For many years I'd had a wonderful close friend named Vicki. We started doing craft faires together around Xmas time, Vicki made the most exquisite
Xmas stockings using velvets, satins, hounds tooth fabrics; vintage laces, buttons, vintage florals...things she'd saved thru the years from flea markets and thrift store rummaging.
Vick was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was very aggressive; she managed to beat it and was cancer free for 7 years. But it came back. So while she went thru more chemo she'd sit in her chair and hand sew her beautiful stockings. Many went to the chemo nurses, or she filled with yummie goodies for fellow patients. Sadly, she passed away. I treasure my Curly Toes stockings. In a way, they are my Breast Cancer Awareness reminders.
Last year I created a template set, designed after her paper patterns. When I make tags in the season, I feel like I'm sharing part of my friend.
So, thank you on all the wonderful comments on my stocking tags...
You're really complimenting Vicki for what she taught me.