Christmas Tree Skirt embellishment 2013 by Speattle
Embroidery & Embellishments
In 1979 I was given a blank tree skirt and a stack of fabric scraps with instructions to use the fabrics to add some kind of embellishment each year of our marriage. I have used up the original scraps, but still add my own touches each year. Some years it has been free motion embroidery, other years applique, other years a boughten patch of some kind, and in the last few years computerized machine embroidery.
For 2013 I did a machine embroidered flag of Texas to symbolize a few trips that were taken there in 2013.
In this picture you can catch a glimpse of some of the other years, including the symbols for our 3 kids the years they graduated from high school. The red dotted chicken is for the year all 3 of them came down with chicken pox in the same month (that was tons of fun :scream::smirk:)