Tuesday, 22 November 2016

..and sew on....

Last year, about the middle of November, I decided I was going to make a 'skirt' for our Christmas tree, I had a pretty good idea, how I wanted it to look, so being the highly experienced sewer that I am (hhhhmmmm....) I bought lots of bits of pretty fabrics and started hacking  cutting and sewing.  I soon realised that although I had applied some maths to my pattern, I really had no idea what I was doing and within a few days my enthusiasm was nil and the skirt was in a project bag underneath lots of things that had suddenly become more appealing!

I'm not entirely sure that I approached the project this year with any better knowledge, or even a pattern, but somehow, grim stubbornness has allowed me to make something that is getting there (not without a few small tantrums and big headaches).   I have no clue what I will do next...but even if it's just straightening up the edges, throwing it under the tree and piling the presents on top, it feels like going forward 😉

I've finished off the second baby mini-blanket, I do like lots of bright colours, especially as it's been rather grey around here....we've had our fair share of rain over the past few days, it always seems to me,  that I'm a day behind on my choice of clothing for dog walking, yesterday was a perfect example...and then today's choice was way off!

Thanks for the good wishes for the job interview, I haven't heard back and I'm not sure I interviewed that well really, there is being relaxed about the outcome and appearing unprepared, I fear I may have come across as the latter....ah, well...as I said I'm incredibly blessed and happy with what I have.....


  1. Your tree skirt looks terrific so far despite the unexpected bumps in the road - damn tricky math, LOL.

  2. Hi Faith! I have missed you...I think you weren't blogging for awhile or I wasn't? Anyway, so glad to catch up with you again. I think your tree skirt will come out just fine. Sometimes things don't look as good when we're right on top of them. The blanket is precious and always love your color schemes. I hope you get the job if you want it but if not maybe there's something better out there for you. Have a great week!

  3. I think the Christmas tree skirt is lovely, and I think you are smart to remember that presents will be on it much of the time so don't stress about it to much. Love the baby blanket.

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  5. The skirt looks great so far! It will look great under your tree. Are you going to machine quilt it or anything like that?

    I've been away from Blogland and didn't know you were job-hunting. Good luck with it, and enjoy your time at home too. :)


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