|From Adventures of the Grigg Boys|
My mom and I brainstormed ideas over the phone. I went to Goodwill and bought some supplies.
I thought it would be a great surprise for Christmas morning but when we had the party at our house on Friday I decided he might like it to be hanging by the fireplace for the party.
Diligently I went to work cutting and sewing and cutting some more. Right off the bat, I learned that my sewing machine -which isn't really mine but is on extended loan from my mil- wasn't working. I hadn't used it since last year when I made some Christmas presents so I didn't know what was wrong or what had happened.
I started hand sewing the stocking. This I did for several pain staking hours - until I made a mistake and had to redo a large section - at which point I wanted to pull my hair out. So I said to Brandon, "Sorry, but I don't think the stocking will be done for the party" He hardly seemed to care about the stocking but seeing the frustration on my face he offered to take a look at the sewing machine. At which time Ethan awoke and off I went to tend to him. When I returned, Brandon was sound asleep. And I thought to myself, "hmmm.... if he thinks he can fix it, maybe I can fix it." Guess what? I can!
Hooray for sense of accomplishment!
Here is the finished product. As a tribute to his mom - and because he may not be sentimental but I am - I used the ribbon from the stocking she made him to hang it with.
Those are real pockets - front and back!