I know, I know – we haven’t even made it to October yet so what on earth is this Merry Christmas stuff! Well, in our world it always pays to plan ahead (as much as you can in this crazy year of 2020!). Since we’d decided to change up Christmas this year and stay south, I wanted to try and ‘deliver Christmas’ to the kiddos when we visited each family in September. And as timing would have it – this was the Christmas Stocking Year.
Toby’s family already a good supply of GramMade Christmas stockings –
But the addition of Everly in June necessitated a new one. For once I was thankful I had kept the leftovers from that project years ago, and was able to complete the set!
It’s up to Toby to make a bigger hanging board!
Down in Waco, I’d also been staying on top of the Stocking situation. Josiah and Abigail had been gifted Christmas stockings as wedding gifts, so as each little boy was added, I was able to follow the style, even if the fabric choices were a bit different.
The green one was one of the original wedding gifts, the two red ones belong to Weston and Taran. (Although I can’t find a picture of Anderson’s I’m pretty sure it does exist!) This year I made one for Deacon (who unbelievably turns ONE next month) and also one for Georgeanne ( Abigail’s mom – aka MeeMah – who lives with them!)
To help tell them apart, I put a fancy ‘grown-up’ lining in MeeMahs!
I think (so they tell me) that completes the sets for that gang!
Meanwhile, in Gahanna, there were NO GramMade stockings at all!
Since I was starting from scratch with that household, it was fun make to each one a little different while keeping the basic style the same!
(They really are all the same size – it’s just a weird perspective!)
This year we also went with the Family Christmas Gift concept- and did our best to have them arrive while we were visiting.
The one in M-ville arrived after we left, but it looks like it will be put to good use.
We were able to work together to construct the one in Waco
and it’s been a great hit down there too!
In fact, according to a text I received yesterday, this is happening….
“All day, every day!”
I’m feeling all kinds of Christmas love!