Blogging Buddies... I'm still not got my head around this salutation and my just go back to my other one... I should give it the old college try first.... a few more days. Well the rain is holding of until next Wednesday, but the temps will be dropping 12 to 15 degrees by Sunday!! That will be nice a chilly!!
Yesterday the mail brought me a wonderful package....
..... what can this be you might ask.... Well, I tossed my name in with a group of stitchers to be included in a "Travelling" pattern and it has arrived - along with a couple of great Christmas charts - thanks so much Sherry!!! Jennifer over at "Confessions of a Serial Starter" put together group to travel a pattern about and now its my turn. I got it from Sherry (click her name to see her finish) - it is really lovely!! Now, I need to get my act together and finally make a choice for the linen and the floss - I have some ideas but have put it off until the last moment!! Then once I finish - off I will send it to Teresa!!
Well, finally last night I made myself not pick up a needle and silk and instead got out the rolling boxes that the Christmas Tree Ornaments get packed into..... I know it is practically Chinese New Year and my Tree is still up and flashing Christmas!!! I can't remember the last time I let the Tree stay up this long, but I have really enjoyed it immensely this year and now there is a big blank where just a day ago there was something pretty!! I had a question a while back about how I store my regular Christmas ornaments and so would like now to answer that now.... basically they live in covered rolling flat boxes under the second bedroom bed.... but to begin with... I haul the rolling boxes downstairs and unload the tissue paper on the floor...
The who-hounds enjoy this bit and I usually end up chasing some of this paper all over the house. I take each piece and flatten it out and make a pile - then as I take each ornament off the tree I can wrap it in tissue and then put it away in the box - here is an overall snap of the production...
You can see the pile of tissue and the boxes getting filled up. We have so many ornaments that these plastic boxes really bulge on top so I could never stack them - and may even have to break down and get a third box. This is how I store a majority of ornaments - I store my sterling ornaments each separately in Pacific Cloth pouches and in their own separate Christmas box - and my antique ornaments also get pack away double wrapped and in their own box. I know it seems kind of crazy - and a bit anal, but I have virtually no breakage and can put my hands on the pieces I am looking for - which for my cluttered and disorganized life is a shear miracle!!!!!
Remember today is the very last day to enter my San Francisco Gift-a-way - you can click HERE to go to the Post to sign up - make sure to do this by 2:00 PM PST to make sure you are entered. I'll get the who-hounds to do the majick they so aptly do to pick a winner and announce it on Monday.
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by and for you kind comments about my stitching on "Tis the Season." Have a great weekend - and do stop by again!