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Thursday, December 22, 2011

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.....

My mother made the most beautiful RED VELVET stockings for my son, DAVID, and daughter, STACY when they were first born...
 David's has a SANTA....and little golden pins scattered around over the stocking.
David will be 48 yrs old in February....
and yet, I can still see him, plain as day, each Christmas morning,
running to check to see what was in his stocking....he was always such a sweet little boy...and now he is a sweet sweet man...
bwaaaaaaaaaa  
Stacy's has an adorable CHRISTMAS TREE...
with, again, special golden things scattered around on it....and a cute
rocking horse.
Stacy will be 43 in April...
these olden stockings are still just beautiful....and Stacy is more beautiful
today than ever. She has a heart as big as all outdoors and both she and her brother
have brought more joy and love to their daddy and I than I can ever express strong enuf.
We love you, David and Stacy. 
 
Growing up with such lovely stockings at Christmastime,
Stacy wanted RED velvet stockings for HER children...
but my sweet mother had moved to Heaven long before her great-grandchildren
were born. This is something that still breaks my heart. How she would have
loved all these wonderful gifts from God....
and how they would have loved HER.
And, as most of you know, I AM CRAFTY BONELESS...
Not good at crafts.......at all..
But, I managed to make the stockings....lined them and everything. OH MY
The above belongs to BRYNNA, Deed's older sis.
I thought I would NEVER get all the sequins on...
but......I did.
I cut out Christmas figures from a coloring book, SANTA, SNOWMAN, 2 DIFFERENT ANGELS, A CHRISTMAS TREE, complete with snow at the bottom....
and sequined them...
then, filled in behind with that soft stuff...batting?? fiber fill ?? something like that.
I didn't SEW them on the stockings....waaay too hard for me to do..
but the fabric glue I used has lasted now for 6 years.
I  said a prayer, asking HIM to pass along to my mom that
I NEEDED HER HELP...  ♥♥
I swear....I GOT THE HELP....I could never have done it, otherwise.
I do believe in help from above.......don't you?.......OF COURSE you do...aren't we blessed !
I managed to get 4 stockings for the 4 kiddos
and one for Stacy and Jent.
I haven't made stockings for David's kiddos yet...but, if they want them,
I surely will do it.
Stacy and David both want to leave their original stockings at my house for awhile longer.
Which, I might add....it GREAT with me, too......just seems that's where they are SUPPOSED to be, for now.




I added little 'golden' things to these stockings, too.

...a golden cross
and a golden heart...
I think, on one of them, is a
golden WISH BONE.
 When it came time to have the GRANDCHILDREN STOCKINGS at my house for
our annual CHRISTMAS EVE togetherness,
I bought the stockings and enhanced them with jingle bells on the bottoms...
cute little "this and that's", making each child his very own.
With 10 grands, 2 grand-in-laws, 1 great-grandgirl,
there are now 19 Christmas stockings hanging....
How blessed are we !!!
I thank God daily for all our blessings..... 
...the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
In hopes that St. Nickolaus soon would be there....♥♥♥
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL....
LOVE, bj 
JOINING IN THE FUN WITH:
THANKS, LADIES ♥♥♥

31 comments:

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Blessings, indeed!!!
The stockings hold such blessed memories for you and your family! Remember...on Christmas...new memories are in the making! May the generations from now look back on your blog and feel your love coming through! Merry Christmas!
Fondly,
Pat

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the stockings! My mom made each of my children and my sister's 4 kids their stockings. My daughter's came down in my suitcase to be filled on Christmas morning (she is 27)! I think you did an amazing job making ones very much like your mother did.

I thought I would blog from down here, but it just never happens. Too busy and then too tired. All is well, my dad flew to Illinois this morning and the weather here in Florida is perfect! I wish you and all of yours a wonderful, healthy and happy holiday! I'm blessed to have you as a friend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What perfect precious stockings! I've never thought of finding images in coloring books...but I have some and love them! Enjoy this special time with family! Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

This is just AWESOME! What a labor of love! I just can see you praying for help from your sweet mama. Thanks for sharing what Christmas is all about...making others feel special.

Vee said...

Oh yes, your stockings are overflowing. And beautiful stockings they are! Hope that Santa is helping to fill all those stockings.☺ Hope that Santa isn't Mr. Sweet Nothings. LOL!

Merry On!

Barbara said...

