Sunday, December 2, 2007

December Already?

Most people I know do a big spring cleaning of their home. That is most likely because that's when you get to open the windows and let the clean fresh air in. Here is South Florida we turn the a/c on somewhere around May and don't turn it off again until Thanksgiving. We have come to know that if there is a big cold front in New York or Chicago, give it three days and our weather will cool off. So it stands to reason that when the weather cools off and with Christmas coming, that's when I do my spring (winter) cleaning.

So I started last week in the bedroom. Everything was removed, vacuumed, washed, and waxed. The Christmas quilt was put on the bed along with the Christmas pillows and nick nacks. The same holds true for the bathrooms, washed top to bottom and out came the Christmas towels, candles, soap dispenser and nick nacks (Oh yes, I have Christmas bathroom nick nacks.)

My house is really very tiny so the bulk of our Christmas stuff is stored in a storage facility. Today, my husband and I did our annual pilgrimage to the unit to get out "stuff". It will take at least the next two weeks to get the tree up and decorated (8 foot artificial pre- lit tree & 40 years worth of ornaments), and the outside lights put up. We both still work full time jobs , so the decorating takes place in between.

I have managed to get a few postcards made this week (I get a little nuts if I don't do some sort of sewing) but I won't show them to you until they make it to their new homes.

There aren't many pictures this time around because I just don't have a lot to show you. But I did get two post cards this week.

L is for Landscape and this one if from Brigitte in France. It has a dimensional flower there in the corner. I don't know why but it just blows me away when I get a card from outside the US.

M is for Monarch Butterfly by Monica in Texas. Monica says she took this photo herself (and a fine job she did of it too). It also has a dimensional flower with yellow beads. Both cards are really lovely.

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Is that fun time or full time jobs? :o) Your description of your decorations sounds delightful...any chance for a few pictures? I'd love to see how you decorate your bathroom. I never even thought of doing that.