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Thread: Christmas Stockings sent to our Marines

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    pal
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    My Homemaker's group produced 170 Christmas Stockings this year. A local Girl Scout Troop heard about our effort and asked if they could be a part of it. I brought some "ready to be decorated" stockings to them and all of the supplies (fabric, heat n bond, scissors, iron) and they came up with some remarkable creations!!!

    My beautiful GD has asked if she and her friends could start a group and make them all year (aren't kids wonderful!!!!!!)

    My point in telling you this is - next year I will only buy felt for the stockings. I bought 6 1/2 yards of red felt this year and got 53 stockings out of the 6 1/2 yards, rather than buying a few yards of this and a few of that, and having waste. I took the fabric scraps from the stockings that the other ladies made and sewed them together in strips and used that for the cuffs on the red felt stockings. Now I can purchase the felt throughout the year for
    $2.99 (sale price) instead of $6 or $7 for the Christmas fabric . Also, buying it in a larger quantity makes for much less waste. It is also easier for the ladies to cut than the regular fabric..

    Works for me!!!

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    What a great idea and a really special thing to do!

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    Great idea!

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    Thoughtful & wonderful of you. Thanks from a marine mom

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    That's fabulous. I agree that felt is the way to go. A few years ago I made a ton of them for the pediatric ward of a nearby hospital and that's what I used. Did you take a picture of the stockings? I know we'd all love to see one if you did.

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    Great thinking on your part. And what a wonderful thing to do. :thumbup:

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    (((HUGS))) What wonderful group efforts!! Bless you all!! :D:D:D

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    What a generous spirit!! God bless you for thinking of our soldiers.

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