Christmas Tree and Tree Skirt
‘Tis the time of year for sewing and quilting to take a backseat to family gatherings and other fun. Christmas comes every year on the 25th whether we’re ready for it or not, right?! Decorating the house is usually a favorite past time but this year neither Sue nor I have much incentive to do so. Ah well, we did get our tree up!
Christmas Thinner Silhouette
I decided that I wasn’t going to mess around with our old tree this year. One strand of lights stopped working last year on our pre-lit tree. I messed around with it, trying to solve the issue. In the end, I put the dark area of the tree to the back and left it at that. This year, I decided we needed a new tree. Black Friday sales showed plenty to choose from, and I selected one with a thinner silhouette. The jury is still out as to whether we like it or not, but it does look pretty all aglow.
One nice feature on this new tree is that the lowest branches are very close to the floor. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, as presents will need to be stacked around the tree rather than under it. Dominic didn’t even give the tree one glance – he smiled at GG sitting next to it and that’s all the attention it deserved.
Christmas Tree Skirt
Several years ago we decided to make a nice quilted version of a tree skirt. We had also cross stitched one with a whole village scene around it. That version is being enjoyed by Sue’s mom. Our skirt has a definite country-ish vibe to it, don’t you think?
We also have a wall hanging centered above the fireplace, saying “Let It Snow.” I don’t usually agree with that sentiment, but I guess it would be nice to have some snow for Christmas. All of our snow day snow has vanished with freezing rain and temperatures above freezing more recently. Maybe next year the village and train set will return. We’ll see!
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