Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Christmas Tree Skirts

This is a picture (an old picture) of a Christmas Tree Skirt I made about 5 years ago. In fact I made 2 - one for my mom and one for my good friend in Australia. Back then I didn't have a good digital camera, so this is the best picture I have of them.

At the time I made these I splurged and bought this awesome fabric that was almost $10 a yard - remember this was about 5 years ago. And they turned out GORGEOUS!

The downer? I didn't buy any fabric or make one for me - now I wish I would have. My tree skirt is still a really old one I made about 25 years ago with JoAnn Fabrics and just strips of fabric sewn together in then cut out in long wedges.

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! I'm looking forward to the day off! My college daughter got home late last night from school and tonight we are making pumpkin cookies and then Thurs morning we are in charge of pies. The best part - I don't have to clean or cook anything else! We do that at my husbands sister's house! Wooo Hoooo!

4 comments from wonderful readers:

Carolyn said...

Your tree skirt is gorgeous...can you steal the one you gave your mother? :o) My son came home from college last night too, then decided there was nothing to do at home and went back. He'll be home again later today. I guess he didn't go quite far enough away...it's only about 45 minutes from home!

Joanne said...

Oooh, I love the fabrics -- great tree skirt, Dawn.
I have one more to make as a gift this year and then I'm going to play in my stash!

Darcie said...

Your (oh sorry, NOT YOUR!) tree skirt is terrific, Dawn! ;-) You did a great job with the colors and fabric...way to use that 'spensive stuff! ;-)

I give you permission to make yourself a fun tree skirt this year...cuz you know...someday...you'll be getting that gorgeous one from your Mom, and it will have so much more value to you than if you had one just like it.

Darcie

Tonya R said...

D'oh, making em for everybody else but not yourself. If and when you do replace the skirt you're using now, don't throw it away - box it up. Might be one of the kids will want it someday - after all, it holds lots of memories for them. Wish I had some of the hideous stuff my Mom made in the late 60's, early 70's...