Anyway, part of the living room remix project involved a Christmas tree upgrade. This was our 8th (!!) married Christmas together, and for the first 7 we had a little 12" fake tree from Target that we would load all of our ornaments on. We couldn't leave it on the floor, so put it up on a TV tray, but then Iris would knock it over, so when we were at Kohl's around Thanksgiving and they had 4' pre-lit trees on sale, we jumped on it. I made this tree skirt for the new tree to help dress it up a bit, and I love it!
I also made these mini stockings from the book as part of my gift to my brother and future sister-in-law. They just bought a big house, which will need a BIG tree with lots of ornaments! I thought it would be nice to give them some to start out with, and add a few each year. These were easy to make but took a LONG time because of all the different embroidery stitches. Still, it was good practice; I think it took me as long or longer to decide how to stitch them than to actually do the stitching!