Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Treasures: Special Stockings

My mother is a marvelous crocheter
Growing up, my brother and I had HUGE crocheted stockings,
One year I asked her to make matching crocheted stockings for all seven of my children, and hubby.
Each 'top' was different:
Out of nine we are now down to these: this is 18 yos (the baby)
 

Hubby (whose mother was also a crochetier) loves pineapples:
 

Mom topped the stocking my grandmother sewed and appliqued for me:
 

Instead of a chimney, our stockings are hung on the fishtank with care...
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
 
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Santa always takes our stockings down, and leaves them filled under the tree,
I hope you all had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

8 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful stockings!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

How wonderful to have these handmade blessings from a loved one.
Brenda

FourOf5zs said...

Beautiful stocking... the crochet is just wonderful.

Happy Holidays!
Zaroga

Lisa Loo said...

I had never thought of this!! Really beautiful and such a great way to showcase a special talent and treasure! I have a runner for the top of my piano that my Grandma made but nobody gets to see it way up there! I wish I would have seen this idea before she passed away--
Love the fish tank----you will love this--ours are hung on the gun cabinet--oh dear....

perennialgardener said...

Your Mother did a beautiful job on those stockings! A wonderful treasure for your family. My husband's grandmother knitted my boys a couple of stockings years & years ago in candy cane stripes of red & white and green & white.

Sondra said...

The stockings are so pretty. How funny that they are hung on the fish tank! Makes me wonder? Where do people hang them when they have no chimney? I see someone else said they hung them on the gun cabinet.LOL!

RhondaLue said...

I love those stockings... beautiful and meaningful!! I'd never thought about that. I wished I'd asked my grandma to do that!

Janet, said...

the stockings are beautiful. I wish I could crochet. I sewed a stocking each for my son and soon to be wife this year. I figure he'll need another one when he marries in January, since I'll probably be keeping his old one here.