That's right, I'm already thinking of Christmas! I thoroughly dislike the mad rush of the holidays. Getting my gifts done ahead-of-time allows me to be less Grinchy when December comes, which is a gift to the world. Haha! Also, my birthday is in December, so I like to have all of my gifts done by Dec. 16th! (Mark your calenders now! haha!)
I have a friend named Bob who is a total bachelor. We've known each other for about 10 years after working at the local food bank together. Neither one of us has much in the way of family, so for the past few years we seem to get together and hang out on Christmas Eve. Stockings have always been my favorite part about Christmas, so I decided to make Bob a stocking out of an old pair of overalls I had. I think it made a fairly manly-looking stocking, don't you? The flower is for "flower power." Bob is an old hippie full of many tales of adventure from his young and crazy days in the 60's. I got these overalls back when I was having wild and crazy times of my own, living in a place called "Hippie Holler" in Tennessee. He is also a cat lover, but doesn't have a cat of his own anymore. My cat sat next to me the entire time I made this stocking just a'purring so loud and contented, adding his own sweet kitty blessing for Bob.
For the next several days I will be sharing recipes for a homemade Christmas. I like to do a lot of canning at this time of year, and then give them as gifts for the holidays. Even if you aren't into Christmas, these are good old fashioned recipes that are fun and interesting to prepare. Enjoy!