Well it’s back to work and back to reality. I took the last days of the holiday break to rest and get some of the things on my list of “to dos” done. These stockings have been on the list since last year. Ryan and I fill each other’s stockings for Christmas and the old ones were just too small. Candy and socks were among the few items that would fit and we’ve had “overflow” boxes the past two years. You could hardly stuff a paperback book in them, plus they were olive green and burgandy–colors that don’t exactly fit into the decor at our house anymore. I was a little sad to see them go as I had made them for our first Christmas that we were married. I quilted these new ones and lined the inside so they are very professionally finished. This was a good project to spend time on the details; they took about 3 hours to make the both of them. It’s been a while since I had time to hammer out a project all at once. I do love crafting in the winter. I crank up the heat, turn on all the lights and it’s so warm and inviting and productive.
12 comments January 3rd, 2008