If you’ve been following this blog, you probably have many ideas for Christmas gifts for yourself or others. And some of those are perfect as stocking stuffers.
In our house, the question of what goes into the stockings gets major attention, sometimes more than the main gifts. My youngest may be 20 and we may get up at 8 instead of at 6, but opening the stockings is our major Christmas morning event.
This year we’ll be both groggy and up early, groggy because of Midnight Mass, up early because my DH has to sing for High Mass on Christmas at 10 AM, 45 minutes away and get there early.
But a stocking filled with great needlepoint stuff is just too much fun. We’ve already gotten a small laying tool, scissors, artist’s tape. but what about needles (especially those lovely French ones), a Boo-boo stick, or a strand separator.
You could also adapt other things to needlepoint. A metal gift card case could become an Urban Needlepointer’s Kit, you could get a small notebook and pen, or what about these great fabric ORT bowls from Ruth Schmuff (you could also find something else pretty as an ORT bowl, I use a shallow wooden bowl and decorative mustard jars. Or quilter’s tacks or even regular thumb tacks.
Another product I love is Ruth schmuff’s Needle Notes. It’s just so useful for writing down your ideas.
May your Christmas be blessed and your stocking full of something other than coal or ashes!
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
I was just out of artist’s tape when I saw your blog entry so followed the link and purchased myself some and it is on its way to me as we “speak” 🙂