Over the weekend, I remembered a crocheted rag rug pattern I’d made year ago. I was thinking about making another one but didn’t have a clue where the pattern was. Maybe in that “stuff” that we keep moving from state to state. If you could see our “junk room”, you’d know there’s a slim chance of finding anything in there. While I was sewing on another project, I kept thinking of that rug pattern. I said to myself . . I’m going to take the first box I come to and go through it til I get everything sorted out in there. One box at a time . . no rush! I walked in there and the first box was actually a big Rubbermaid container. OK . . that’s the first box. I’ll tackle it. I opened it and guess what was in there:
I couldn’t believe it! I so rarely find anything I’m looking for (remember the lost iPod?). But there was that rug pattern. I kept digging in that same box and found the tree skirt pattern I’m working on.
This one isn’t going to win me any awards but it will be fine for a tree skirt.
Every single year at Christmas for at least the last 1o years, Chad says “Mom, Dad still has the tree skirt that you made. That’s not right, is it?” And, every one of those years, I’ve said . . it’s ok. I’ll make us one . . and I never did. This is the pattern I used for the first one but I had hand pieced it and the pattern is written for templates and hand piecing so I decided to grab some fabric and see if I could rotary cut and machine piece it and get it to come out right. Some of this fabric is probably as old as the pattern, but other than lime greens, that’s about the only Christmas fabric I have. Most of the fabric I used isn’t even Christmas fabric anyway but I was just testing the pattern.
I’m going to make another one to give to Chad when he gets his own place and I’ll do better with the colors. I’m not so worried about mine . . with presents on it, the fabrics/colors I use aren’t going to matter so much. Getting it finished before Christmas does matter!