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    Christmas Stockings

    A short 60 years ago my mother started knitting Christmas stockings. It "grew like Topsey" and she knit for the extended family and husbands and Grands. She started in wool but switched sometime to acrylic as the white wool deteriorated too quickly. I still have my original, yellowed but preserved. (And the name on my husbands' stocking has been changed ...twice. LOL ).
    But I realized a short while age, my DSD and her husband (who are more frequent visitors than my two unmarried sons, didn't have stockings. I didn't have the pattern to knit one, ( my niece has it) so I stitched cloth, quilted stockings. So now, for now, the scene is complete.
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    Great stockings and pretty close to the originals!

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    You did an amazing job replicating the knitted ones with quilting. Maybe a new tradition has been started.

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    a nice match
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    Amazing match!
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    Clever, matching the knitted ones with a quilted pieced one. GREAT match.
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    Your stockings are all very pretty.

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    How clever of you! The stockings fit in so nicely that it does complete the picture of the the stockings all hung on the mantel. I know it sounds crazy, but a bell is missing on the toes.
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    Great job on matching!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    How clever of you! The stockings fit in so nicely that it does complete the picture of the the stockings all hung on the mantel. I know it sounds crazy, but a bell is missing on the toes.
    I know but who wants to go to a store at this time of the year!
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    They all look so festive hanging up there.

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    You did a great job!

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    Nicely done.

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    Great stockings!
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    yes, that was a great job in matching the older ones.

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    very nice!!!
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    Great job!!
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    The stockings were meant to be there. You did an awesome job matching the colors. Fantastic job ! Thank you for taking the time to decide to make the same - only different.

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    You did a great job on the stockings.

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