Most years I leave the Christmas decorations up until the end of the year – but this year we want to get to work on redoing the sewing room/computer room and we need to get busy. So yesterday I packed all the decorations up and everything is now put away. Next up is to clean out the bedroom closet and pack thinks up for our local “goodwill” type of store – it is not Goodwill but a local store employing the handicap giving them jobs and training. One of the best things I like about this place is that it unloads your car for you! Of course you have to load it yourself but that is half the battle isn’t it to clean your house. I need my closet cleaned out so I can put some of the sewing things in there to store out of the way.
As I was packing Christmas things away I thought I would share an idea for scrap batting – over the years I have been using small pieces of scrap to wrap decorations in. The Nativity Scene gets all the little statues wrapped this way.
I didn’t buy a lot of candy and these candy canes were on the tree that is about all that was left!
I need to plant this living tree that I had bought for a decoration – better get busy on it this week I guess.
This Christmas Cactus is the one that I brought home from mom’s house almost dead two years ago – I don’t know if you can tell what the terra cotta thing is in the plant LOL – Melanie and Ric got that for me – it is shaped something like an icicle and you put water in it and stick it in your plant and the water slowly leaks out – it is an odd looking frog but hard to see in the photo I think. Amazing this plant has grown so much – no flowers but I have kept it alive and that counts. Needless to say no sewing got done I was too busy getting in my 10,000 steps putting all the Christmas things away – I was in and out to the workshop, packing boxes, unstringing lights etc. Sewing tomorrow! linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today
Goodbye 2016. Hello BIG savings. Don’t miss the End of the Year Sale at Craftsy. All sorts of supplies are now on sale, check out the new Boundless line of fabric – solids $5.60 a yard – I love their bright white and have been getting it instead of Kona Cotton – a little more of a savings on it and it feels pretty much the same. I needed a few notions and got in on the sale that started unannounced yesterday and got an email by last night saying it was already shipped! Kits, fabric, notions, yarn – it is all there – I even checked out the sewing fabric for a change and ordered some small red checked flannel for a pair of pajama pants – I do not sew much in the line of clothing – but even I can make a pair of drawstring flannel pants – Robert Kaufman flannel on closeout I think at $4.40 a yard? I think that was the price.
Sale through Saturday the 31st at midnight! Click on the links to get you there – thanks.