I made these stockings about 14 years ago. I was new to quilting and bought all the fabric at once. I had just learned how to crazy piece from a Carol Doak workshop. The cuffs are black velvet. The buttons are very special to me, they were from a box of buttons I got from my Grandmother Vava after her death. They have little music boxes in the toe that play a little Christmas tune. They are really a bit small and impracticable for stuffing but they make a nice decoration.
We had the McKenna Family Christmas party here and as usual it was delightful. Below is a picture of Paige and her cousin Molly. Molly is my brother John's oldest daughter. They are so close and it is such a special thing to see them together.
Here is a great shot of Morgan and Griffin taken during our annual family picture taking session in front of the tree.
A super shot of Kevin with Morgan and Jillian.
Here is one of the best shots of the kids. We didn't send out a Christmas card this year, I just didn't have my act together. I think with all of my relatives and so many of my friends on facebook there isn't the need like there used to be. I sent out 25 Christmas fiber postcards to family and old friends.
Here is another one of those great kits from grabngokits from my friend and fellow guild member Michelle Civetti. I made this one for the bus driver. She picks up and drops off 4 kids on three different buses 5 days a week. She is a quilter and she loved it:)
I love the details that Michelle adds to each kit. The snow flake buttons were just the right addition. I hadn't done hand blanket stitch in a long time and it took me a while to get the hang of a consistent sized stitch.
I added a candle that was called sparkling snow, it smelled so pretty.