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Thread: My Original Stockings for the new family

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    My Original Stockings for the new family

    I started making stockings for my little family when I was pregnant with my second child. Emily was born on December 23rd and I embroidered her name on hers while in the hospital. I didn't know beforehand what his/her name would be! But I sure wanted it to be done when we went home Christmas day. This year she gave birth to my first grandchild, Malcolm, and he needed a stocking too. Each one I have made is unique and made up as I go along with a few elements that remain constant. Obviously, mom and dad needed new ones too - and so the project got a little more involved.
    I saved some of each of the main fabrics for any new members of the family that might arrive in the future. They also feature scraps from the dresses that I made for Emily and her sister Sarah when they were little. And I love the results!
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    Lovely - I am making one for our grandson due any day ! Haven't decided on pattern; yours is inspiring and giving me more thoughts !

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    Beautiful stockings--they will be family treasures for a long time.
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    Oh, your work is absolutely stunning. All are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!
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    those are adorable

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    These are absolutely gorgeous. What wonderful gifts for this young family. Kudos to you (smile). Thank you for sharing.
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    WOW! These are great! Love them!

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    Love your stockings!! I have been looking for inspiration for stockings for my grandson and absolutely love what you have done!!
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    Wow!! Those are some amazing Christmas stockings.
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    oooohhh...they are just so pretty..Lucky little Malcolm...that feathered star is breathtaking!

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    Those are beautiful. What a wonderful family tradition that you have created.
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    Those are wonderfully festive and fabulous! WOW! Kudos!
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    Fabulous stockings! That feathered star is so tiny! How did you do it?

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    Absolutely gorgeous.

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    Ditto to what has been said. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
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    Beautiful socks and I love your creative idea of saving some of the original fabric for "future" additions to the family.
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    They're beautiful! You did a wonderful job!!
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    They are beautiful.
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    These are beautiful.

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    Beautiful stockings-

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    Just lovely, great job
    Have a Blessed day
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    I can see the love and "family" stitched in these Christmas stockings. These stockings will be so treasured.
    Carol

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    I love them all!! Very smart to plan for future additions!

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    adorable..

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    Very pretty!! I have also been looking for stocking ideas, and your are great!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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