The Busy Bean

Christmas Stockings

Once upon a time, when Brad and I first got married, I worked and worked and started super early, and made us Christmas stockings. I cross stitched our names on top with a Santa hugging the first letters, and it took forever… but that was before I really knew how to sew. And they are kind of falling apart. OK, they were falling apart after the first year. But we used them again anyway.

Then along came Lottie, and I had every intention of fixing our stockings and making one for her. She was born in May, and by Christmas I still hadn’t done it. So I went out and bought three stockings. Shameful. Add Kelsey the next year, and another (gasp) store-bought stocking. I grabbed two, just in case another kid came along and needed a stocking.

Last year my mom said she couldn’t believe that I had store-bought stockings. So shameful. Last week I decided to do something about it. At our Modern Quilt Guild meeting Shannon (I think) showed her stockings she started using Sherbet Pips. I loved them, and I had a fat quarter set laying around. I dove in, using a mix of Camille’s stockings, Allison’s double hourglass, and one of my (store-bought) stockings that was my favorite shape.

I used mostly Sherbet Pips, and threw in a little Ruby and DS Quilts for the green. I think I love them.

I tried to make Brad’s kind of manly, with not a lot of pink. His is the patchwork one on the end. Then comes Kelsey’s zig zag, Lottie’s pinwheels and my double hourglass.

I’m really glad I got them done, just in time to hang while we decorated the house Sunday night.

That’s about all I got done this week, but it was a big finish! And I’m finally finally linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. It’s so much fun to see what everyone has been working on every week.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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8 Thoughts on “Christmas Stockings

  1. These are so adorable. I am loving seeing everyone’s Christmas decorations coming together

  2. Love them! They turned out so cute. I think I need to add Christmas stockings to my list of things to do next year.

  3. they are very cute! i have wanted to make stockings for forever but they always get pushed to the next year. maybe i will make some for next year in january…

  4. They are fantastic. I’m another shameful one with storebought stockings. I can’t help it, I love the embroidered names! 🙂

  5. Those all look fab! My mum made our stockings when I was 2 and we were living in Philadelphia. They’re made up from printed panels and she embroidered our names across the top. They’re still going strong 30 years later! Maybe if I have a family one day I’ll get to make new ones…

  6. Cute! My mom made some beautiful stockings for us many years ago, and I’ve been wanting to make some myself for our little family. Maybe someday…

  7. What kind of a Mom would shame her daughter into making homemade Christmas Stockings?

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