We were under a winter storm advisory yesterday, so we weren't surprised to wake to snow. We only got about 2 inches, but since it rained all day yesterday, we knew there had to be a lot of ice out there as well. It's been a good day to stay inside and sew.
My last tree is a mini for the kitchen counter. I've had it for about 15 years, and have always used a cheapy little tree skirt. You know, the red fleecy stuff with a red and white edging. For all these years, when I put it up I thought that I really should make a skirt for it. Well, finally, I did! It was a little more work than I thought it would be, but it's done and I love it.
Also, the kitchen table looked so bare without a runner. I remembered that I had started one last year and hadn't finished it, but it took me awhile to find it. It was pieced, sandwiched and basted. When I started working on it, I remembered why I had given up last year. It just wasn't flat, and I remembered all the time I had spent trying to improved it. So I tried to quilt it into submission. It's ok, but not great. It still isn't very flat, but that's ok as well. I learned years ago that if I wanted something perfect, it couldn't be something that I made, because my work is far, far from perfect! But I keep trying, and hopefully improving.
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