A few years ago while in Utah for Christmas with the family, I noticed my sister Kristy's cute stockings. I complimented and inquired only to discover she had made them! Not to surprising, she is so very talented and crafty. She gave me the pattern and instructions right then and there for me to attempt my own crazy patch stockings.
Before I left Utah, I found some table cloths that were on super sale after Christmas which got me started with lots of fabric. Back home I found a few festive fat quarters at the craft store and some shiny trim at a garage/ craft sale.
Fast forward about 2 years (or has it been 4? yikes) I finally made the attempt. I actually started sewing these beauties at the beginning of the year in my evening sewing class. People looked at me kinda funny that I was sewing stockings in February, but I knew I needed an early start to get them done by Christmas. There has not been a whole lot of sewing time in the last 6 months with Jameson joining our family and a VERY busy fire season. However, as of December 1st I have finished 6 crazy patch stockings for hanging and stuffing this Christmas. They will not hang over our fire place... that would be a fire hazard, but they are near by on the cabinet. I'm really happy with them and glad that they are done. I let the boys each pick which stocking they wanted and then we pinned on their initial. Maybe, just maybe, I might try and embroider names on them at some point.