Welcome to Day 4 of the Christmas Stitching Advent Calendar kindly hosted by Serendipitous Stitching .
I finished another two Shepherd's Bush Christmas stockings this year (one for toddler Tom and one for myself) so now I have a collection. Just one more left to stitch for my husband. I have found the perfect place to hang them this year too in my new home!
I had fun, summery Christmases as a child in Australia. My Grandma was Mrs. Christmas. Along with thousands of Christmas decorations, streamers, lights and mechanical toys decorating her living rooms at her house she adored dressing up. My favourite memory is Grandma dressing up to play Mrs.Claus as a surprise for her grandchildren. She surprised us in a Christmas card dress that she had paintakingly sewn together complete with bright red stockings. We laughed and laughed with her. The best thing about it was she had bought us all an extra present for us.Just when we thought we had opened our last present there was one more.
Another favourite memory is a Christmas decoration (see the above photo) that my DD made when she was 6. She spent hours cutting cardboard, painting and gluing it together at school keeping it a surprise for us until Christmas. It was her own design. It is always pride of place in our house. We love how each reindeer have a unique personality.
Merry Christmas to all!