Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tis a gift - our Christmas tree skirt

We have a fairly decent size artificial tree (I cannot do live ones, gives me the sneezies) and every year I put the same items round the bottom.
The tree skirt was made by a friend of mine from our days in Ohio. Her daughter developed a very rare condition that could only be treated in one state in the US. The family had to sell everything off to afford the move and some of the medical expenses. I bought the tree skirt and a few of her Christmas ornaments.
The cabbage patch dolls were made by a friend, also from Ohio, for each of our girls. She made a baby quilt from the same fabrics for our son.
The book is my collection of Christmas stories. My mother-in-law made the book with a few stories in it and I added the cross stitch. It is about falling apart now but we love it.


A Brit in Tennessee said...

I too love the quilted tree skirts, we have one of old :)
Yours is just lovely, and the sentiments behind it, makes it even more special.
Looks like Christmas at your house !

5 Foot Runt said...

What a special Christmas that must make for you.

Micki said...

I can see why Christmas would be a very special time of year for you! The book must be incredible!

Lynda said...

What a beautiful tradition. The dolls are so cute and the book must be fun to review every year.

Carol said...

Thank you ladies. We enjoy our book very much. I would love to do some illustrations to go along with some of the stories I've collected. Another project would be to make small tree skirts for our little trees.