Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My sewing tree...

This is my sewing tree. I have talked about doing this for the last couple of years and decided it was time this year. It is in my quilt studio. I spend a good deal of my time there so really do enjoy seeing this tree.

I used my lighted branches in a vase. The decorations are my actual sewing items ~ thread winders, scissor collection, strawberry emeries, wooden spools and a few handmade ornaments. Some are button ornaments, a crocheted wreath and some patchwork ornaments. I have received these from friends in my quilt group and some online friends. They are now being displayed on this sewing tree. I used red organza ribbon and vintage lace to hang everything.

I already have an idea for decorating my wooden spools which I cannot wait to try out and will have to try and find more of them by next Christmas.

You can view the slide show here or click on it and look at the photos individually. I hope you will enjoy seeing my sewing tree. I had so much fun creating it.


Brigitte said...

Oh Heidi, I definitely had a lot of fun seeing your sewing tree. Such a great idea. You are so creative!!

antique quilter said...

I love this idea of using branches and lights , very nice. then by adding your special sewing ornaments and tools just fun.
may have to try something like this next year.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea, it looks amazing!! Merry Christmas, Heidi!!!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Heidi, it's stunning!

Nancy said...

You are just getting to be a real smarty with these slide shows. That tree is just darling. Guess we need to keep our eyes open for cute sewing things now. You could make a button garland if you had lots of spare cash. LOL. Buttons in Holland cost a mint.
Great job.
Love you, Mom

Susan in SC said...

How sweet and I recognized a few of those ornaments! Thank you Heidi for sharing this with us!

hazel c UK said...

I love your sewing tree Heidi and you have a beautiful collection. Maybe I could try doing a garden one to put on my dresser during the spring/summer time, I already have several minature garden tools.
Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Your sewing tree is so pretty, what a wonderful creation. I love all the darling ornaments treasures.
I'm really enjoying the slide shows..
Heidi, I think I'll frame my little recipe, that was a nice idea. My daughter loves the recipe too and this way it will be perserved for her too.
Merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours...hugs, Linda

p.s. I found a pickle for my tree:)...it even includes a little story about the Christmas Pickle...L

Teri said...

I LOVE your sewing tree! Fabulous!!