Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WIP - Getting ready for Christmas

Sorry this picture is so blurry. This is what I'm working on now - well, one of what I'm working on anyway. This is my tree skirt, for my tree this Christmas. It's that same 7-hour Tree Skirt by Katherine Eng from the December 2008 issue of Crochet World. I really like the skirt I made before from this pattern, except that this time I will make it bigger. I like to go all out for Christmas, and the other skirt was just not big enough for me. LOL That's an easy fix, though.
When I was at Hobby Lobby this past weekend, stash-building, (LOL) I saw a beautiful Christmas tree I would love to have. It was flocked, and had cranberries on it, it was so beautiful. I also got a pretty angel (which David has named Dana) to put on top of it. I so hope I can afford that tree, you know Hobby Lobby trees are not cheap. It sure will look pretty in my home.
I have also been trying to make some snowflakes, but it hasn't worked yet. I'm not a pro with cotton thread, but I'll get it. It was funny to me, after working with that thread and metal size 7 hook, how thick the yarn and I hook felt in my hand. It took me a minute to readjust.
I'd better get off now, I've spent the evening at the grocery store, that take too much time and money. I have to work tonight. Tim is making dinner, Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches and Waffle Fries. Sound good? Yum. So nice to have a son who cooks for me.
Y'all have a great day.
I am linking up with Marie at Every Day Crochet for WIP IT Wednesday. Stop by and see what everybody else is making.


Jane said...
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Jane said...

Very nice. I get to buy a new tree this year, hope I can find something reasonable. We got our last tree at Walmart, but started falling apart after 3-4 years. This time I want to get a 'thin' tree, one that takes up no more than 3-1/2 feet diameter. The last ones I had were approx. 5 ft dia., and I had to bend branches and leave the bottom ones off to fit it into the available space.

Marie Anne said...

Love the tree skirt! Thanks for the reminder, as that's something I was thinking of trying to make to sell.

I can't work with thread either. Makes me crazy.

Thanks for hooking up with WIP Wednesday!

Clara said...

Very pretty pattern.

Melissa said...

Looks like it will be a lovely tree skirt. I am not very good with cotten thread either. But I do try from time to time.