung...

Sew... I've been working hard on some stockings lately. Let me give you a little background on our family's stockings. It all started with my mom making Holly's stocking. Then, I believe my aunt Decah made mine to match (forgive me if I'm wrong!!!). We have had them I guess since we were babies, or at least VERY young- I cannot remember a Christmas without mine. Well... Low and behold my parents decide to bless us with a little sister 15 years after I was born, and my Holly blessed me with a nephew 2 months later. Sew, on my Christmas vacation that year, while watching my little sister, I took my stocking apart, and used the pieces as a pattern to make them matching stockings. I had to get more creative with Brayden's, since there were no boy stockings like this yet. Well, years later I had Lexi, and decided to make her one. And Rob and Ryan while I was at it. I believe that's the same year I made mom and dad theirs also. Then Demi. And I still swear I made Boston one at the same time I made Demi's- but Holly has never seen it, and I have no clue where it is! Then TJ.

Sew there's the background. Well, Holly's stocking had some problems and was sent to me for repairs this year. She didn't want a complete over-haul on it, so I just patched it up, it needed a new hook, some fabric in the front and back parts where the "h" is, and also the "h".
I also made Boston one that he will FOR SURE get this time!
I had been thinking of making one for Rob's mom for the past few years as it's become tradition for her to stay the night with us on Christmas Eve- not to mention the fact that we're trying to get her to move in with us for good. Holly had mentioned making Grandma one this year, sew I decided to make them both one.

And as I was talking to Holly, we decided our Uncle Jimmy needed one too! He's moved closer to my parents and will surely be with the family when we all get together on Christmas as well!
Sew... There they are. A tradition in our family born out of 2 cute stockings made many years ago. From 2, to 16!


  1. yay! can't wait to get mine and bossy's. mom originally made mine.

  2. That's even sweeter! So it was mom who started the whole thing. So did Aunt Decah make mine?

  3. OH my goodness that's a LOT of stockings! You did really well, they are SO cute and I just love that everyone has matching ones!

  4. That is a lot of stockings. Good job. They look great.

  5. You did a really great job getting them all done! I think they will look good out together in their respective houses. Check with Aunt Jawana on who made your stocking. She made one for Justin and Zack and may have been the one that made your's about the same time.

  6. I love this story and tradition!!! Teary eyed