December 18, 2009

Donnie, Dicky & Me....A Christmas Pink Saturday Memory

















Growing up I know I had a stocking.......I remember it being cotton with a glittered name.....I may have made it at school.. I had wonderful Christmases, I just don't remember having a special stocking. When I married my husband he brought with him a stellar hand made wool felt stocking that had his childhood name of "Dicky" across the front. It always hung next to one I conjured up for myself, because who knows what ever happened to that old red cotton stocking I called mine......I was secretly so very jealous of how wonderful his stocking was and how gorgeous our daughter's was.........So can you imagine my absolute delight this year when perusing Ebay and running across a fabulous matching stocking to my husbands.......it had obviously been a kit and the one I found matched perfectly.....other than the fact it had "Donnie" across the front. That didn't bother me a bit....I am crafty enough to know how to remove that and replace it with my own name. Although I haven't done that yet, I am still quite proud to be the owner of something I always secretly wanted. I have taken the liberty of removing Donnie's name and adding a vintage red wool felt rose....just so there's no mistaking it's mine..

The sequin stocking was made for my only child by me when she was just two months old.......although you were supposed to only outline the figures, I took it upon myself to cover the entire surfaces with solid sequins....well, of course I did! I wouldn't let her have it up until now because I was so afraid it would be misplaced somewhere along the way, and it was way too important to risk that happening. This year the stocking will go to her home with her husband and new baby girl....my sweet, sweet tater. I am busy working on stockings for both Tater and Eddie so they will have something just as special as Kristi. Although I will miss having this hung on MY mantel, I love what it represents......and that is the beginning of her family and all the fun they have instore for them building their own traditions and ejoying each other. Want to see more wonderful Christmas Pink Saturday.....jump over to Beverly's using the button on my sidebar and tell them I sent you......it's always alot of fun!
























































































































































4 comments:

  1. Such a fun story and supercute sentimental stockings! ~ Angela

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  2. I am so happy to hear that you found a stocking that you love. I know what it is like to pass on the treasures you have had for so long, but like you said, it's time. I hope you have a Happy Pink Saturday and a very Merry Christmas, I will see you in 2010, Char

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  3. How amazing that you found the same stocking as your husband's. It was meant to be and now you can make it your own. Passing on traditions to your loved ones is a wonderful thing to do. peace & blessings to you and yours this holiday season. :) Tammy

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  4. Your little Tater will surely treasure whatever you create for her! How could she not?

    Thank you so much for the wonderfully sweet e-mail, I sure needed it. You are the best!
    Love,
    Anne

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