2017 is not a type-0 -- these really are prepped and ready for unearthing in November 2017. Laying sleepless in bed recently, I started thinking about a needy third grade class that has nine sweet children. Maybe I should make Christmas stockings for them. Maybe I should do it NOW. You'll be glad to know that I (mostly) waited until the next morning.
After I cut out nine Christmas stockings (front and back) I decided that third graders might not be that keen on vintage crazy quilt stockings. Sigh. You'll be glad to know that I went a different direction for them and they will be well taken care of. So the stockings are packed away for a head start on Christmas 2017.
But there were a bunch of scraps that I really wanted to use somehow. I had a friend over and we used vintage Christmas cookie cutters as a pattern and cut out about six different ornaments. I did the cutting, stuffing and putting them together with hot glue while she did some rustic stitching around the edges. Sorry, no picts -- I sent them home with her. I wasn't keen on doing a bunch of handstitching this time of year.
There were still more scraps to deal with....so I whacked out a bunch of very primitive Christmas trees and really liked the look. No sewing allowed. I used double sided tape to attach some to a white trim piece. I think they would also look cute on a table runner or Christmas tree skirt.
Just to see what it would look like, I tried just throwing the trees on a window (or cabinet door?) that I got for $5 in the "as is" area of Ikea. I just rolled some paintable textured wallpaper behind it to see how I liked it. Nice winter wonderland. Maybe a good project for 2017, but for now I am all about taking it easy and enjoying the holidays.