Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung By the Chimney With Care

Stockings are a big deal with my family. They have been ever since I can remember. This year one of my favorite things about Christmas was Molly's stockings - all 3 of them.

Aaron and I have stockings from Pottery Barn that we purchased back in 2000, and I knew I should have purchased a few for the future little Abbotts, but who knew or knows how many there would or will be, so I didn't. For Molly, I searched Ebay and found one of Pottery Barn's stockings from 1999 that was similar.
My mom is amazing at hand sewing, and through the years she has designed and completed each of us a needle point stocking. Hours and hours and hours of work go into one, and I truly LOVE how Molly's turned out.

Additionally, my mom has sewn each person on her side of the family (all 25 of us) a stocking, and this year, she added Molly. I tried to help her in order to alleviate some of the work. She brought all the stuff to my house, we started working on it, I messed up part of it, she had to rip it out, and then she finished it herself since it was easier for me to just watch Molly while she sewed. It was embarrassing as I know I'm not the best seamstress in the world, but I do love to sew and sew quite often (or did before Molly came along).The great-grandchildren's stockings are hanging on the bottom, and Molly's is on the far right.

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