As all my friends live far away from me I had some long phone calls during the last few days. One asked me if I have a Christmas Tree. No, I don´t have one, I quit setting up a christmas tree a very long time ago as I rather see the tree in nature than in my living room. I like other people having that tradition, it´s just not one for me. My friend felt sorry for me but with all the christmas decoration around me I really feel content and merry, even without a christmas tree.
To soothe my friends worries I made a christmas tree cushion, started yesterday afternoon, finished it this morning after a nice christmas breakfast with my Mum. It´s made of blue striped men´s shirt scraps (left over from the Mystery Quilt cutting), the back and the zipper is from a size 0 jeans jacket of a friend of mine and the the dark grey loden is also a leftover from a sewing room that does curtains for hotels.
I wish you all the Merriest Christmas with your families, friends and loved ones!