Merry Christmas!

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

These Christmas stockings are very special to our family members; they are one of the much anticipated items to be pulled out of the Christmas box every holiday season.

Having time on my hands when I only had one little munchkin, I thought it would be so much fun to make her a stocking like the one I had when I was a child. My stocking, unfortunately from all the moves, has been was carefully crafted by my mother, who actually had no kit...she made it all on her own...and it was the sweetest thing ever!

I purchased this kit for Spenser and began stitching away on my surprise, it took longer than I thought, but I managed to have it finished for Christmas Day when Spenser was 3 years old. As you can see, it's a bit worn from all the handling over the years (17 yrs. to be exact!) What started out as some "extra time" on my hands turned out to be a huge project with each subsequent child! I am happy to report though, that each of the children's stockings were all hand stitched lovingly by Mom.

About 8 years ago, the kids felt badly that Mom didn't have a stocking, so they worked away in the basement when I wasn't around, and presented it me on Christmas eve...what a surprise that was! As for Dear Ole' Dad, well, Zachary took it upon himself to upgrade Dad's little stocking just last year...what a joy it brings to see them all on the mantle this year. We hope you enjoy them too!!

From our house to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
The Hardins, Don, Donna, Miss Spenser, Chase, Zach & Grayson


  1. What precious stockings! I am sure you treasure them.

  2. What a heartwarming story! Those stockings are beautiful.


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