Great stockings. I must say, everytime I look at your posts I think....wow, she has so much energy and a zest for life. All the cooking, baking, tablescapes, and the blogging. I really enjoy visiting you often.
Have a blessed Christmas!

NanaDiana said...

Bj- You did a PHENOMENAL job on those stockings. You would make your Mama crying proud! I'd say you have underestimated your craftiness ability!!!

How wonderful to have those stockings. I still have my 4 kids stockings, too. AND I have a set for each of the grandchildren that come to visit. It is so much fun to watch them run there when they come right after Christmas.

You have a beautiful heart, Bj..it just shines through everything you do. xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How sweet of you to make those stockings and the ones that belonged to your kids still look new. You have taken great care of them. I am not a sewer either. I may work on that some next year. Not sure.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I've loved seeing all your pretty holiday posts but none were as beautiful or as special as this one.
It touched my heart and I thank you for sharing with us all your memories, the stockings from your mom and the ones you and she made together. YES I know we get help from our loved ones who have moved on to another plane. Love Lives Forever.

Madeline's Album said...

BJ, the stockings are all so great. Grandchildren and great grandchildren are always a blessing especially this time of year. You are a very talented person not only in your decorating but in the craft you make. Have a blessed evening and enjoy the holidays. Madeline

Shug said...

Beautiful Stockings.....this is something our grandkids look so forward to. I love it as well...
Merry Christmas

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! The stocking are so pretty and so special! I want to wish you and your family a wonderful Merry Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The stockings are so pretty and you did a great job on the one's you made. How blessed to have 19 hanging in your home! Merry Christmas. hugs, Linda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those are treasured stockings for sure...and precious that you made them!

Pondside said...

Those are some glamorous stockings BJ!
Merry Christmas!

Rettabug said...

I think you did a great job, BJ! "CRAFTY BONELESS" LOL You crack me up, honestly.
You have such a wonderful way of sharing your sweet memories with us.

Wishing you & the whole gang a very Blessed & Merry CHRISTmas!

Hugs,
Rett

Patti said...

Lucky you...evrything looks ready for santa's visit - have a wonderful holday!! By the way, what is a "grand-in-law"?

Theresa said...

Oh BJ, I adore those stockings made by your Mama:) Sweet memories from the past that last a lifetime! I stood at my tree last night looking at all of the OLD but still precious ornaments! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Zondra Art said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, kisses from Croatia!:)

Zondra Art

Kelly said...

For a non crafty person, I think you did an outstanding job on those stockings! Better than anything I could do! I love them. I'm sure your kids will love having them.

Linda Wise said...

Happy Holidays, BJ! :) The stockings are so pretty. It is, indeed, a labor of love. I love the fifth stocking in the picture, BTW. The view of a warm chimney is always relaxing. I hope you enjoy the season!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

BJ,
I love the stockings! Merry Christmas! Pat

al and sha said...

Love all the stockings! I've made each one of the family one and add to them as new members come into the family. No one new this year--just minus one due to divorce. anyway yours look so good hanging on the fireplace.
Have a wonderful Christmas and hope we can get together in 2012! love you, Al

Terri Sue said...

bj they are beautiful. what blessings indeed! we have only added 3, but i hope for more. we have a son-in-law, a wonderful almost 5 year old granddaughter, and a 5 month old grandson. they say that's all from them. our son just got back from iraq. he is 25 and has never been serious about anyone. he is leaving the army in july and is going to go to college then. i hope he will find his someone. i have to have more granchildren!

Honey at 2805 said...

What precious stockings, BJ! They must hold wonderful memories for you and your family!

I know that you have been a very good girl and am sure yours will be full! I like that picture of you and your very own personal Santa!

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

al and sha said...

BJ, lovely Christmas decorations girl. Love your blog, it changes regularly. You are the blog queen. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sweet decorations..I love the stockings...so cute! You are going to have such a wonderful Christmas...

Rita said...

You have the cutest stockings I have ever seen, What a lucky family to have you organizing it all. Happy Holidays my friend.
Rita

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Wishing you love,peace and happiness this Christmas time.
Enjoy your time with your family BJ....my eldest son arrived this morning and my mother will be here tonight,i have beef slow cooking in red wine,cinnamon,juniper berries and star anise,the house smells gorgeous like mulled wine.
Love to you from across the sea xxxxx

Happy in red said...

These stockings are great. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Esther.

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry