STAND BACK!! This new skirt makes me happy for so many reasons. The easiest to explain is that I used a technique from the PARTY DRESS queen, Mary Adams. Her book explains how to use bias strips which I cut to make the leaves of the tree. A little more challenging to explain is why I used "Family of Trees" . . . ah--challenging but sweet for sure. It is a song that I really like, and it ties in so beautifully to a cafe story my manager without equal daughter told me about the powerful love of connected family. Hand painted birds of course. A circle skirt which encompasses everything.