Sunday, February 9, 2014
Felt Christmas Stocking ornament and a clever boy
Yesterday an embroidery friend told me this story. Her daughter had bought two of my Felt Christmas Stocking kits some while ago. Before Christmas she gave them to her 8 year old son to work.
Usually a child who finds it difficult to keep still, he stitched the entire little stocking himself, only asking for help with a knot to begin and ending off the threads. Then he stitched up the second stocking, saying to his gran that he thought he would change the pattern a bit and he did!
The two little stockings hung proudly on the Christmas tree. When it was time to decorate the table for Christmas lunch, he decided he needed a small Christmas tree on the table so that he could hang the stockings on it. He happily hung his two little stockings - on a small fern that he dug up from the garden! After lunch the stockings were returned to their place on the Christmas tree. I wonder what happened to the fern?
The rest of the story was that the boy wanted to know why his mom hadn't bought more of those little things for him to make! Thanks so much for that lovely story Lois. Its always good to hear that your patterns or kits are being used and enjoyed. It makes all the time you put into preparing them worthwhile.