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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Special Christmas sewing . . . . .

All of the directions you need to finish your Scatty Christmas Quilt is already in your hands.  This would be the part in the directions that would read "quilt as desired".  As far as I can tell, the only ones that write those words are those that are very good at quilting.  I am not.  I think that is the hardest part.  Not the actual quilting but deciding how to quilt it.  So I guess my real answer would be that my desire would be for someone else to quilt it!!  Like I said in one of my very first posts three years ago - I am a top maker, not a quilt maker!  I'm sure you will find a great way to finish your quilt.

So now to the post title.  One of the most special sewing projects I have done are the 4 stockings I made for my children in 1987.

This is the second set of stockings I made.  My oldest (the Married One) was in 3rd grade at the time.  She wanted to take her stocking in to show her teacher for show and tell.  She must have been very proud of her mommy!  The teacher fell in LOVE with the stockings, sent a note home with the Married One asking if she could buy them.  She paid $30 a piece for them!  Big money back in 1987.  So I made a second set that the kids have used every year since.  I hang all of them but Santa doesn't fill the Married One's stocking anymore.  The other three get the same thing every year in theirs - a box of Cracker Jacks, a Christmas Pez candy dispenser, socks, lots of gum, candy and sometimes something special (depending on how much money Santa has that year).

What special sewing item that you made for Christmas do you still put out every year?

Blessings, Cathi


Trudi said...

:) yep, stockings made for the children more than 10 years ago, still go out every year! (Ijust added myself to the Linky)

Lesley said...

Every year I put out a countdown to Christmas wall hanging; the kids grew up moving a "Bear" every day around the quilt to find Christmas. They are both in their 20's and have memorized each day! So fun! Your stockings are amazing!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Good Morning. I'm a fairly new quilting and have only been at this for a couple of years, so all I have to put out for Christmas each year that is a quilted treasure is a Christmas Quilt (full size) and a short but wide wallhanging that I made for the top of the curtain rod.

QuiltSue said...

I have made 3 Christmas advent calendars for my grandsons, but I haven't got pics of them I don't think. The one for the youngest DGS is at his house, but the other 2 are kept at ours and the boys come every day during advent to collect the little choc bar that's in each pocket.