How beautiful you are in flannel!
So maybe this isn't the right verse for the song...but I love this little tree. I saw it last year on Pinterest and knew I needed to make one. While watching the gala surrounding the lighting of the tree on Rockefeller Plaza, (on the television...from the warm comfort of my cozy couch), I started drawing and cutting and singing - no dancing. No dancing with scissors in your hands. House rule. Great rule. And I made a tree, almost 3 feet tall!! woo - hoo! Or is it..woot! ?
I made the tree with big sheets of stiffened green felt, (leftovers!) ...and the tree looks sort of stiff, don't you think? Funny! Next year I'll go for graceful sweeping branches from a roll of soft green felt and it will be magnificent. This, mind you, is my starter tree!
Right now it's laying down on a foam (core) board. I need to attach it to the board, to make it stand. I think I'll do that with velcro. I may want to attach it to the "fridge" with magnets later, or the flannel board - I'm thinking ...stay flexible! Heck, I can move this tree from room to room! How many people can say that about their holiday tree?
I have more sheets of the leftover green felt - I may have to make more trees...oh, a forest! No, no, not really doing that. Sooo not doing that. I am already thinking of sewing some sort of felt garland. This is totally crazy! Stop! Be content. Breathe. Be calm and holiday on! CALM.
When I left work today I placed this tub on a colleague's desk to put out for our patrons tomorrow. (I'm off tomorrow) We have a very tall tree in our library...maybe 15 feet. Not a Christmas tree...it looks a bit like a giant avocado plant...but I know it's not. To honor Nelson Mandela, we will place birds on our library tree for December and maybe January too. We will pray for peace on earth - in our lifetime, or at least our children's lifetime. Let us all fly free.
Here are a couple of birds ready to nest in the Peace Tree
P.S. (Piper Script): I can't wait to take those felt ornaments off and on and off and on. We get a bit hyper here around the holidays. Yes, "we". xo