A couple of years ago, a friend commissioned me to make some Christmas stockings for her family. She wanted them all to be different, but similar, with vertical vintage-y stripes. I think I did pretty well. I ended up with enough supplies left over to make two more without names to sell to whomever.
A couple of my friends saw the extras, and told me someday they were going to commission a pair of stockings for themselves. Each time they saw those extra stockings, they renewed their vow to someday buy stockings from me.
In the mean time, the original buyer acquired another nephew and needed one more stocking. I applied the name to one of the extra stockings and sent it along. I now had one lonely stocking waiting for a home.
So, I still had that lonely extra stocking waiting for a home. It sat at a craft bazaar hoping to be sold when another pair of friends of mine saw it and decided they needed stockings.
Always in the pairs, these stocking needs... I guess they are socks, right?
I've still got this one lonely stocking though... Won't you give it a home?