Sharing the gift of stitching: stockings from my Mom

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My dear mother is visiting this week and she brought a present for our baby which I know you all will appreciate seeing:

My mom is a “gift” stitcher. She only makes presents for people. She doesn’t ever stitch for herself. She made a beautiful cross stitch for my Grandma (her mother in law) (the one who taught me to stitch) with the silhouettes of children on it and all the names and birthdays of all the grandchildren in that family. She made this lovely baby picture for my #1:

And she’s made a needlepoint stocking for each child. Here are the others:

They are all needlepoint and she does the finishing herself, lined with velveteen backs. She is a very fussy finisher and they are so so perfectly done. I hope you like seeing these!

I could share a few other things she’s made and one day I will, but for now, here’s one more stocking, the one she made for me:

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