Two months from today is Christmas!!! And that makes me so happy :)) I love Christmas! I love decorating my house for the season. It's like taking a trip down memory lane to decorate my tree. There's ornaments from our first Christmas married, our kids first Christmases, the homely but too adorable to throw away ornaments the kids made at school--I''m a sucker for sentimental:). Then, there's the special ornaments given/made/inherited from friends and family that hold a special meaning. They all go on and somehow the tree always looks special.
I love how the first snowfall of the season smells so clean and white...yes, white does have a smell when it's snow. The feel of the snowflakes on my face...cool, light and feathery. I love the first walk in the snow after dark and the crunch of the snow under my boots takes me back to the excitement I felt as a child making the first footprints in a field of white. It felt special to make the first footprints, like I was an adventurer in a new world.
I love the colors and smells of Christmas! The fir and pine, the hot apple ciders and hot chocolates, the spices of cookies, pies and cakes, the glow of candles and colored lights, the steam of stews and soups and the red...oh the red of Christmas! LOL!
While we were away a few weeks ago in Maine, we were driving thru the town of Nobleboro, and quick as you please, we passed a sign that said Quilt Shop. Mr RQ asks the most ridiculous question of the trip..."Do you wanna go back?" And here I thought I had him trained better than that! LOL! Of course we went back! Now, you see, I knew there was a quilt shop in Nobleboro but I had forgotten about it (don't tell Mr. RQ that, though, lol). The shop is called Mainely Sewing and is a delight for the senses! I couldn't believe the amount and variety of fabric in that place! I wandered room to room, rounded a corner and there I stopped...my heart twitterpated at lightspeed because you see...I had found the ultimate ....THE WALL OF RED! Yes, I said WALL!
Here it is in ALL it's glory! Wonderful bolts of beautiful red fabrics...three whole shelves of them...over a hundred bolts of red! I wanted a piece of each and every one...yes, I did! LOL! But, I settled on 1/2 yard of a very special one. But, you know....I will be back LOL!
Blogger is working terrible! I had to go back to the old format of blogger to even get my photo to upload and then it was still tricky. Oh well, just one week left until I can officially dig out my snowmen and winter decorations! It was 32 F. here today and on Saturday, we had flurries in the air :)! Happy Stitching!
I posted this in Large print...didn't get it and I don't have a clue what that blank box is or where it came from or how to get rid of it!! Frustrating!!