Monday, 7 December 2009

'Show and Tell Friday' - My Christmas Ripple Tree Skirt.

Hi Everyone!
It's 'Show and Tell' Friday. Cindy is hosting from 'My Romantic Home'. I hope you'll pop over and visit her. Thank you Cindy once again.

I expect everyone is getting ready for Christmas this week. I have been busy getting presents for the family. It's always difficult knowing what to get for everyone. Especially now my Daughters are older. I haven't even had much time for Crocheting!

My post today for 'Show and Tell' Friday is my Christmas Ripple Tree Skirt. I have had some really nice comments this week and I thank you all so much for them. As I haven't got anything else sorted for Friday I hope you don't mind me showing it again! There may be some who haven't seen it.

My Secret Ripple.

As soon as I posted my 'ta-dah' of My Fireside Ripple I immedidately began my next project. BUT I didn't let you in on this one. Only one or two of my regulars knew what I was up to!

I'm really sorry I didn't tell. But I really wasn't sure whether it was going to work out. I didn't use a pattern, it was just something I sort of thought of.

Anyway, while waiting for my Daughter to come home the other evening I managed to finish the crocheting and put the finishing touches to it. Then that meant I had to change the tree display again. I hope you think it's worth it.

Introducing 'My Christmas Ripple Tree Skirt!'.

'Rippling around the Christmas Tree!'.

How did I do it? I'm not sure. There was a lot of work involved, a lot of work I can tell you! This may seem a silly way to do it. But I basically made two rectangle Ripples. Sewed the sides together, to make a very large tubey. Then I threaded some gold ribbon through about 2 inches below the top row, slipped it under the tree and then gathered the ribbon up, tying at the finish. I'm sure there would be an easier way to do it, but that's the way I did it.

Tree Skirt gathered around.

My Christmas Ripple Tree Skirt.

'It's finished and it's been a secret from you this time!'.

Now it's done I think it looks okay, but I did have my doubts whether it would work out or not, right up until the last minute I thought I may have to 'bin it' or 'frog it' is that the right expression? ha,ha.

What's next? Well hopefully I will start something new. But with Christmas soon approaching and family visiting we will have to see what happens!

I just want to mention I don't know whether anyone is interested. The cutest blog on the block are printing our BLOGS! I have ordered two copies I thought my Daughters might like one each. I'll let you know what they are like when they come and I'll show you some photos of the covers etc., All comments can be included too, and I thought it was a nice keepsake.

Have a good weekend everyone and don't spend too much money!


  1. Oh my! What a grand finish and such a perfect match for your golden tree. I applaud you...bravo! ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  2. G'day Sue,
    You have done a wonderful job of your Christmas Ripple Tree Skirt... no matter how you made it... it's truly turned up a treat... bet your family are impressed too & so they should be...
    Have fun doing your Christmas shopping, now... ha ha... B

  3. WOW Sue that turned out really really sets off your very glamous tree. It is like ripples of snow around the bottom of your tree:-)
    Take care,

  4. Absolutely fabulous. I was just thinking that I must do something about my bare tree for next year. Yours looks brilliant!

  5. Oh Sue, it's really gorgeous! Love the gold and white for Christmas, and love the gold gathers and bow at the top. So creative! Wish you had taken pictures along the way of all the pieces and parts. I'm not sure I understand the tube thing. I can be dense...ha-ha. Great job!

  6. Your tree skirt turned out very pretty...I love the gold and white together! Your tree is lovely too. :o)

  7. Oh that tree skirt is GORGEOUS!!! I've been wanting to make one. I'll have to make one this summer when I have all those months to work on it. Where is the pattern from?


  8. Sue it looks fantastic and really sets the tree off.

  9. Beautiful! You did a great job, Sue. I hope you and yours have a very merry Chistmas!

  10. What a surprise, Sue! Well done!
    Didn't get much sleep....again....????

    ~X~ Karin

  11. Oh Sue, It turned out so beautifully! The perfect compliment to your butterflies. I can't wait to see all of your holiday creations. Elizabeth

  12. Wow. I love all you white and gold Christmas goodies. You sure have been busy. Don't your wrist hurt yet?...he-he...

    Hope to be back more often they are finished with Phase 1 and moving onto Phase 2 the Monday after Xmas.

    By the way, did I tell you I'm thrilled to have two balls of your wonderful yarn. Plus all those holiday craft sheets. Love the Nutcrackers... Going to do that one for sure.

    Soooo, much reading to finally check up on....


  13. Oh my gosh Sue....this is spectacular!!! You always come up with some stunning work. Well done.

    Thanks for the visit with me found Here

  14. Oh, that is So pretty! The colors you chose looks beautiful. I can't wait to see what your next project is! Have a great day! Twyla

  15. It couldn't be any more perfect for your sweet sparkling tree! I am just amazed that you can do this! I am much to nervous to sit down and even try this....but I sure do love looking at your things!

  16. Sue that's AWESOME! And to think that you did it without a pattern and just DID it! FABULOUS!

  17. Gold and white is so gorgeous! You do beautful work as the litte butterflies too.

  18. Your tree skirt is just lovely! It so suits the tree.

    Thank you for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.

  19. Hi Dear Sue just checking in after returning home - you have been a busy lady!!! the tree skirt looks stunning - well done you!! your work is always perfect and this is no exception you and your family must be very proud of you! I have to get myself back into christmas mode and not holiday mode, but the truth is I feel a bit in panic mode!! Take care love Kim x

  20. Hi Sue, I will try to use that gadget. Thanks for your visit.♥
    Hugs, have a nice week.

  21. Wow Mrs Sue ! .....this is my first time visiting your blog and i'm very surprise with all your beautiful projects.Everythings !!!! This specific project "the tree Skirt " wow " georgeous.Congratulations !!! Love it and thanks for showing it to all of us.Thanks !!
    I'm inviting you to have a short trip in my blog.I do Crochet but you are the Queen!

    Happy Holidays !

    Love ,


  22. I think it's lovely! I'm sure that your way of making a tube is a heck of a lot easier than any other way of doing it too! What lovely natural colours :-)

    Mrs.Sue, these are really pretty.

  24. Such loveliness has me swooning with happy sighs.


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