sugar cookie recipe and then fixing potato soup and reuben sandwiches for lunch. (leftover potato soup works great for a base for chicken or turkey pot pie which we will have in a day or so, LOL) By the time I had clean-up detail done it was close to 1 p.m.
I re-organized some files on the computer, did a little knitting on another hat and ordered part of my Christmas present when DJ asked what I had in mind for my spending money he normally gives me. Easiest shopping that boy ever has to do---give me the credit card and I'll take care of the shopping.
And here it is evening----what to do, what to do? Nothing on TV that I care to watch.
After looking through the tree skirt pattern, again---I decided to at least get the backing fabric cut. I cannot remember the last time that I had to use a tissue pattern for anything. I had to confirm that you cut with the right sides of the fabric together. I used to make some of my clothes (sundresses, dresses, shorts) but it has been years. Maybe when I made the kitchen curtains, way back in 1997?? Since these sections have three straight edges I used my rotary cutter and ruler anyway.
Well, I still need to cut the interfacing or as it says on the pattern "non-fusible fleece" I am going to assume that they mean like a flat batting and look through the bag of batting cutaways a friend from Friendship Quilters passed on to me. She has them all labeled as to size that will help OR I will use the batting tape to join what I need and work with it.
I am expecting some sale Christmas fabric from Connecting Threads to augment what I already have---primarily so I can make some stockings as well. That should be here tomorrow----more washing and pressing ahead. So enough I will begin piecing on these---piecing the 8 scalloped pieces like a huge Dresden Plate really with an open hole in the middle for the tree. 5 inches at the top and flares to 17 with pieces about 22 inches long. HMMMMM
Also I think I need to re-cut the loops though with something contrasting rather than matching the backing cream color---that can wait till I see what fabric predominates. It closes with big 1 1/2 inch buttons which is kind of cute.
And sew it goes--------