My dear sweet mother sent me a check for my birthday this year.
After thinking about what I really wanted, I decided that now that we have a proper fireplace with a mantle, it was time to have a few Christmas stockings that I had cross-stitched years ago “finished”. After my Myasthenia diagnosis, I knew that I would probably never be able to sit at a sewing machine again, so finishing these myself wasn’t going to happen.
Pulling out these stockings reminded me of how much I used to love working on those projects, but I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to do any needlework again. I was delighted to discover that cross stitching is one thing that I can still do, provided that I have enough head and shoulder support to keep my muscles from becoming too tired.
So my New Year’s resolution for 2015 is to finish what I started all those years ago – making Christmas stockings for each of the girls. I had already made one for Rachel, Paul, and me, but had never been able to find the time to devote to making one for each of the other girls.
I had started a stocking for Rebecca about 10 years ago, but life got hectic around that time, so I put it away. I finally picked up needle and thread again, and I was able to complete it this week:
I have ordered more fabric to make stockings for Michelle and Sarah, and now I have a future son-in-law to make a stocking for as well.
I guess Mom won’t be hearing from me for quite a while.
It’s her own fault, really….