I stitched this in 2001 or 2002 and my mom finished it off for me. The pattern is from a Better Homes and Gardens cross stitch stocking book. I love Victoriana so it was totally appropriate for me.
What was nice about the pattern was that it had two options - the top of the stocking is the same, but you could either do stripes to finish it off (which I obviously did) or you could stitch the whole stocking with various Victorian motifs. I wasn't thrilled with stitching on black so I ended up doing just the top area.
It's stitched on black 16 count Aida, lined in black moire fabric and backed on black velvet.
I'm going to have to work with the fiance to see which stocking pattern he wants so I can make one for him as well. The plan is to let him pick whatever pattern he wants, but I may "influence" him towards certain ones ;-) You know how that goes!