I'm retiring this appliqued Christmas stocking this year. I made it several years ago to replace my oldest daughter's stocking the year she "took" hers to hang in her own home. This one is a little small, so I'm replacing her stocking again this year with something slightly larger.
When she was a baby I made her a cute counted cross stitch stocking with her name on it. Of course that stocking was hung every year at our house, even after she moved away to college and had her own apartment. But once she bought a house of her very own she decided she needed to have her own stocking. So - I made this stocking to replace that one at our house. And now it is going to find a new home somewhere else.