Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tree's Up

We've finally put up the Christmas tree. We'd normally have it up a little earlier in December, but while Cameron is little we've been putting it up a little later. He has a bit of a tendency to play with the decorations, and some have been known to turn up in the backyard. I figure a little less time to play with them means hopefully they'll survive longer!

Decorating the tree is fun, I can be a little anal about it, but I like it to look nice. I am so looking forward to next year when we'll have nice curtains as a backdrop. The icky grey blinds are among the last things for us to replace that the previous owners decorated with. I think their style was 80's office decor. Amy made the decoration on the coffee table at school this week. It smells just lovely with cloves pressed into fruit. Doesn't Christmas just have the very best aromas!

Here is a picture of our Christmas tree skirt. It's a pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting magazine in 1997 sometime. I loved it from the first moment I saw it. Actually, I should fish out the magazine again, it was a great one, and I've made a number of projects from it. I have also made a tree skirt of my own design from Thimbleberries fabrics, but that one lives at the quilt store selling patterns.

I'll be back into stitching this afternoon. I'm making great progress with my shopping and gift making. I will definitely have everything done in time! Have a great weekend everyone!

8 comments:

ForestJane said...

Beautiful tree! And I can remember being in scouts, pushing cloves into an orange. :) But I think our oranges weren't ripe enough, or had thick skins, because I remember having very sore thumbs!

Hedgehog said...

Your tree looks great! Love the tree skirt, too. I used to love making clove oranges when I was little. :) Like ForestJane, I remember sore thumbs, too!

Screen Door said...

I think your tree and skirt are beautiful.

Kathie said...

Love the skirt! Every year I have great plans to make one but it never quite happens. What we have is old and felt and decorated with cat hair. I love that pattern.

Tonya R said...

It all looks so beautiful - thanks for showing us the tree. Lovely skirt you made too. hope the ornaments all stay in the house.

Patti said...

What a neat tree skirt! I love tree blocks - but have made nothing from them. It's a perfect block to use in a tree skirt. The big red bows make your tree looks so festive. I know what you mean about the blinds - I thought they were incredibly ugly even when they were first popular!

Ms. Jan said...

I love your tree skirt! I really need to make one and this is just what I've been looking for!!

Dawn said...

oooo - I love your tree skirt! I"m so glad I"m finally trying to catch up!

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