We have had an ongoing dilemma in our house every Christmas since we got married.
Ben displays the stocking he has had since he was little.
But my childhood stocking is still with my parents. And I sort of want it to stay there for now. I guess I just always imagined that when I had my own family we would have matching stockings like I had while growing up.
Ben has been reluctant to trade in his stocking for a newer one, so that we could have matching stockings.
And so this year (9 years later), we have finally have matching stockings!
Because I made one for myself, to match Ben’s. I used a scarf that was a beautiful blue knit fabric, but the scarf itself was a bit too short. So I re-purposed it into the base for my stocking. I used fabric scraps that I have had for a long time for the rest of the stocking.
My favorite part is the gold ribbon along the top. This fabric scrap was nestled in the sewing kit I inherited from my great grandmother. I have loved it since I found it (about 15 years now!) & have been saving it for just the right project to come along.
I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately, and stretching that creative ability I mentioned yesterday has been good for my soul.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out. And that we now have matching stockings. 🙂