Friday, December 12, 2008

Stuffed Christmas Tree

Since Patty at Pip Stitch commanded me (yes she DID! If you doubt it, see here) to join Finished for Friday hosted by Lit and Laundry [this] week," I'm signing up! Hey, I listen when I'm commanded. While I'm at it, I'm also linking to The Inspired Room for the Holiday festivities. Come join in!

I made this stuffed Christmas tree many years ago, entered it in the Broward County Fair, and won a blue ribbon (my favorite color!). I gave it to my mother because she was so proud of her non-crafting daughter winning a blue ribbon. She used it, and returned it to me just before she broke up housekeeping. Originally, I had little red ornaments and red ribbons on it, but some of them broke over the years. I went to Michael's and found these tiny colored lights and attached them. Once again, it's finished!











Don't look our my kitchen window! Oops, I warned you. Now, you'll be jealous of my Florida weather. Remember, when Jesus was born, there was no snow there, either. (Ho, ho, ho!)

46 comments:

Darlene said...

Morning Sally,

What an adorable tree...you did a great job on it!!! First prize at the fair....how exciting for you!!

Charli and me said...

Good morning Sally,
You have beautiful little tree. Congratulations on winning the prize. I like how you have added the little lights. I hope you have a great day.

Chris said...

Hey a blue ribbon, Girl you're good. I could never do that. I did buy one from a co worker, it was pretty. I gave it to my daughter last year. :)

Hugs,
Chris

squawmama said...

Wow Sally what a beautiful little tree and to win a ribbon for it how great was that... It is always nice being recognized for your skills... It is just adorable and you should be proud... Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Cathy said...

That is a really cute little tree, Sally.

salmagundi said...

Those little Christmas bulbs are perfect for your little tree. It always feels good to finish up something, doesn't it? Sally

jlshall said...

That is so cute! I tried making a stuffed Christmas wreath many years ago, and ended up with something that looked like a string of red and green Jimmy Dean sausages. Your tree definitely deserves the blue ribbon it won.

Needled Mom said...

I would imagine that it could win another blue ribbon now that it is redecorated with such cute lights.

Teresa said...

Great little tree- We are having a "green" Christmas also ;}
Thanks for sharing your talents-
Merry Christmas-
Oh, I also like your banner- and thanks for stopping by my blog-

mary beth said...

I love your tree and the name of your site is so sweet. :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How cute! And I loved reading the history of the tree.

I even forgive you for having beautiful Florida weather in December when I'm living with cold rain and snow in Ohio. ;-)

P.S. Your "Would it kill ya to comment" button in the sidebar made me laugh out loud! Love it!

Songbirdtiff said...

Hello there! Thanks for visiting my blog. Merry Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sally! Just wanted to pop in and see what you had doing today, and you have the cutest little tree there! Oh, how I wish I could sew! I need some table cloths hemed (I cut one in half for two card table toppers). May I come to your house, pretty please ??? ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Threeundertwo said...

Thanks for joining Finished for Friday! I love that tree, and congratulations on the blue ribbon! Very impressive.

sara said...

love the tree and I am wishing for some Florida weather about now!!!

Barbara H. said...

Cute tree! Congratulations on the blue ribbon!

Shimmy Mom said...

I love your cute little crafty Christmas Tree. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
I am jealous of your warm weather. I do NOT like to be cold and we don't have snow yet. (I think if you have to put up with the cold that you should get the beauty of snow in return, but apparently Mother Nature doesn't agree with me this year.)
*hugs*

Natalie said...

Thankfully, I'm in FL, too! Although your grass still looks nice & green. We're headin' further down south (chasing the heat) for a couple days end of the month, maybe you're down that way?

I love your tree!

Visiting via The Inspired Room, and wishing you a Merry Christmas,

Nat

Neabear said...

That tree is so cute! I love the view out your window. Maybe some day we will move there to be closer to our son and his family. They live in the Fort Myers area. I guess that is not far from you. Or if we can afford it spend most of the winter there and come back to California during the summer. Who knows, I am only dreaming now. Can't do that no way anyhow at the moment anyway.

artis1111 said...

Loveing the little tree!! So cute!! Kathy

Charli and me said...

Sandy I hope you will pick up the award. I want you to have it too.

Holly said...

How cool that you still have it! Very cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Mommy said...

Oh Sally I am jealous of your weather! I live a few states up and it's very cold! Merry Christmas and your tree's are beautiful!
Yes I love blue!

char72 said...

This post brought a smile to my face. Yes, I'm looking outside at the sunshine too. No snow for us either.
Christmas Hugs,
Charlotte

Lauren said...

AW! I love your Tree!!

Carolina Mama said...

Aww! You are too cute. I love it! And would like one. Thanks for sharing and visiting. :)

littletoesandcheerios said...

That is really neat! I am a little envious of your weather. But, I also like (to look at) a white Christmas.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your little tree is cute as pie ! And you are sew smart !

kbbryant said...

oh memories! My aunt made one of these trees for my mom, many many years ago. I wonder what happened to it? I like the decorations you have added to yours.

Kathy b

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Sally, I took a brief break for study purposes, but I took the afternoon off today, I have never seen a stuffed Christmas tree, and I began to wonder what you were speaking about when you mentioned it!

It's quite cute!

jamie {rose cottage} said...

So cute!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog!

Come for a visit anytime!

Patty said...

Your tree is so cute!1 And I had NO IDEA when I clicked the Sally link at Lit and Laundry, it was you! I'm glad you joined in this week and I love your tree. And, congratulations on winning that ribbon!

Dawn said...

That tree looks great! I have a similar looking tree. It must have been nice to have it come back home to you!

take care,
Dawn

imjacobsmom said...

Sally, I would give you another blue ribbon :) ~ Robyn

Lorrie said...

Love your prize-winning tree. How nice that your mom could enjoy it for many years too!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sally; What a very cute stuffed tree. How great you won a blue ribbon, such a great feeling when someone thinks you crafting is worth a blue ribbon.

Have a great weekend

Hugs;
Alaura

Elizabeth said...

You're always telling me you're not crafty and now you produce evidence to refute your statement!! I've seen similar trees before, but I like the fabric you used best. And the light ornaments are a great touch!

nikkicrumpet said...

Nice work woman! A very fine blue ribbon craft!!!

Jessica D. said...

I must say your the most creative! So you still sew today? Or is that a past time.

Ruthie said...

Thanks for the book. I finally was able to get to my Email - was having computer problems. Our grandson came over today and fixed it - so was able to get the message. I sent you my information on your Email. Hope it came through OK.
Blessings.
Ruthie

Rosy said...

Oooo Aaah Soooo cute that tree is! I never ever even seen or heard of a stuffed christmas tree before.

Oh by the way I might be able to forgive you
for your wonderful sunshine snowless weather cause I lived in sunny southern California...so we are pretty much at a match...well maybe not cause we been having a lot of clouds, even still it is nice just the same.

You have nice blog here.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The tree is so cute.

Lora said...

What a cute tree~I love the fabric! My mom has one of these and I've always thought it was so cute.
Thanks for dropping by to see my Advent post!

jill said...

I remember these trees! How fun that it has come home to you. The lights make it all the more special. Merry Christmas!

Susie Q said...

Your tree is as cute as can be! And a blue ribbon for it too! How sweet is that? : )

Love,
Sue