I wish I would have shown you my garbage bag full of wool scraps. I had pounds and pounds of little bits and pieces that I just couldn’t throw out. Actually, three years of accumulation from making wool flowers. Well, the bag is gone, used up!
I punched hundreds of circles, in several sizes and dozens of colors. Next, I sewed them together on the machine and ended up with about 150 feet of garland for the Christmas tree.
On Saturday, Mr. C came over and helped us decorate the tree. He was so much fun, with that super curious mind. He was right there eager to open each and every box and help hang ornaments. He kept repeating my words like a mantra: “find an empty branch” while looking for a spot to hang whatever he had in his hand. And he did pretty good!
The tree is new this year (I’ve had a 4 foot tabletop tree for many years, but now that we have no grand piano in the living room there is acres of room for a larger tree.) Kelly and I were shopping at our favorite thrift store, “Value World”…or as Kelly calls it: The Valuable World, or simply the World. And I spotted this tree, standing out in a large grouping of Christmas trees. It looked like a good quality one, for a total of…$29! It isn’t one of those fancy prewired trees….I had to go buy lights. And, guess what….the lights cost more than the tree….$36! But, added together, I still scored a good deal.
This is the earliest I’ve put my tree up, I do believe. I am hostess of a party here next weekend and wanted our home to be all festive. Its really nice to get this early start, I might have started a new tradition here of putting the tree up on Thanksgiving weekend.
When does your tree go up?