I never thought I would have a blog but you know the expression "Never say never". So here I am. Why am I doing this? I wonder that myself. The main reason right now is because I have joined a challenge with Sharon Boggons to post my WIP (work in progress) every Wednesday. I think this is the only way I will keep working on this project and finish in a reasonable time.
A little background on the project. Last year, I was extremely lucky to be able to attend and participate in the CQ Adventure in Connecticut, USA organized by Maureen Greeson. It was a wonderful event. The teachers were Sharon Boggons, Allie Aller and Betty Pillsbury, it doesn't get much better than that except then I was able to attend 3 additional days with Sharon. Being totally unrealistic, I thought I would complete a Christmas tree skirt at this event. I made 6 panels (actually pie shaped) for each of the sessions following the suggestions of the teachers. Well I didn't get to work on it hardly at all, but had a wonderful time any way. So since these blocks were already pieced, I thought I would continue (after thinking about it for many months) and make this tree skirt for my special Christmas tree which is filled with handmade ornaments. I am using stitches and techniques I learned at the Adventure as well as motifs from the fabulous Motif Swap held at this same event.
That is probably more information than you needed but there it is. I have been working on different blocks and changing around whenever I feel a little stuck on one. I will post a picture of each of the 6 blocks as they are today. There is one block that is mostly blank and I will talk about that one at another time. I should add a disclaimer that I am not a very good photographer so it might be a little hard to see what I have posted.
Thank you for reading all the way through this first post and hopefully you will want to check back a time or two to see if I make any progress.
Have a great day!