Last week Laurel asked me to make a stocking for Violet to match the ones I made for our family of three a couple of years ago. As I rooted around my fabric bag to see what felt pieces I had kicking around (key requirement of my design was to make do with whatever I had on hand), I was surprised to find the original paper template I drew for the first set of stockings. I didn’t remember saving it. And then the only piece of felt I had that was large enough for the front and back pieces of the stocking was the same yellow as Laurel’s.
And then I found three perfect shades of purple to make violets on the stocking.
Clearly, these must be crafty signs from the universe that Violet was meant to be with us. Welcome to your first Christmas sweet little chunkamonks.