Monday, November 30, 2009

5 Year Christmas Tree Skirt

I am the self-proclaimed "Procrastinator" for a reason...It has taken my 5 years to make a new Tree Skirt. How do I know it has been 5 years? The proof is on the receipt that is still attached to the material...


I remember purchasing this at Walmart when my husband was buying a duck stamp!

If my memory serves me correctly in November 2004 I was 4 months pregnant...did not have a sewing machine and had a month to make a skirt. What in the world was I thinking? There is no way it was going to get done then.

Then last year I decided I was finally going to make a skirt...and I did get started...I made the pattern using a little 9th grade geometry...but I never finished it, and put it back in the attic.

FINALLY, early October 2009 I pulled out the skirt and MADE myself FINISH!! Because I don't want to make another tree skirt until I make my daughter one...I decided to put some extra love into this skirt to make it extra special and one that I won't want to replace.

I hand stitched gold thread around flowers


Added some red roping...


TA-DA it is FINISHED!!
After 5 years it is done!!
Now we are ready for the Christmas Tree!!!

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love it...it is beautiful and worth the wait!

Lauren said...

I'm so proud of you! It is a beautiful skirt!

gale said...

Oh Maridith, you really have out done yourself! The skirt is sooooo beautiful! I honestly don't think that I have ever seen one more beautiful, except mine!!!!! :)

Joy said...

It is beautiful- worth the wait!

gale said...

Grandaddy Fitts would have had a fit over this tree skirt. He was always so proud of everything Fitts made and loved to show her work off to anyone who came to the house. I hope Collins is as proud of you! I certainly am! Love you!