Today I am featuring my current (ahem ONE of my) WIP's. No, it's not a tablecloth like my DS thinks. It's a tree skirt. I cheated and bought the applique..at the Dollar Tree..of all places. I went to the biggest Dollar Tree I have ever seen today. It was the size of a Kmart for crying out loud. I spent 46.00 there, so you do the math. I had a cart load! I cut the crooked (not supposed to be crooked but I can't cut circles out apparently) circle out, hid my flaws with some thrifted lace, and sewed some ribbon around the cut for the tree and then I looked at it and thought, ummmmm now what. It's pretty plain! I went to the stash of stuff I bought today and took this little Santa wall hanging and pinned it to the skirt...yeah yeah..this will work...okay and now how am I to sew this on?? Well, apparently I'm not going to sew it with my machine. Either there is a trick that I don't know or it just won't work because I got as far as the boots and that's as far as my needle would plunge. Okay, I suppose I need to do like they did in the olden days (haha) and pull out my regular needles and let my fingers do the walkin' for the rest of it!
I will probably add some bows and who knows what else. I have imagination, I'm lacking the skills to get too fancy. Baby steps, I tell myself, baby steps!
I hope everyone is gearing up for a festive turkey day! Mine is going to be a little different than normal years. My Mom asked if I was going somewhere because she didn't want me to be alone....awww.....so I need to announce that yes I will be going somewhere, have no fear...I'll go to Ken's Mom's house. I like cooking though, so that's my dilemna....so I bought two turkeys anyway. I'll cook on Sunday for the kids and have another one saved up for Christmas. How could I resist at 37 cents a lb?? LOL It's very hard to cook for just a couple of people though, especially one those couple of people are picky eaters. If it isn't chicken nuggets or pizza, I'm dead in the water. Well, I'll cook it anyway and maybe this will be the year DS branches out and grows taste buds.