This stocking turned out to be my albatross! I just went and got the pattern out so I could be accurate when I tell you that in Santa's robes alone there are seven colors of red! The shading meant much more careful reading of the pattern and having to skip around more. I didn't finish this one until her second Christmas! Of course a 6 month old doesn't know she doesn't have a stocking and the boys didn't notice either, but I still felt badly.
I'm pretty sure, now that I think back, that this was my last cross stitch project. Inspired by all of the fun things I've seen Patty from Pip Stitch sharing, I've been thinking of picking it up again and doing smaller projects.
What kind of stockings does your family hang? Are they all the same? Do you get new ones once in a while?