“There has been only one Christmas . . . the rest are anniversaries.”
W. C. Cameron
Just a quick thought about Christmas Tree Skirts. When I am shopping, I always look at them. Some I like and some I don’t. I was tired of the skirt I had been using for some time so I made a new skirt. I bought the fabric at the Home Fabric Store which carries only the end-bolts of home decorating fabrics. I simply made two 36×36 squares. One with the putty-colored bird pattern and one with the red dots pattern. I made an 6×6 square in the middle of the fabric pieces and a slit from the outside to the center. I turned the large squares right sides together, tucked some gray polka-dot ribbon inside of the right seam before I sewed and sewed all edges except the center. From there I turned the skirt inside out and pressed it. The little ribbons poked out of the sides exactly where they were supposed to be. The buttons were upholstery mark-downs at JoAnn’s. I sewed them on by hand. Then, I cut a long strip of the putty print fabric on the bias. That is how I finished the square opening in the middle of the tree skirt which is a 6×6 square.
Right in the corner I sewed two little silver tags. Truly blessed. That is what we are. The whole thing cost under $10.00. Merry, Merry Christmas !
“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”
-Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol-