by the chimney with care,” by each of my grandchildren and a few others. My well-organized, got-it-together daughter and daughter-in-law saw to it. Both young ladies put the finishing touches on their Christmas trees and decorations the day after Thanksgiving.
Me? I’ve been busy making stockings and have finally finished. I’m thinking maybe sometime soon I’ll get around to packing up the cornucopia on the dining room table and all the fall wreaths at the doors. Then I’ll decorate.
A few months after Vivian Rose was born, my Rebecca gave a heads up that she decorates the day after Thanksgiving. Of course, Vivian Rose would need a stocking this year. Of course, I put that on my to-do list sometime in March, in the midst of Easter sewing.
Tick tock tick tock…..but I lacked inspiration. Finally, Rebecca suggested a gingerbread theme. Then I was off and running.
The body is just an inexpensive cotton with the toe, heel, cuff, and piping made from red featherwale corduroy. The jumbo chenille rick rack that had been launguishing in my stash for several years nicely mimicked the buttercream frosting we use on gingerbread cookies.
I like little details, so the gingerbread house has their house address embroidered on a tiny rectangle of brown ultrasuede. Ginger colored ultrasuede was the foundation for the gingerbread girl and the house. Tiny seed beads were hand sewn to the green featherwale cord tree, a 3-dimensional bow was stiched over the bow in the design and buttons were added. The peppermint pattie stepping stones were easy to resize and then place with the camera function on my Brother Quattro.
Finally, a personal message, embroidered on the inside of the cuff, is visible only when the cuff is extended. And there were more stockings….but I’ll write about them later. I have to go box up that cornucopia.