We’re coming down to the wire for the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop, which will take place March 18-21…less than two weeks away! Our theme is As American As…Mom and Apple Pie. My original plans for shop decor did not come together, so I had to think of a back up plan. It seems to me that Mom can’t bake apple pies without apples so we’re going to have an apple tree as part of our decor.
Mike and I started constructing the tree today, and I have to say we didn’t say one harsh word to each other. That’s not to say there wasn’t some strong language at times…my hands look like I’ve been mauled by a mountain lion…chicken wire will do that to you!
Not the best picture…sorry! The tree trunk and limbs are now wrapped with chicken wire, which is why my hands are scratched and bloody! I know, I should have used gloves and I tried, but they were just too cumbersome. All in all, it took us about 2 hours to get this far…not too bad! I’m not going to add the paper mache until next weekend because it is supposed to rain all week and I really don’t have a good place to store the tree without it getting damp. Stay tuned for How to Build a Tree – Part Two, this time next week!