Auction auction auction...I've been eating, sleeping, breathing, living this thing. (It will not be officially over until the last of the cash changes hands and the thank you notes are written, but I digress.) I thought you might like to see how the tree came out since I teased you with the ornaments the ladies had knitted.
Here's how the tree looked the night of the auction. Last year, it was stuck in a corner--where the only electrical outlet was located--and only two of us who frequent Tea and Stitch bid on it. This year it had pride of place and got lots of action--even from people who don't know the ladies who made the ornaments. Still, it was won by the library director. It made about $40 more than last year as well. (Overall we made about $500 more dollars than last year.)
Vonna's tutorial and went with three layers of felt because that green doesn't really match--which someone at Tea and Stitch pointed out. (Nice.)
Oh, and you can just get a peek of the knitted garland. It's stretched tight--a guy put the tree together--but I wasn't messing with it once he finished. Not my management style.
wedding ornament project. It's the same principle but you use scrapbooking paper (or scraps) in the ball. I used about five whole sheets of 12x12 paper in these four ornaments. That dark burgundy dotted paper really overwhelmed the scheme so I used a lot less of it.
You may be wondering what happened to the other two ornaments I stitched up. Let's just say that all that eating, sleeping, breathing, living the auction got in the way. I have quite a head start on next year's tree.
This tree was put together with lots of contributions. I couldn't have done it without my Tea and Stitch ladies. They're the best!