Winter has really hit Chicago. I just about froze to death on my walk to the El yesterday so I decided that I was going to take advantage of a rare Saturday completely at home. Lame though it may sound, I am happy to report that I have not set foot outside my apartment today. The morning started off nice and lazy. I slept in (something I haven’t been able to do properly for weeks) and then enjoyed my morning coffee with some fabulous glazed lemon cookies.
This next picture is for Ivy.
I put up a mini Christmas tree (approximately 3′ tall) right after Thanksgiving. I didn’t take a proper picture of it though because I wanted to make a little tree skirt for it. Something I wasn’t able to do until today. (It only took me a week.) I adapted Simplicity 4842 for this version. The pattern as is makes a 44″ skirt and I obviously needed something smaller. I also patchworked each edge.
I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I skipped the traditional Christmas color scheme and went with watermelon pink and green. I think it’s a lot more fun that way.