Monday, December 20, 2010

"Twas the night before Christmas..."

"The stockings were (FINALLY) hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there..."
These 6 quilted stockings were made modifying (okay, lots of modifying) the pattern on the Moda Bakeshop in Crazy 8 by Sandy Gervais.
My little 3 year old daughter has been quoting this book and even this line for days now.
We've never actually spent Christmas at home and probably wouldn't have if I were not 2.5 weeks from due on Christmas day.
That's just not a risk I'm willing to take.
And I know there are only 3 of us at present...
but coordinating stockings would be hard to come by in the future if I didn't just hoard the fabric for years waiting for children-to-be...

My little "who" is expecting a baby in her stocking from Santa this year.
Specifically, a pretend baby.
So I still have shopping to do!
This afternoon I hope to be able to get some good things for it and somehow buy them right in front of her without her knowing.
She's ridiculously intelligent and NEVER forgets anything - even from over a year ago - things no one else even thinks about!
Makes my mom job just a little extra difficult at times.
She knows exactly what presents (at least the ones I bought in front of her) are in which boxes under the tree already even though she didn't see me wrap them.
The only surprises are the ones I bought while she was reading a book (she reads very well - books like How the Grinch Stole Christmas). NERD! Eh, so am I...
Next year there will definitely be "Mom only Christmas shopping."


  1. Super cute. I love them so much. Good luck with baby #2.

  2. Love your stockings. Wishing you a very merry Christmas.