T'was the night before Christmas and all of the cowboys were in a hurry to get ready for a visit from Santa. The only problem was that when they took off their boots the socks that they were going to hang by the fire had holes big enough to drive cattle through.
There was no way Santa would be able to fill those. And if he did, the goodies would all fall out and the critters would get it. Thus was born the cowboy tradition of setting out boots by the fire on Christmas Eve, in hopes that Santa would come and fill them with beef jerky, new gloves, salt pork, and sweets.
To keep the tradition alive StoryQuilts.com will be releasing six Boot Stocking patterns by designer Vicky Herberger in the coming weeks. Here is the first look at what's in store.
Texas Boot - Because . . . Texas