THEN He loaded some bags And some old empty sacks On a ramshakle sleigh And he hitched up old Max. Then the Grinch said, "Giddyap!" And the sleigh started down Toward the homes where the Whos Lay a-snooze in their town...
-"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss
First, the rush ... and what is the rush?? When I was in JoAnn's fabrics one day last week, what did I see on display front and center? Valentine's Day decorations and doo-dads!
Oh please, can't we have Christmas first? And who's going to buy Valentine's Day candy now??
Christmas decorations were on sale for 70% off... that's okay, though - a sale is always a good deal!
And where would we be first thing on December 26? Back in the malls, getting those after-Christmas bargains! The best deals ever were the half-price sale at the Dollar store... the cup on the right is one such bargain, it's a really good-drinking cup!
I like using Christmas mugs and because I have a pretty good collection, I have to rotate them during the Christmas season. The green mugs at the top are part of a set of dishes I got at the Cracker Barrel in Hampton in 2008; the set has cups, dinner plates and dessert/salad plates. I'd have liked to have had bowls too, but there weren't any.
That's my rambling for the day, I probably won't get any sewing done for a few days. And, I'll be taking a mini-vacation from blogging for a few days. I made a little Christmas greeting for tomorrow but other than that, I might not post again til the New Year.
Have a warm and wonderful Christmas everyone, I hope Santa is good to you! If you're travelling, be safe - sew forth and sew on!