Monday, November 15, 2010

Keepsake Christmas Stockings

I’ve been busy making Christmas stockings in between Christmas shopping and watching my grandsons.    The stockings are made  from sweaters and blouses that were my Mom’s. 

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I love this stocking with the lace front.  It was made from a pale blue blouse.  I can remember my Mom wearing that blouse.  

The next two stockings were made from sweaters of hers.  On the one below, I centered  the stocking template so that the collar and zipper are part of the stocking. 

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And this one, I placed the stocking template on the sweater so that the buttons were centered on the stocking. 

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While I was making these keepsake stockings, I shed  many tears just knowing that this will be my first Christmas without either one of my parents.    I’m sure that these stockings will be a part of many Christmas’ to come within my family. 

Blessings,

Gail

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24 comments:

  1. what a sweet idea! and the stockings are beautiful!

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  2. Wow. They are absolutely beautiful. I'm sure they will become treasured heirlooms and bring back many happy memories every time you glance at them.

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  3. Hi Gail,
    That is such a great idea! Not only do you have some beautiful stockings but great memories of your mom too! Yep....I'd say you created some new family heirlooms.
    Jane

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  4. Those are gorgeous!! Fabulous idea- I wish I had done that with some of my mom's clothes!!

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  5. What an awesome idea!!!! They look wonderful, too! I know you will cherish those for a long time!
    Suzanne

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  6. Gail, I am sorry that you are feeling such a loss this time of year! Your stockings are a loving tribute to your Mother. They are artfully and beautifully crafted. I can tell so much thought and care went into creating them!
    Yvonne

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  7. What a wonderful thing to do. You will treasure those stockings for many years to come. They will definitely become family heirlooms.
    Teresa

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  8. Those stockings are some of the most unique and beautiful stockings I have seen. And when you consider the love used in creating them and the depth of memories they reflect; I think it only adds another dimension to stockings.

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  9. I love the sweaters! What a lovely way to save a memory around the holidays.

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  10. WOW!! I adore these beautiful stockings!!

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  11. What a wonderful idea for creating memories. Even if they are bittersweet. But think of the loving memories you have created for the whole family to enjoy.

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  12. OMGosh, I ♥ those stockings Ü I'm so sorry you want have your parents there, but I know they will be with you in spirit. Great family tradition and keepsake these stockings will be.

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  13. I totally adore these. The you made them from your mother's clothing is so special. I'd love for you to link these up to Fabric Fun Thursday.

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  14. Gail, Hugs to you. I know this Christmas will feel different to you. I love that you are making new items to be family heirlooms. Get the spirit alive, my friend. God's blessings! Know that you are in my heart.

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  15. What a sweet idea, absolutely fabulous. I will have to steal your idea. Thanks for sharing. I know it will seem like a sad holiday, but looking at the beautiful stockings will help.

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  16. Oh my gosh, those are beautiful. I love the one with the zipper. What a nice way to have your mother nearby during the holidays.

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  17. What a beautiful sentiment - they turned out so lovely!

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  18. I'm making new stockings this year too! But not nearly as lovely and meaningful as yours. I truly love these...
    xo
    Robin
    (I'd be so honored if you'd link this inspired idea over at my blog linky: All Things Merry & Brite...xo)

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  19. Gail these are beautiful! What a wonderful idea.

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  20. Those were awe...mazing.

    I still hang a stocking my Mom sewed for me when I was a little girl. I've had it for nearly 50 years. These are definitely keepsakes.

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  21. Oh my gosn these are great, if only I had the patience to sew! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. These are just stunning! And what a beautiful, wonderful, and heart felt tribute to your Mom. Thanks for sharing these with us.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  23. What a great idea!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  24. These are great!! It would really help us in our grieving our Mom. We have had a terrible situation with our brother through all of this. My sisters need to get together to do this. I think it would start on some healing process.

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