T'was the day before Christmas and all through the house,
when creatures were stirring they walked like a mouse.
For the stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
but the slippers for father hadn't got there.
-With apologies to Clement Clark Moore
Regular readers may recall that I was toying with leopard slippers earlier this year. Unfortunately, the sample I had made simply did not fit as well as the canvas versions I had been wearing at home.
Well, some months later I stumbled upon a maker of a design that looks as though it may be easier on the feet and immediately ordered a pair thinking I would have them for the holiday to replace an ageing pair of Belgians. They are apparently in transit (the photo was taken before they were soled), however they will unfortunately not arrive in time to make it into a stocking.
The delay of course will soon be forgotten if they are as comfortable as I hope they will be.