Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Stockings Are Hung . . .

Over the years I've made 15 or so of these sequined felt Christmas stockings for my children, grandchildren, great-granddaughter, and various spouses. When I hung Ben and Logan's stockings the year of Robin's death, I was surprised to find some chocolate coins in both stockings. I felt they were a gift from her to her boys. So, each year when I hang the stockings, I put a few chocolate coins in them.

Here's Logan's stocking -- this one confuses me. I'm not sure what Noah's Ark has to do with Christmas, or how those candy canes got on the ark. I guess this proves the flood occurred over Christmas and that Santa Claus predates Jesus.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Melody-
    Colleen showed me long ago this blog that you have. I just have to say, I love reading your stories and seeing your pictures. Wishing you and the boys a Merry Christmas.
    Love, Jill

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  2. Thanks Jill -- so nice to hear from you, feel free to comment anytime -- feedback feeds my creative juices!

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  3. I remember getting that yucky ribbon candy stuck to the bottom of my stocking when I was a kid. What was that about? And we have our stockings hung by the chimney, but Robby wants to trade with me because I have a big Santa on mine and he has Tigger and he thinks he's too old for a Tigger stocking. Maybe I could mail you the stockings and you can switch the names for us? Because I'm not too old for Tigger!

    Love, Colleen

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  4. Sure, I could switch names if that would make Robby happy and help him feel cool. The fuzzy candy was a throwback to my childhood. We had that stuffed hard candy stuck to the bottoms of our stockings. Double yuck!!

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  5. Please put some candy in there from us. We miss you guys so much...

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