Thursday, November 17, 2005

It started out as a good day.....

Had a blood bank appointment this morning (even passed the iron test -- there being enough iron in my blood that they let me donate -- last time I flunked!). I do apheresis (platelet donation) and they were going to put me on a new machine that is faster, but the guy before me was still on it -- he was a lot slower - my blood drains better! LOL Anyway -- got a new plate for my donation plaque - my 25th contribution! It was so blessed cold this morning that I had the seat warmers on in the car, and they have a heated pad to lay on and I had that on too! And then I got hot chocolate with my cookies! vbg
Anyway, ran two errands and picked up some lace for the tree skirt -- on sale, thank heavens, because lace is really expensive!


Then got two more legs on the tree skirt. So far, so good. The original tree skirt only had 6 legs, but we had the option of adding another and that was what I had planned to do, even though they will probably overlap in the back of the tree. I was worried about running out of the red center and outside print, and the inside green print -- instead, I ran out of the inner red print and the outside green! Scoured the cabinets -- those two fabrics are relatively new -- but no luck! But, since necessity is the mother of invention, I have a red substitute print that is actually from the same line of fabric and a green that is also, but not quite the same shade of green. I'll make sure that leg gets put to the back and move on! I hope to get it at least pieced together tomorrow -- the back stitching may not be done, but the skirt should be together anyway!

3 comments :

Sharon said...

I really like how this is coming together. Maybe I need to make one for my Christmas tree?

Samantha said...

that skirt is lovely!

Dawn said...

I love how it looks! It is great!