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!