My halls are decked, the holly is hung, and I'm still working on my Christmas sewing projects. The quilt is back from the quilter and needs to be bound, more on that in another post. My next step was to start the tree skirt. This particular project is way out of my realm of experience but I thought it would be a fun challenge.
I was right on one point, it has been a challenge. I've spent the last week weeding through one of the more confusing patterns I've ever worked with. A call to the Fat Quarter Shop wasn't the final answer like last time, but they helpfully put me in touch with the designer herself.
I confess that even after a 10 minute chat with the designer, I still felt lost at the very first step. This has made me very nervous about the rest of the project since I'm going to have to tackle things I've never done: prairie points and a ruffle! I think I bit off more than I can chew on this one.
But, I am still pushing ahead. I managed to get past that first step finally and have completed the blocks necessary for the skirt and a matching pillow:
I'll continue to post on my progress, but I'm very grateful to still have last year's store-bought skirt for our tree. This one may not make it before Santa arrives. . .