Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Slowly growing Christmas Tree

So I started crocheting this Christmas tree at the beginning of the summer. It is finally being assembled. First you take a knitting needle and push it through a foam disc.
 I glued some felt onto the bottom to avoid scratching any furniture the tree is placed on. I didn't have any white felt so I figured green would work.

 Next I glued on the skirt. Please ignore the basement in the background. This is my usual crafting space.

 Then I started adding the tree layers. You can see them all laid out in order on the table.
 It's not pretty, but I needed a way to weight down each layer while it wire cutters did the job.
And so it continued......
Until I got to the top! I found that the roll of masking tape worked well as a weight. The tools were there to keep the spiral upright as it dried.
 Almost finished.
 It needs some decoration. See that bowl of 1/4 inch red pom-poms. They all need to be glued onto the tree. As you can see, I have moved to the kitchen for this part. Brighter and more comfortable.
I am quite pleased with the final result.
This one will be a gift for my daughter. Now I have to make a second one for my son. I try not to play favorites and I get to do more crocheting! I certainly won't complain.

I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along today. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to. 

I finished reading Distant Hours by Kate Morton. I liked this novel, but I found it to be somewhat darker than her other novels. As a result it took me much longer to read than usual. I still liked the uncovering of family secrets and the intertwining of the characters' lives right until the very end of the book. I don't have anything else in mind to read right now. I will have to start looking around. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cathie, I absolutely LOVE it. It looks amazing, I wonder if your would mind sharing which pattern you used.

  2. Wonderful Christmas tree. Where ever did you get the pattern. big hugs.

  3. What a DARLING Christmas Tree!
    Super fun & clever, just love it.

  4. You outdid yourself!! It looks fantastic:)

  5. For those of you who asked the pattern is from an old Hooked on Crochet magazine....Number 54. I'm not sure you could find it anywhere.

  6. It's beautiful! what a great idea and it's good that you are getting a head start on Christmas gifts too. :) x

  7. Now that is the kind of Christmas tree I need...very cute!

  8. Love your tree and thanks for the book recommendation.

  9. That is so very cute! But, I do not want to think about Christmas yet! Haha :)


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