Welllll, we have a chimney... that is attached to our wood-burning fireplace..... that we use a LOT..... so these stockings are hung by the china cabinet near the Christmas tree so our house might not burn down. :)
a stocking laid out for stitching, put the image in my head, traced the stocking I had on hand for my pattern, adding enough for a 'cuff' and went to town making a muslin to check the construction. Muslin turned out oh-so-cute (photo above) so now I needed to chose the 'real' fabric(s). Over the years I've been moving our home decor into the
more 'natural' fibers and wanted to continue that in our Christmas
decorating. Our tree this year is simple with white twinkly lights,
little white silk poinsettia flowers poked in here and there, along with
Melissa's beaded candy canes she's
made through the years. Those simple candy canes hold so many special
memories it just would not be right to not see those on our Christmas tree!