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Happy Independence Day!

In Christmas Tree Skirt, Fun on July 2, 2008 at 1:10 pm

I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating our country’s independence! (Unless of course, you don’t live in the States. Then, I just wish you an ordinary but still wonderful day. Grin.)

Dan and I leave for Tennessee tomorrow morning. His father and paternal grandparents live in a large house on a lake in Talbott, TN (little town outside of Knoxville). It should be a relaxing weekend, minus the 11-hour drive … for one of us. The other one will be knitting.

Have you ever seen the Lion Brand’s “So much yarn, so little time” tote bag? Huge, right? Mine is stuffed to the gills with knitting needles, yarn, roving, spindle, and notions. The plan is to finish knitting my Christmas tree skirt. I only have one white tie left to knit. If I can’t finish one tie in 22 hours, someone should take the pointy sticks away from me.

Speaking of my tree skirt, I started playing around with more ways to decorate it. I wanted the embellishment to be non-breakable, flat in dimension and durable, since presents will be stacked upon it year after year. Plus, it needs to withstand abuse from children, pets, and the stifling heat (or freezing cold temperatures) found in our attic.

What do you think?

As you can see, I dipped into my button stash.

PS. The cookies are lemon almond cookies (with a Hershey’s kiss inside), drizzled with white chocolate. Even Dan liked them.

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  1. I like the skirt!!

  2. Happy 4th to you too! I love that cookie photo. It looks like fireworks on the paper!
    Enjoy your trip. I don’t think i could knit in a car for too long. I would get car sick. Can’t read either.

  3. You are kidding me!? Talbott!? That’s where my parents and Chris’s parents live! That’s where we grew up! Now if THAT isn’t going to put the song “it’s a small word” in my head, I don’t know what will… *grin*

  4. Darling! Perfect decorations!

  5. I love the idea of making a Christmas Tree Skirt. I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I think it would make a great present for my friends who do. Thanks for sharing and planting the seeds of an idea :)

  6. That comment about the tree skirt is mine — I didn’t realize I had to put my name into it… whoops.

  7. Ooh have fun on your trip! It sounds like a lot of fun.
    Your skirt is looking good and I like the buttons. I always pull out my buttons when I don’t know what to do, but it usually always works, so why not?

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