Monday, November 1, 2010

Socks and Underwear

My friend Cheryl is lots of fun to be around. I always feel like I can just be myself when I'm with her. Everyone needs a friend like that. Cheryl was a school teacher for 25 years. She never married and has no children, but her great niece and nephew are like her grandchildren. She feels strongly that Christmas toys should come from the parents, so she gives practical gifts. Socks and underwear fall into that category. In fact, last year her great niece, Haley, requested underwear. I think this 9 year old felt it was a rite-of-passage to receive these. She got 17 pair of pairs of panties from Cheryl last year!

Anyway, when I saw the Lizzie Kate cross stitch pattern (pictured below) I just had to make it for Cheryl. I finished stitching it last night. It has tiny black buttons on the suspenders and for the gift ribbon. I made several mistakes, but they really aren't noticeable. That's one of the things I love about Cheryl. She won't notice and even if I pointed them out, she wouldn't care. What a great friend! I plan to make a pillow from a Christmas print fabric and attach the cross stitch design. I'll post the finished product later. Now on to the next project!


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