When we moved in August, I took the opportunity to take an extensive inventory of all of my quilty stuff. I took note of everything from thread to scraps and all of my WIPS; 37 in all, that 25 more than I thought. Handsomepants has officially put my budget on lock down until I finish some of these projects.
One of those WIPS was a tree skirt I had started last year (maybe it was 2 years ago, I can't quite remember.) I decided now was better than never to finish it up.
I don't know why I never finished the skirt in the first place. It was already pieced and mostly quilted when I rediscovered it. All I did was some simple top stitching along the white and green stripes and added the binding.
Along with the unfinished tree skirt, I had packed extra fabrics. For some unknown reason I had decided to cut 8 yards of Christmas fabrics into 3 inch strips. I have a ton of leftover strips! I decided to make some matching stockings. You can click here to see the tutorial, making stockings is easier than you think!
The fabrics are cute enough to be fun for the kiddos and I like that everything is coordinated but not too matchy-matchy. Christmas was always one of my favorite holidays, (Thanksgiving will always be number one!) but now that I have children I love it even more. Seeing them get into the spirit of things and watching thier excitement is one of the best feelings in the world. I can't wait to watch them on Christmas day when they open thier gifts and find all the goodies that Santa brought. I wonder what he'll bring me this year?
Happy quilting this Christmas! May your stocking be stuffed with notions and spools!