My sister texted that it is 80 degrees in Savannah and looking all the world like an autumn day. We have almost 60 degrees in the northeast and the skies are grey, grey, grey. It’s impossible to take a decent photo indoors, so I headed out, quilts under my arm, to try to take some nice images to share. The wind had picked up (naturally!) and closeups just weren’t in the cards. But I wanted to share my weekend project – a new tree skirt to replace the one that I had made nearly 15 years ago.
I’d purchased the Cotton and Steel holiday pack in September and almost forgotten it as I’d pushed it out of sight. How could I forget those snow globes?
The Parisian globe is especially poignant this season.
I found this pattern, Starry Forest Christmas Tree Skirt on Jacquie Gering’s blog –www.tallgrassprairestudio.blogspot.com. It was relaxing to follow her good lead, clear instructions and concise diagrams. There’s lots left to be done – cutting the back panel, piecing the back, adding the batting and quilting. I’ll bind this in one of the coordinating top fabrics.
It was hard to pack away my old tree skirt. It represented many wonderful holidays, but it was dated and looking a bit sorry for itself. Who knows? Perhaps it will appeal to someone in my family down the line … and with that thought in mind I wrapped it tenderly and carefully and tucked it into a special box where mice and other critters will not be able to nest in it.