Another Check on the Bucket List…by Mary Beth

In an earlier post on my personal blog, I shared the Christmas stockings that my Mother had knit for my husband, myself and the “kids” (the 4 legged variety) we had at that time. When my daughter was born my Mom was in the the mid stages of Alzheimer’s disease. There was no way that she was going to be able to knit stockings for our kids (the 2 legged variety).  I never really learned how to knit well so I had the brilliant idea that I would cross-stitch stockings.
This is my Daughter’s…
It took me 4 years to finish…
When my son was born I had to complete the tradition that I had started. I really do not remember when I started to cross-stitch his. I think he was old enough to point in a book to which design he liked. Well, he is now 10 and I was determined to finish his stocking this year.
Ta Dah….

It is complete… I can cross this off my bucket list. Two kids… two stockings… When I was diagnosed  I worried about who I would ask to finish his stocking for me. Well that is one worry I can cross off… God knows I have a ton of others to take its place… but I can not wait for Santa to fill up his stocking… made by his Mom… with Love…
cross-posted to marybethvolpini

5 Responses to Another Check on the Bucket List…by Mary Beth

  1. Valerie says:

    Love them! I can’t imagine how long they would take me. It must feel wonderful to be finished, and they’re so beautiful.

  2. whymommy says:

    Mary Beth, this is GORGEOUS! You must have so much patience to finish this – and congrats on knocking one more thing off your bucket list!

  3. Nicole says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Kate says:

    This made me cry because of the beauty-both the sentiment and the stockings. my stepmother had leukemia about 15 years ago and my mother finished a cross stitched stocking for my sister (my stepmother was still alive, but unable to stitch due to the treatment). Every time I see the stocking I think of all of the love that it represents. I am sure that yours will do the same.

    Merry Christmas.

  5. Very touching. I love that you are “checking” off things from your bucket list. I never expected that “cross-stitch Christmas stockings” would be on someone’s list, but it makes complete sense now. Congratulations!

    I have been inspired recently to get my Bucket List in order. I have started using this site:

    I can create and manage my bucket list easily and I have even added an “Adventure” similar to your cross-stitch stocking goal. Make Christmas Stockings By Hand

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