Friday, November 16, 2012

Time Flies!

HOLY COW!!  Where the heck did the last two weeks go???  I can NOT believe next week is Thanksgiving already, can you??

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Well, in my defense, I have not been slacking… been busy in the sewing room… just not posting.  Sad smile 

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I get a bit frantic this time of year making gifts for friends and family for Christmas. 

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If you check the list on my sidebar, you’ll see I’ve made several things already this month. 

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When I decorated the house for November, I found a few places I needed some smaller quilted things to use on tables and such,

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so I pulled out my scraps and made a few new things. 

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Let’s see if you can find them in my photos of my house all decorated for November!!

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I save all my scarecrows to put out in November.

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Back when I designed, sewed and sold dolls and critters at local craft fairs in Florida,

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before we moved here to Virginia, scarecrows were always a big seller and I loved making them.

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You’ll see lots of scarecrows in these photos!

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By the end of November, after two months of orange d├ęcor from Halloween and Thanksgiving,

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I am always SOOOO ready to put it all away and get out my red and green Christmas decorations, aren’t you??!!

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Thanksgiving foods have really never been my favorite…

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but I do love the whole cooking all day and family coming and

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pick up football games outside the the parade and college football on TV inside stuff.

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I always go out on Black Friday and get our live tree from a local store

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and get my husband and kids to bring up the 8 big tubs of Christmas decorations from storage in  the basement.

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Because I always worked, until now, I always decorate my house the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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Now that I’m retired, I can take more time…

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but probably will still do it all in a week, the day after Thanksgiving!!

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When do you decorate? 

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Do you go out and fight the hordes on black Friday to shop for gifts?

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My husband and I used to do that …waaayyy back before we had kids…

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but not since then for sure!!

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I hate crowds and lines!!  YUCK!!

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And I do make most gifts for my sisters, parents and friends…

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but not so much now for my sons and hubby anymore.

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Do you make allot of your holiday gifts??  Do you start early??

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8 comments:

  1. No No and Yes .. not sure if I counted the questions right. I do not decorate. Christmas decoration = 1 advent wreath and a advent calendar go up on the Saturday before the 1st Advent. We don't do thanksgiving here (wrong country) and the Christmas tree - well we buy that on the 24th put it up in the afternoon, and it goes down again on the 6th of January.

    I try to make as many gifts as I can, but that's not always possible. I try to make them at least for the immediate family. The rest, well sometimes its only half selfmade and sometimes I only buy it myself. I hate shopping, so I usually have to do several Christmas present shopping runs (torture sessions) at the beginning of December.

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  2. Oh you have been very busy and sorry Polly I only looked at your photos as it is 1.40am and my eyes are too tired to read. Must away to bed..Will pop back later this morning.

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  3. Your house looks wonderful and all ready for Thanksgiving. I too am ready for the red and green of Christmas after lots of browns and oranges all fall. I usually do my Christmas decorating sometime that weekend after Thanksgiving. This year we are not hosting any big group so I may get it done on Friday instead of shopping. My girls and I used to do lunch, shopping, and an ornament exchange on Black Friday. Now they always have to work that day - bummer. Health care workers don't always have holidays off like I have working in education.

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  4. Your home sure looks beautiful. Very festive for Fall.

    I try to make things for Christmas, but never seem to have enough time. Still working on making some small projects for friends & family.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  5. Polly,
    Your house looks so pretty all decked out for Thanksgiving. I am ready to put all of the orange and brown things away and start getting ready for Christmas. I am planning to get a lot of the Christmas stuff out on Thanksgiving weekend. I don't make a lot of gifts but I would like to. Next year when I am at home I will start doing that.
    Suzan
    Ladybug Cottage

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  7. Holy Moly Polly...you have created, designed, sewn, soooooo much ....it is amazing what you have accumulated....woww!

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  8. your home is lovely!! I love all the decorations!! I've been quilting for over twenty years, more off than on with five kids. I hope to make many pieces over the next few years to decorate my new home (well new to me anyway)!

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)