I was wrong.
A quick trip to the storage shed unearthed our Christmas cards and wrapping paper, and this miniature quilt that I made a couple of years ago. It normally hangs in our foyer, but this year it is stepping up and being "The Tree". With a mischievious puppy in the house, we decided not to tempt fate by having a traditional tree so without further ado, I give you our tree. It's lying flat on a side table and we're piling the presents around it. The new house has no wall hooks to hang it from (adds another job to the 2015 task list).
For the quilters among you, its a cut down of a 3 inch square pattern from a magazine called Down Under Quilts - each of my squares is 1cm. I had a heap of Christmas toned fabric leftover from making a Christmas tree skirt, and this is the result. Anyone thinking of working with 1cm squares - you need a steady hand, a small stitch size and the patience of a saint. It was a great challenge.
Before I go and rejoin the frantic Christmas rush, I wanted to give a big shout out to everyone who has bought a copy of Home for Christmas, or left a review. I appreciate each and every one of you. I love how Tate and Layla have resonated with the readers and a big shout out to my northern hemisphere readers, who are going to shiver through Christmas. We are sweltering today, and expecting a thunderstorm.
Hope your holiday preparation is going well.