I got really motivated by listening to Christmas music, and got the decorating done! I will admit that I didn't do quite as much as normal. At this point, we have no plans to have anyone visit and frankly, all I could think about while getting it out was how I would have to spend as much time putting it away afterwards. But, now that it is up, I'm happy and enjoying it. I think having Christmas decorations up really contributes to the festiveness of the season.
I am also finished with my present-making, so I can got into my sewing room and enjoy whatever I am making without feeling any pressure. I may yet make a few more gifts, but only if I want to--my list is complete.
I had a request to show some of my decorating, so I will show a few photos with each post. Here are some of the quilts I decorate with each year. I do really love patriotic holiday decorations and make/buy them whenever I can.
The next one was also made at Fort Bliss/El Paso. The guild there had a challenge one year titled "When two holidays collide." I knew immediately which two holidays I wanted to work with: Christmas and Flag Day.
Finally for today, here is my fireplace/mantle area.
What are you up too? Is the crush over for you?
Have a great day!