Sunday, December 18, 2011

Woolen Feather Tree Completed

Good Morning!

I mentioned in a previous post that I took a class last weekend at Yankee Cross Stitch to make a woolen feather tree taught by Donna from By The Bay Needleart.  LOVED it and finally had time to finish the tree -- just needed to put the red berries on and did that last night.  See? 
It came out great, took about three hours start to finish and I plan on making some of Donna's "Stich an Inch" as ornaments to hang on the tree.  I ALSO plan on making more trees in different colors and already made a stop to Joanne's for some wool felt in various shades of green.  Most likely after Christmas but I want to make a large tree to put on a tabletop at fairs next year to hang ornaments for sale. Both Yankee's and By The Bay's links are posted on the right hand side of the page if you'd like more information.

Today is "Christmas Baking Day Part 2" for most of the day (yes, I'm stalling a bit by posting this blog post) where my girls and I bake and decorate to get gifts together for teachers, neighbors, friends, coworkers and family.  Last night I was up very late and made fudge (with nuts and without), chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate chip walnut cookes and some butter spritz cookies dipped in chocolate.  Today will bring more butter spritz cookies colored pink for poinsettias, more plain and dipped in chocolate, more pretzels, peanut butter blossoms and sugar cookies -- snowmen of course! :) Don't worry -- tomorrow's posting will be photos of everything baked and boxed up and I'm happy to share any recipes if anyone is interested.   Housekeeping will have to wait until during the week when I will get the house ready for my parents and brother on Christmas Day!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! ~Nicole


  1. wow the tree is looking so lovely..well done..
    enjoy the baking time..
    hugs cucki xx

  2. Your little tree is just darling, and looks like it was really fun to make!

    Your baking sounds heavenly! :^) Don't do much baking here except pies... baked goods are a weakness of mine, so too many things would end up in my tummy! Have fun...

  3. I am feeling hungry reading your post. Looking forward to the photos and recipes. Love your tree.