This was my inspiration. Actually you are looking at the back since I removed the front pieces to make patterns. I do plan on reattaching them! My best friend Cary's grandmother made many of these stockings during the 1960's. She made them for all of her family.She also sold them at a major department store in the area . I always admired Cary's mantle at Christmas adorned with these adorable labors of love. She was generous enough to share this extra one so that I could make patterns from it. So began my labor of love !
Some of the patterns are my own and hold some significance to the person that particular stocking is made for. These were Maddie's pets at the time she was born.
It took me nearly a year working on and off to finish. I have yet to add the names,though each person knows their own stocking. Well, that's only partially the truth......the real reason I hadn't added names was I sensed my new son-in-law was not a keeper ! Remember these were a labor of love. Let's just put it this way, I made the right choice and no love is lost here !