As I finish up the quilt for my grandson Isaac I realized that I need to make two Christmas stockings for the new additions to our family. Thirty years ago I started making some of the Christmas things that are now treasures within our family. One thing I did not think too much about was the fabric that I was using. It is good quality cottons but once bought never to be found again. When our children started to get married and I wanted to add matching stockings for their spouses I soon realized that the Christmas stash that I had was now very important since it can't be replaced. So with each new addition I now am adding new fabric with the old to make something blended and new. I did not think ahead but thankfully bought more than I needed at the time. I encourage you to think ahead and guard that special stash that may have to last through many generations.
This also brings the question, what are some of the things you have made or want to make to become treasures that your family will enjoy for years to come at the holidays you celebrate? Please share them, I would love to hear from you.