In September we decided it was time to do some improvements to our kitchen. A new sink, garbage disposal, and faucet were needed. Now that means you must tear out the counter tops, all the plumbing under the sink. Also the counter tops where the stove top have to go as well so everything matches, and the stove top which while old still works great goes too. It was bound to quit as soon as a new counter top was installed and we all know then the cut out would not have matched, such is life. Well, with all the shipping problems these days they did not start until December 1st. A promise to be done by Christmas, nay, we all know contractors lie.
Each one of my grandchildren have Christmas socks. All somewhat match with really nice appliqués on them. Every year my son in law jokingly asks where his sock is. Now we celebrate Hanukkah with them and they Christmas with us. So I decided to make him a double sided sock. The one side with a winter themed Christmas fabric and the lower with Hanukkah fabric.
With all the construction going on in the kitchen one would think baking cookies was a silly idea, but somehow it just doesn't feel much like Christmas without a batch or two of cookies. We have plywood for countertops and the oven works so why not.
The stockings are awesome - and I love the Hanukkah one! The cardinal stocking is gorgeous! Remodeling anything this year seems to be a problem. My daughter has been waiting for ages to be able to finish the master bathroom - and is still waiting. The parts needed finally came in but now they have to wait for the city to turn their water off briefly - on a day the contractor can be there to do the work, and then the city can turn the water back on. Hope your project is done soon - and properly.ReplyDelete
Great Christmas StockingsReplyDelete
Those stockings are awesome. They never get old as a tradition either it seems. Meanwhile, you are handling the nuisance of torn apart kitchen quite well. Cookies look delicious!ReplyDelete
oh those cookies look good and well done with the stockings.ReplyDelete
Cute Christmas stockings, DonnaLee and great idea with the 2 sides Christmas and Hanukkah! But as you mention for future I am sure you will make more of them for your Daugther and grandchildren.ReplyDelete
The cookies look delicious!
The stockings are beautiful and I ate some of those cookies. Yummy.ReplyDelete
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I love the stockings. I want one too. Those cookies look delicious.ReplyDelete
Beautiful stockings and I'm with you--doesn't feel like the holidays without baking!ReplyDelete
Love your Cristmas cookies! Even without a real kitckhen. Nice socks too!ReplyDelete
What beautiful stockings, and what a great idea to theme them for both celebrations. :) Good luck on your remodel. Yes, contractors lie. We've learned to add on at least a month or two to every date they give us. ;) Glad you can still enjoy some delicious Christmas cookies.ReplyDelete
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All around the world getting building supplies are a long slow problem. You still manage to keep busy without a kitchen, rather like camping, I expect.ReplyDelete
How are those peacocks, havent heard about them in a while?
The stockings are great and you are so brave to be making cookies in the midst of your mess.ReplyDelete
Love your philosophy. No kitchen - it is time to sew. You definitely made good use of your down time.ReplyDelete
I'm sure cookies was the right thing to do! When we remodeled two years ago we planned to keep the dishwasher, but lucky for us (!) it chose to break before we reached the point of no return, so it got replaced too and "matches" the other appliances.ReplyDelete
Lovely Christmas (and Hanukkah!) socks, of course you are going to make 5 more of them ;))ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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I like your attitude - the only thing left to do is sew!! and what fun creations you made!!ReplyDelete
The double sided stocking is a fun idea!
I absolutely love all your stocking. Your kitchen will be amazing when its finished and worth all the trouble. Merry Christmas and thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Great idea! And yes, I definitely see more Hanukkah stockings in your future. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!ReplyDelete
Very fun stockings! At least you've got a good attituded about the kitchen delay and made it work. Hopefully you still had a wonderful holiday with the family.ReplyDelete