So I turn to Christmas stocking production something I started in 2007 so that I could send a little something to friends and family at this sharing time of year. Production has gradually increased over the years and now 130 sweetie holders are produced, travelling far and wide to the UK, USA and around New Zealand.
For 2016 it was a snowman, with the pretty Van H chocolate insert expertly packed by the staff in Ballantynes pantry department.
|For some the 2015 snowman|
|And for everyone the 2016 snowman|
The 2016 snowman was produced in a number of places around New Zealand...
|At home on the Bernina 830|
|At the hotel in Wellington on the Bernina 210|
|Away for the weekend with Dorrie the Singer Featherweight|
|The view whilst sewing on Dorrie|
And sweetie holders from years past...
|Elf stocking 2008|
|Santa boot 2012|
|Christmas present 2013|
|Santa sock 2014|
|Our 2007 stockings - reused every year|
Now what shall I do for the 2017 design - answers on a postcard please.