All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicolas soon might be there. Blah, blah, you know the rest. I've got my first Christmas stocking completed! The embroidery was a killer for me. Although I did manage to almost finish all of it in one sitting while I was at a craft show. It was kind of fun to sit there are sew by hand. I made some similar stockings a few years ago for my brother and his wife, very fun.
I should have named my kids Jo or Sam or something on that order. Have you ever read the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes? Well Natalie is a pretty long name, almost as long as Chrysanthemum. It's a good book to by the way if you haven't read it already. Anyway, the jist of the story is that all the kids make fun of Chrysanthemum because her name is so long. A short name is quite nice when you're embroidering it on a Christmas stocking. Maybe I'll take that under consideration for the future...
Of course I have to mention that Natalie's name is kind of special in regards to Christmas (no, sorry she wasn't born on Christmas or even close). The name Natalie "is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "birthday". Refers to the birthday of Christ, or Christmas". [according to thinkbabynames.com] Pretty cool, no wonder the first song she sang was Happy Birthday to You.
I think we're going to take a trip down Christmas stocking lane in my next post. I'll get busy and round up some pictures of Christmas stockings of the past, this'll be funny. Oh, I almost forgot, I'll post a tutorial on this by the end of the week as well!