Yes, she can!

In 1977, with the birth of my first child, I started a tradition of making a new Christmas stocking every year. As the years went by and I had more children, I made more stockings. Then, the children started to marry, and I added the spouses. And, as it will happen, grandchildren trickled in! It got to be quite a lot of stockings to make and fill.

A few years ago, we copied my sister and adopted a new policy for stockings--we decided to exchange names and fill one stocking each, instead of me filling all of them. This is a lot of fun (and a LOT less work!), and I was gloating over the fact that I wouldn't have to make and fill nine stockings, when my oldest daughter said "But Mom, you're still going to make our stockings, right?"

Well, of course I was. Didn't I always? Then I realized that I had to make 9 for kids. spouses, and grandkids, plus two more--one for me and one for their dad. Ok--making eleven stockings is still better than making and filling nine.

This year, I made the basic stockings from felt, and my daughter, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters helped decorate!




Christmas Stocking Links
These are some I found, and have not made. So, print out and make at your own 'risk'!
They just look like something I might make 'someday'.
Some of the links are just to fun Christmas stuff!

History of the Christmas Stocking

Another History of the Christmas Stocking

Striped Stocking Pattern

Stocking from Michael's Pattern

Cute, Teeny Little Stocking Pattern

Martha Stewart Templates

A Fulled Stocking Pattern

Gingham Stocking Pattern

Knitted Candy Cane Ornament

Christmas Coloring Book Pages (Think Applique Templates!)