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In our Gallery Fabulous Christmas Sock Designs Part II

Past and Presents offers stocking designs which exude Old World charm and reflect the magical aura of Christmas which most of us experienced as children and now hold as treasured memories. Designed by Marcia Mattson, we feature four favorites.

Past and Presents designs are available at your local needlework shop or call (888) 773- 7370 for your nearest retailer.


Old World Santa (# NP257)
Gingerbread (# NP186)

Hon.e.bear (# NP196)

Ted.e.bear (# NP187)

DeDe Ogden has peopled her stockings with a menagerie of fanciful Santas and Snowpeople. The Collection of Santas Stocking incorporates all the elements of holiday magic. About her Collection of Snowpeople Stocking, she says, "When a child builds a snowperson, it takes on all the dreams and wishes of the child, my people do that too!"

For dede's Needleworks designs, ask at your favorite needlework shop.

Amy Bunger is reknowned for her seemingly endless variations of whimsical Clauses. Alpine Santa Stocking shows him on location in the Alps learning to ski and snowshoe. The Harlequin Santa makes a dramatic entrance at the Masquerade Ball. Spelunking down the Himalayan Mountains, we encounter Ice Santa and Grandfather Frost poses with his sleigh among icy trees and bushes.

All of Amy's designs shown are available as stockings. Canvases may be ordered from Amy's Golden Strand at 1-888-272-2820 (Toll Free), by FAX at (901) 323- 4701, or by e-mail at Amys3808@aol.com. If you cannot find Amy's designs at your local needlwork shop, they can call the wholesale department at Amy's Keeping Me In Stitches at (901) 323- 6391. To see more of Amy's designs, visit her website at http://www.stitching.com/amys



The Elizabeth Turner Collection is branching out into handpainted canvases, in addition to their other original designs. Their stockings feature whimsical, magical and nostalgic motifs paired with inspired color combinations.Take your pick of the designs below.

For Elizabeth Turner designs, see your local needlework shop. If you are unable to locate them, you may contact M's Canvashouse by e-mail at mscanvas@aol.com. For those unfamiliar withThe Elizabeth Turner Collection, the name Designer Belts Unlimited, may ring a bell. Carol McGraw and Meredith Barnhill are in the process of making some changes to the business, foremost among them a website which will be up and running by mid December - http://www.mscanvashouse.com

Hillside Snowmen (X-16)

Forest Santa with Birds (X-23)

Noah's Ark Santa (X-44)

Midnight Christmas Moose (X-1)

Boots Bailey, known almost universally as "Boots" Bailey, has made a name for herself, with her highly original and dramatic hand painted canvases and finishing work. Her designs run the gamut in style and theme, as these stockings attest to, many of which are enhanced with special suede and leather accents. Feast your eyes on her Stocking renditions.

 Cowboy (#5007)  Nineties (# 5009)
 Oriental (#5008)  Baroque (# 5004)

For more info about Boots Bailey Designs, ask at your favorite needlework store. For a retailer near you call Boots Bailey Designs at 800 742-9942 or email at bootspud@aol.com


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