A few weeks ago we had our 2nd annual "Christmas Stocking Bee." We invited several of Alyssa's friends and made Christmas stockings for Arkansas Children's Hospital. They have a specific pattern they want you to use, so the stockings are rather large. We had 2 hours and the goal was to make as many stockings as we could in that time. Last year we had 7 girls and 3 moms and we made 49 stockings, so this year our goal was 50 stockings. Unfortunately, because of scheduling conflicts we only had 4 girls and 1 mom helping this year. The girls still got 34 stockings made in 2 hours, though! I was so proud of them! They worked feverishly the entire time and would have worked an extra hour to get those 50 done if I had let them.
Sewing the stockings:
Cutting out some stockings and having some fun:
A few of the finished stockings: