I finished it! (the "it" I am referring to can be found here)
It is a tree skirt! The pattern is an old (like 1984) McCalls pattern that my mom has had forever. It was fun to sew this pattern up and think that my mom probably was doing the same thing about 25 years ago, only instead of Miss L playing at her feet, it would have been a little ME! That is cute to think about.