Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stockings were hung by the chimney with care

Back from Colorado and into the swirl of things... Bitsy has had two Christmas Programs for me to watch, the house painting project finished today (!) We've been trying to decorate for the Company Holiday Party tomorrow and I'm fried... and waiting on laundry

Bitsy's godmother LeAnn made a crossed stitched stocking for K and one for Tiger years ago.  LeAnn's son Patrick was on my husband's soccer team in Wisconsin when we were first married and we sort of adopted him as a little brother.  So when we moved back east we'd fly him out to visit.  He came a few times for Christmas break and one year his mother sent him with the stockings for K and Tiger... and then we added Dragon and LeAnn made another stocking.  (she had no idea what she was getting into with this tradition...)  And then MLyons, and then Bitsy and most recently the Little Hawk... I have come to believe we announce that we are expecting and LeAnn heads out to the store for another stocking pattern/kit.

Little Hawk's Stocking
Bitsy's Stocking

MLyons' Stocking

They are the first things we put out when we decorate.  And the last things to come down.  Aren't they amazing?  Every year these beautiful stockings remind me how lucky I am; lucky in family and lucky in friends.

Happy Christmas!

1 comment:

FoxyMoron said...

Those stockings are just beautiful! It must have taken her ages to do them.
What lovely family heirlooms for them as well.