Monday, March 2, 2020


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

This reference to Christmas stockings is from 1823  And was written by Clement Clarke Moore in his poem  The Night Before Christmas.
I don’t know if it was a Christmas stocking or sack but my earliest memory was my third Christmas and what ever was hanging on the back of one of the dining room chairs for me had a doll sticking out, I was fortunate it was before the war and I got a sleeping doll. Other memories are that there was always an orange in the bottom of the sack (pillow case) Do you have special memories of Christmases past ?

I had some Christmas fabric that said to me mini Christmas stockings, and I wanted a toy sticking out the top I tried some of the animals I had made for Caitlin and Ronan's tree  and loved the way the elephant's trunk hung over the edge of the stocking, so toy elephants it was.  The decorations on the stocking are very tiny jingle bells these are taken off Christmas earrings from the $2 shop.

 Meet latest love of my life thinks she should have all the attention…… Kaytu  5 months old, one of three kittens born to a stray cat under my house , the other two have since moved off and she has moved in. Originally name Katy the second after my big grey cat that we had for many years her name became K2 .. Kaytu. Like her namesake she loves being on ones lap and has a loud purr. I am enjoying having a cat again. To get my attention at the start, she was a little thief! First a skein of embroidery thread, that did not surprise me and the thread was rescued as needed for my Peppermint purple SAL , next I found a wooden embroidery frame outside on the back porch, and then  caught in the act of trying to take  small piece of linen from the stash basket she came back and took a piece of green silk fabric., which was later  rescued from the back garden.  Now she is happy to leave the stitching things to me and curl up on my lap and purr while I stitch.

Another joint project for Caitlin and I was making these felt Bunnies to share with the other members of the play group she and   Ronan go to, as part of  an activity letting the littlies feel different textures. ‘                                                                                 
Next up will be deciding what to make for the three littlies for Easter. I will keep you posted, off now to get some stitching time. 


Petal said...

Lee your latest post is delightful Decoration a month club the Elephant's trunk does the trick and the felt Rabbits Fun.
I had a pillow case at the end of my bed, before I got interest in Embroidery and made many others for family.

Cathy said...

The stocking is cute and the elephant is perfect. We used to have an all gray cat like that, too! I remember making those bunnies in 7th grade Home Ec.

Vickie said...

I love Kaytu. :)