Didn't we just put all of the Christmas boxes away? Is it really time to get them out again? The days and months are flying by at an alarming rate. I judge the seasons by when we have to put the deck furniture away and drag out the Christmas boxes.
Yesterday, I cleaned out the under-the-stairs-closet, and ended up taking two big boxes of coats and things we haven't used in the past 30 years to Goodwill. I can actually see inside the closet now! While I was cleaning and sorting inside, Mr. Joe was doing the same in the garage. What was in our turkey dinner that gave us both the cleaning/organizing bug? Whatever it was, I need to attack every closet and drawer in this house.....but not this week.
I have my little Mittens With Moxie hanging on the tree. They will stay on the tree until Christmas day, then they become silverware holders and place cards on the dining room table.
It takes me three days to put all of the Fall decorations away and get everything out and arranged for Christmas. This is day three and I'm pooped! This year I put my green and red Madrigal around the bottom of the tree. This gives me a idea to make a Christmas Tree skirt with a scalloped border. Am I the only quilter out there that doesn't own a Christmas Tree skirt? I usually just wrap a quilt around the bottom of the tree.
We've been enjoying some gentle rain here in California.....days of gentle rain. This doesn't make a dent in our drought, but it has been so enjoyable to see it, smell it, and take Mazey for walks in it, then clean up the muddy paws on the kitchen floor. The muddy paw prints are welcome sight after so many months without rain.
Enjoy your Sunday and create a little Christmas magic in your home.....or you can clean out a closet!