Tuesday, December 9, 2014

And the Stockings were Hung…..iSitch Sew Advent SAL - Day 9

Last year I wasn't in the mood for Christmas, Christmas decorations….nothing festive.  My dear mother had passed away a mere 7 weeks before and I was completely and utterly empty. The only decoration we had was a red candle on the mantle of the fireplace.

This year, I'm trying to get more in the spirit of the season. The needlepoint stockings I made for DH, my daughter, the dogs and myself are out of their storage place. They were hung with care:
And here is a heart flower for Day 9 of the Sew Advent SAL:

Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

14 comments:

  1. You have done a wonderful job with the stockings you made Kim. How beautiful and all unique and special.

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  2. Kim ... your needlepoint stockings are beautiful! I'm so sorry about your mom's passing last year. My thoughts & prayers are with you as I know she is especially on your mind at this time.

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  3. Your stockings and Advent stitch are both beautiful. What a difficult time of year it must be. I'm glad you feel able to put your decorations up this year.

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  4. Oh My!! Your stockings are wonderful and look brilliant on your fire place.
    And I must say that your SAL is coming along lovely too! It looks so pretty with the white and red :)
    Sending smiles your way :)

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  5. I feel for you. My son passed away 4 weeks before XMAS 2 years ago. I still haven't put up any decorations. Only the cards I have received. I know I should be putting up something for the grandchildren but it is so hard.... You are doing very well. I love your stockings. My mums friends have stitched some of them too

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  6. Your stockings look wonderful. Happy you are able to do some decorating this year. I just lost my Mother this past October. I have many of my mothers decorations; and I have been using them to decorate my home with this year. I know she would be happy. She loved decorating at Christmas. Wishing you many happy blessings.

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  7. The stockings look great Kim.

    Linda

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  8. The stockings look beautiful Kim. It must be such a bittersweet time for you and the family. HUGS x
    One never forgets....

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  9. Lovely stockings Kim , and your SAL is looking beautiful.
    Sorry to hear of your moms passing , I lost my dad two years ago the day after Christmas.
    It's hard at Christmas time. I always light a candle Christmas Eve to let my loved ones know I am thinking of them and in a way it feel's like letting them be part of our Christmas.

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  10. Beautiful stockings Kim, they look lovely on your fireplace!
    The SAL is coming along so nicely too.
    HUGS xx

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  11. Beautiful stockings! Great stitching progress too :D

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  12. It looks very festive. Love the stitching.

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