HOLY COW!! Where the heck did the last two weeks go??? I can NOT believe next week is Thanksgiving already, can you??
Well, in my defense, I have not been slacking… been busy in the sewing room… just not posting.
I get a bit frantic this time of year making gifts for friends and family for Christmas.
If you check the list on my sidebar, you’ll see I’ve made several things already this month.
When I decorated the house for November, I found a few places I needed some smaller quilted things to use on tables and such,
so I pulled out my scraps and made a few new things.
Let’s see if you can find them in my photos of my house all decorated for November!!
I save all my scarecrows to put out in November.
Back when I designed, sewed and sold dolls and critters at local craft fairs in Florida,
before we moved here to Virginia, scarecrows were always a big seller and I loved making them.
You’ll see lots of scarecrows in these photos!
By the end of November, after two months of orange décor from Halloween and Thanksgiving,
I am always SOOOO ready to put it all away and get out my red and green Christmas decorations, aren’t you??!!
Thanksgiving foods have really never been my favorite…
but I do love the whole cooking all day and family coming and
pick up football games outside the the parade and college football on TV inside stuff.
I always go out on Black Friday and get our live tree from a local store
and get my husband and kids to bring up the 8 big tubs of Christmas decorations from storage in the basement.
Because I always worked, until now, I always decorate my house the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Now that I’m retired, I can take more time…
but probably will still do it all in a week, the day after Thanksgiving!!
When do you decorate?
Do you go out and fight the hordes on black Friday to shop for gifts?
My husband and I used to do that …waaayyy back before we had kids…
but not since then for sure!!
I hate crowds and lines!! YUCK!!
And I do make most gifts for my sisters, parents and friends…
but not so much now for my sons and hubby anymore.
Do you make allot of your holiday gifts?? Do you start early??