Last week I put together a Christmas tree skirt. I’ve been wanting to make one for years. Every year we wrap an old piece of muslin around the bottom of our tree and call it a done deal. I kept thinking “maybe someday…” and that maybe someday has come.
Last year at Christmas, I was working full time. The year before that I was working part time, homeschooling Andrew and had Isaac at home. The year before that Andrew was only in school a few hours a day and Isaac was home. These kinds of projects were possible (remember the city quilt??) but it meant getting up at 5 to sew while everyone slept.
I feel extremely mixed about my not working right now. There are things I love about it…and things that are really hard about it. I’ve started little by little looking for work (for the first time in my LIFE…every job I’ve ever had landed in my lap with very little effort on my part!)…but I’m also trying to embrace this time. This time where I am still doing some heavy duty parenting for a lot of my day…but when I also have several hours to myself each day. One of the ways I want to embrace this time is to just go ahead and do the projects I’ve been wanting to do. :)
And so…I made a Christmas tree skirt!
I wanted it to mostly be white…in keeping with my we-live-in-a-small-space-white-is-a-good-way-to-go-with-Christmas-decorations-so-no-one-gets-totally-overwhelmed mindset. Which is working out marvelously. :)
and here she is:
And she’s already been christened with lots of pine needles. ;)