Most families have heirlooms that are special and have many memories surrounding them. Some have lasted for generations and yet some have gone through the first generation ready to be passed on. Unfortunately these precious items get broken, destroyed in fire or water, or somehow lost in a move to a new home.
The latter comment came true for one family. The eldest son had asked his mother to send to him his Christmas stocking from childhood. To the mother’s dismay she couldn’t find the stocking and had figured it had gotten lost during their recent move to their new home. The son’s sister who didn’t want her brother to be disappointed sent me a picture and asked if I could remake this stocking.
Aren’t they adorable! See the granny square stocking hanging on the fireplace? That’s the one. After studying this picture, a couple of trials on the size of the squares, not to mention the number of squares, I recreated this precious heirloom for the family.
I love Christmas! We should be giving to others throughout the year. However during this season…it was extra special to do this small act of kindness.
Merry Christmas to all! May this season and the new year glow with the light of Jesus Christ and many, many blessings bestowed upon you! ~ Robin