Wednesday, December 10, 2008

one more garland

I wanted to show one more garland for Nester's Show and Tell
She makes these fabulous ragamuffin garlands and encourages everyone else to make them too or at least buy one from her because everyone *needs* one, don't you think?  

Well, approximately 10 years ago my grandma (Sweetie) made this garland for me and one for my mom.  We saw one somewhere and said to ourselves, "Sweetie could do that!" and so she listened to our explanation and then created it, "viola!"  (oh no, my friend Sandi who speaks French for real has a pet peeve about people mispelling that word and I am afraid I am but I am tired and don't want to look it up.  Sorry Sandi, please correct me and forgive me.  :)
So I'm living in Dallas as a single gal with this fabulous ragamuffin garland and I'm thinking I should hang stockings but there's just me and I am convinced that one stocking would look absolutely pathetic.  Nope, can't do it.  It will only rub my singleness in my own face.  So . . . 
I raid my sock drawer and find all of the mismatched, holey socks and go buy Rit dye and get out the tea bags and get to work dyeing those guys.  Then the first year I got out my needle and some skinny red ribbon and strung the socks on the ribbon and tied nice little bows.  After that when one or two fell off I just began to staple them onto the strips of cloth!  It works.  

(I added a few little red berries this year so the Nester would be proud of me.)  

14 comments:

Paula said...

LOL that is the cutest garland I have EVER seen! AHHH you made my night. I still have a big ole smile on my face. Thanks for sharing.

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Oh my gosh I love the stockings!! That is just so cool!

The Nester said...

those SOCKS!! Great job!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a darling garland!

Mod Girl said...

I love it!!!! It's darling. And what a great idea, we all have lonely, hole-y socks.

Hope you're feeling better today.

Erika said...

Oh, that is such an awesome idea - the sock thing!!!! Your garland looks great! I'm just going to have to retry my ragamuffin garland... It's skimpy, but if you want to see it your can come to my blog. It was my first post!

Kathy said...

OMG! I LOVE it! Those socks crack me up! You are SO creative! GREAT JOB! Nester will be proud!

Holly said...

Now that is cute! I also love the white berries above it.
I giggled about your French...you were close, it's voila. We knew what you meant! :)

misspro312 said...

I love the stockings!!!! It is so cute!

Sugar Mommy said...

That's whatcha call "stinkin' cute"! :)

Amity said...

What a great idea!

Sandi said...

Ha! Come ON -- know viola is a musical instrument! :) It's voila.

Cute garland.

ps. we just got back from the cruise -- very eventful...stay tuned to my blog...

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