First, I think I forgot to thank you for all the wonderful comments on Summer Place. I hope to be able to get a proper photo of it when I pick it up from the framers. Again, thanks for all your kind words.
Michelle asked me what my vision was for my tree skirts. First, you have to know that I have a theme tree. I didn't know I was collecting snowmen ornaments and decorations, I just suddenly had so many of them it was a collection. (I think other people did this purposefully, but I haven't bought more than 4 snowmen ornaments.) So for that tree, I was thinking a blue (remember when I was having trouble typing tattooed? I just spelled that bloo.) wool felt skirt appliqued with white wool snowmen. What I probably will do is take a piece of fleece (blue printed with snowflakes that I bought on sale ages ago) and wrap it to hide the tree apparatus.
The other tree I have is mostly Sandy Cozzolino perforated santa ornaments. Here's a shot of it about a dozen ornaments ago. (Even if I had a camera I couldn't take a picture of the tree because when I went to by it at Joann's, they were out! So we are one 4-foot tree short around these parts.) I'd love to stitch some of those on a linen skirt but that would take a million years. And then I'd have to finish it. In the meantime, I have a red piece of fleece stuffed in the box with the blue fleece and I'll probably just use that. (I bought it with the intention of making a lap quilt for my grandfather, but then realized he wasn't worth the effort and then he died.) (OK that probably sounds callous but he was a real nasty man.)
So as usual, I have lovely visions and no get up and go. Speaking of getting up, my boss got a new boss ten days ago. So far, she has threatened her directors with poor evaluations if they don't "train up" and has insisted that everything for the higher ups go through her. The old boss's boss used to let us do our work; now there is a Chain Of Command. And the commandees are going commando.