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When I launched my old blog back in 2009, my first post was about a Hawaiian plane crash! You can read it here.
Thankfully, I have no additional airplane drama to report. This weekend, my family is in South Carolina for a wedding. After the past year of pandemic life, I’m sure most of you can relate to how wonderful it feels to have my family together again.
So where do the tree skirts fit in? This one is a wedding gift for my nephew and his new wife, Dan and Cecilia. It’s my third and favorite so far. I used the Peppermint Swirl tutorial by Heather Kojan* on Moda Bake Shop. I adapted it slightly to use yardage I had, rather than Heather’s scrappier version. I’ve gotten a lot better at working from my stash during Covid and only had to buy the two white prints.
*Quick tangent: I’ve been using this tutorial for years but just “met” Heather last Fall when she presented a lecture and workshop to my local guild via Zoom. She’s great and your guild should hire her, too!
My first tree skirt from this pattern was for Dan’s sister Haley when she got married in 2017.
And the second one was for my son and his girlfriend in 2017. They didn’t love it so I’ve been using it in place of the one I made in 1990.
Pete & Allie got a much prettier one in her favorite color made from a different pattern the following year. That brings us to four tree skirts and my movie reference in the title is blown.
I’m heading back for more family fun time. Riley is enjoying his birthday gift from Uncle Pete and Aunt Allie.
Be honest. Did you skip right to the baby?