When my children were little, I was into cross-stitching, and made them cross-stitch Christmas stockings. So of course I decided that my little granddaughter needed a hand-made Christmas stocking. I started with a freebie stocking pattern, and then created my own design, using pictures from coloring books to create the Christmas scene. Mind you, this little light bulb idea didn't come to me until mid-December, so I frantically sewed to get it finished in time! The tree ornaments were done with my embroidery machine and everything else was done on my Janome MO 200. It was a lot of fun, but sort-of grew in size unexpectedly! They will have to be creative to fill it every year!