The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

. . .The Stockings Were Hung!

Oh, my goodness!!!
I just made my first e v e r Christmas Stockings. . .
and I am lovin' the way each one turned out!

This St. Nick Stocking pattern
is from page 42 and 43 of Better Homes and Gardens
Christmas All Through The House!

Each finished stocking measures
14 1/2 " X 7 1/2 " .

I cut the stockings from a ecru linen dishtowel
with red stripes purchased early in the Spring
at our local Antique Mall for less than $4 !

At the same Antique Mall,
during Thanksgiving weekend,
I found the hand crocheted lace for $1 each.

I hand stitched vintage,
creamy ivory buttons for accent 
then tied with red and gold ribbon.

Using another $1 doily
purchased during vacation at Heartland Antique Mall
in Lebanon, Mo., I completed stocking #3.

Then. . .
I had a dilemma!
Not enough crocheted lace to complete stocking #4.
A quick trip to our local Antique Shop Roadhouse Antiques
and now the stockings are complete!

NO mantle. NO problem!
The stockings were hung on the ladder with care. . .
one for "Mr. Ed", one for son, one for daughter~in~law
and one for me!

Until next time. . .
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