I know it's only been about a week since Halloween, but I'm already doing some serious thinking about Christmas. Just today I picked up this magazine at JoAnn's.
And no, it's not the first Christmas magazine I've purchased. Once we get into fall, I'm on a constant hunt for Christmas magazines to spark my creative processes. I accidentally purchased two of the same issue of Country Sampler magazine last week; luckily one of my friends hadn't purchased one yet, so I was able to find a home for the duplicate.
On the day I stayed home sick from work, Soccer Son came over and helped Hubby get all of the Christmas "stuff" down out of the garage rafters, so I can start decorating soon. We won't be home for Thanksgiving, so there's no need to hold off on decorating until that holiday has passed. Every year I say I'm going to keep it simple this year, . . . but then I never really do. But maybe will be the year.
Have you started thinking seriously about Christmas yet? Have you done any Christmas shopping? Or made any gifts? Have you found any really excellent magazines or books full of Christmas ideas? If you'd like a chance to win this pattern for a small (30" x 30") quilt, leave me a comment telling me where you're at with your holiday planning and what's inspiring you this year.
I think this would make an excellent tree skirt for a small tabletop tree, don't you? I'll draw a winner's name on Sunday night--come back on Monday to see who won and, if it's you, to claim your prize!