Sunday, December 03, 2006

Christmas Decorations? Anyone?

I haven't done anything yet, but a lot of my friends are already decking the halls. I saw that Jeanne has her beautiful Christmas quilts out in her bedroom.

I thought it would be nice if everyone could post a picture as they get decorated this year. I'm thinking that might motivate me! :)

I've been doing work stuff all day at home. A little quilting later if there's time.

I did get the binding finished on Don's quilt. I have two more that I want to bind next week, but if I just get my niece's done, I will be happy. My finger is so sore. It wasn't until I had almost bloodied it that I realized I didn't have my thimble on. Pushing that needle through batiks is tough. You'd a-thunk at this ripe old age I would have learned a thing or two. But Daisy Dog was really happy that I sat next to her on the sofa all day yesterday!

Next week I also plan on getting all my Christmas presents wrapped, boxed up and ready to mail. No last minute lines at the post office this year! Funny story ... Two Christmases ago I went to the little post office in the town where I work to mail off my secret quilter's package. I was in line a good 20 minutes because we only have one postal clerk in that branch. Well, got the deed done and walked out to my car. No car keys. No car keys anywhere. OMG, I didn't do what I think I did -- did I? Well, I sneaked back in there and caught the eye of the clerk. I asked her if I could have my package back that I had just taped shut. She retrieved it for me. Everyone in the place was really quiet and watching me. I shook the package. Yep, my car keys were inside. There's not a month that goes by that I don't run into someone in line at that post office who doesn't remind me of that package! I would have been moritified if I had had to call Kathy in Florida and admit that I was her secret quilter, and could she please not wait until Christmas to open that package! Sheesh, you can't take me anywhere!

Hope Jane is feeling better today ....


* My friend is buying a new house, and I'm absolutely delighted for her!
* A wonderful box of candles that I discovered in the china chest drawer!
* Even though I'm behind in my quilting, behind in my housekeeping, I'm in a really happy place right now!


Anonymous said...

I have been giggling about your car keys now this morning. I can imagine you shaking on that package and discovering that your keys really was in there LOL.

Susan said...

I had to laugh about the box with your keys. That sounded just like something I would do! If your shopping and wrapping is all finished next week, you are way ahead of the game!

Carol said...

You gave me such a wonderul chuckle this morning...that sounds like something I could do without a problem.

Ruth said...

The car keys sounds exactly like something I would do.

cher said...

a delightful true story about your keys. I put up our outside lights, but, now they have quit working-sigh.
good luck with getting up your decorations-not sure when I will get to ours!

Anonymous said...

Love your car keys story! One Christmas I accidently mailed my wedding ring in my mom's package! It slipped off and I never knew it. She always smoothed out the wrapping materials, so she found it. I about died! Have fun decorating!

Jeanne said...

(Back to 'able-to-comment' mode at last here!)

Fun happy post -- you sound like you're in a great mood! The holiday season must agree with you.

My bedroom is done, but decorations elsewhere are still just a dream ...

Jeanne :)

Patti said...

I can tell you are in a happy place - wonderful! Your story about the car keys gave me a wonderful laugh today. That's exactly the sort of thing I would do! We get focused so much on one thing that other things happen without us realizing it. I guess it's because we are all still human.

I'm running behind my plans so you aren't the only one. I still have one tub of fall decorations to put away! As soon as I get home from work today that will be taken care of. At least that's the plan!

Anonymous said...

Don't talk to me about mailing lists! I manage ours for the company and it is the one part of my I detest!

What a great story about your car keys. At least you were able to get them back quickly.

JudyL said...

Kathy might have thought you were sending her a car! As long as we can laugh at ourselves, we are ok. Christmas decorations are not going to happen around here this year!!

Judy L.