I’ve told you all that I’m not a big Christmas decorator and don’t put up a tree. I’m not against all of that just haven’t in the past and I don’t get the Christmas “feel-goods” from it all. But, I always do something…just a little bit.
When my grandkids were here last weekend I decided it would be a good time to change it all out. In the past, I did it over Thanksgiving weekend but it just didn’t work out this year. Then between work and a doctor’s appointment last week, I didn’t get it done then either so with the kids here, I thought it was a perfect time.
The Fall stuff all got put away. I love to put my cross stitch on the top of the box so when I open it, I can be awed by it all. HA! I do love it.
I love to see it all together and figure out how many pieces I got done in the last year. This year I did the Tom Turkey on the lower left, the pumpkin sampler on the lower right, and the long skinny on on the toweling fabric.
I also finished all of these…
I’m leaving these out all year though. They are in my dining room. I only put Christmas stuff in the living room. I don’t know why. Mostly I think because I hate carrying in and out all of the boxes of decorations. I’m lazy that way. HA!
I’m super happy with all of the extra fall stitching I got done last year. I love seeing it all.
So then it was time to open the Christmas box. This is what greeted me…
I just love that it’s all on top. I think I had three new pieces this year. I think it was the three on the left.
Here they all are out on display.
Well not all of them…a couple went over here.
The kids were “helping” me so they set up this area. I might do a little “resetting” of that area. I didn’t want to do it front of them though. HA!!
I try to add a few cross-stitch pieces each year. Right now I could use a few more Winter vs Christmas pieces. I am okay with Valentine’s pieces. I don’t think I have any Easter/Spring pieces and zero 4th of July pieces (Wait, no one!). I should probably work on that. Hmm.
I do know that I like to stitch both big and little things so that’s good. Hopefully, I can stitch more of both next year.
I do think I’m going to try to get in the swing of stitching a 4th of July piece on the 4th of each month and maybe a fall piece on the last day of the month…and still keep up with my Christmas/Winter stitching on the 25th of each month. Oh, there are so many things I’d love to be stitching.
I had a great time opening the boxes and seeing all of my stitching. What a fun time. So glad I could share this simple decorating with the kids. They had a great time.