Even though these pages have been quiet, there has been plenty of making at home recently. Check back here the week after Christmas and you'll learn that frugal holiday giving is perhaps the best. These Christmas stockings were a breeze to complete. The boys were so excited to see them finished and hung by the fireplace. I'm enjoying the playful, modern color scheme contrasted with the old fashioned pattern. As a little girl, my brothers and I all had granny square crocheted stockings. These remind me of old traditions and new loves all at the same time.