"When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' then get busy and find out how to do it." ~ Theodore Roosevelt.
This little blog shows you how one person did / does a lot of different things... many of them unrelated to the next. If you have any suggestions or ideas, share, like I did!
December 29, 2011
Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt (Inspiration)
It's four days after Christmas, and I know that the Blogging M.O. is to start talking about New Year's, but every Christmas has the same effect on me: I start thinking about NEXT Christmas. Somehow, sitting amidst flying wrapping paper, children 'ooh-ing' and 'ahh-ing', family singing carols, and dogs jumping into piles of ripped paper, I can much more easily think of the perfect gift.
I'm always more ambitious in my planning when Christmas is so far away, probably because I think I have so much time ahead of me to finish getting ready (like, a year.) This year, a particularly brilliant idea occurred to me as we sat around my mother-in-law's tree and I gazed at the old quilt wrapped around the tree base: "She needs a tree skirt!"
At the first inconspicuous opportunity, I brought up the idea to my sister-in-law, who also quilts, and we agreed to make that our present to her next year. Since she raised two boys, it's particularly fun to give her girly gifts, as they seem more special coming from her daughters-in-law. We intend to make her tree skirt extra-special by quilting a family tree onto it with all of our names (and room for more, of course.) (gosh, I hope she still hasn't found my blog.) :)
Anyways. I Googled combinations of words like "quilted family tree," "family tree Christmas tree skirt," etc, etc., and I found some amazing ideas. Thought I'd share some of my favorites. Opinions, please????