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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday at the Hacienda

It's a nice, relaxing day here at the western New York Hacienda. Nothing but stitching, bagging Chex Mix and the husband is making more candy. Indy is even relaxing.

I have finished Indy's Christmas Stocking. I have been looking for the past 8 years for a stocking, for her, that would match the ones the husband and I have.

Ours were wedding presents from one of my favorite faculty members from the school where I taught. We got married Dec 20, 2003, at 10:30 am. Instead of a typical Christmas Theme, we went with Snowmen in pastels . . . like the colors you see when the sun shines off of freshly fallen snow. Shelly had our names embroidered on the cuffs. She was so embarrassed when one of them came out crooked. I just laughed and said that the crookedness would make it even sweeter each year that I see them . . . and it has. It gives the stocking more personality.

Here is Indy's stocking hanging on our treadle sewing machine cabinet.

The husband and I have ours hanging on the drawer knobs of a small dresser that belonged to my grandmother. It sits to the left of the window . . . you can see the curtains for the window in the picture.

Since ours had cuffs, I knew I wanted a cuff on Indy's too. I mixed a skein of Fun Fur in with the white yarn. I am just SO PLEASED at how well her stocking turned out. The cuff added so much and makes it go with our stockings so much more than if I would have left it off.

I've also been busy on a Christmas hat for my nephew, who was born last spring. I had seen several that I have liked, but this one stole my heart.

I made it out of a variegated Vanna's Choice, can't remember the name. Then I did the muzzle out of a lighter variegated Vanna.  Isn't that red nosed muzzle one of the cutest things you have ever seen? When the husband saw it, ,he thought it was a bear . . . the antlers are a little hard to see . . . so I named it Rudolph Bear!   LOLOL

I just hope the muzzle doesn't look like a giant growth coming out of Jax's head . . . he he he he he


  1. I just love her stocking with the fuzzy cuff!! Adorable. =)

  2. It looks like Indy is patiently waiting for Christmas. ;P I love her stocking with the furry cuff! So cute!

  3. Here's another reindeer pattern, looks more like one this time, http://amray1976.blogspot.com/2011/12/crochet-rudolph-reindeer-child-hat.html


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