Monday, December 13, 2010

More Trees

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.
I finally have all my trees up, and I've found a place to put a new one.  I even found a tree I liked at Crafts 2000, but it never has gone on sale, so I won't be having that one.  I'll find one sometime.  Anyway, this is my family room tree, all decorated in painted glass ornaments.  I still have about 100 small ornaments to put on it.  They always go inside the branches to kind of fill it up, but I may not do it this year.
This next tree is my grandson's favorite.  I have been a Star Trekkie (not quite that bad) since the original show back in the 60s, and fell in love with Star Wars when the first one came out.  I've been collecting the ornaments for quite a few years.  The first one was a Star Trek shuttle craft with the voice of Mr. Spock giving a Christmas greeting.  My children never did like either ST or SW, and always made fun of my "traditional" tree ornaments.  When my grandson came along though, he fell in love with them and was surprised to find that his Grandma really liked watching the movies with him!
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.

9 comments:

Tonya said...

love them all.........especially the trekkie one......lol TJ and E love it too

Pat said...

I'm not a trekkie but I do like all your trees and your little tree skirt AND the runner!!! You did a nice job with all of it.

Barb said...

Your trees are just so wonderful...and your runner even more so.

searchfamilies said...

What a lovely runner, if your's is not perfect my work must be a disaster lol
Hugs Janice

Dena said...

You have a wonderful assortment of Christmas trees. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite. Love the tree skirt you made for the one on your kitchen counter and your table runner looks great!

scraphappy said...

What an adorable baby tree skirt. Glad the table runner is finally finished. It looks great despite the trouble it gave you.

Lyn said...

Thoroughly enjoyed seeing your Christmas trees, your runner is gorgeous...love the colours...Warm Regards, Lyn

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Wow, great trees, thanks for sharing! Have you visited www.WeAllSew.com yet to find all the great quilting links being shared? Everything from free patterns to tips and tricks - I think you would like it!

julieQ said...

Merry Christmas! Your post is wonderful...I love your tree...and your table runner!!