It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Crazy, crazy, but several of the malls around here started to put Christmas decorations up the last week of October! I’m all for planning ahead, but this does seem a little bit too much.

Although I hate being assaulted by the commercial bombarding, I do have to admit I love November because I immerse myself in Christmas sewing. The only “Christmas shopping” around here is for the few extra fabrics or supplies needed that are not already a part of my regular stash. I think I’ve mentioned in previous years I make all my gifts. And in our family, we keep things really simple. It is certainly more about the time spent together than expensive gifts. And fortunately, it’s a family that really appreciates handmade gifts. Unfortunately – or fortunately, too, depending on how I look at it – several members of my family visit my blog on a regular basis, so I can’t post my finished projects until after Christmas! I can give a few sneak peeks, though, can’t I? 🙂

It’s hard keeping secrets. Sigh.

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  1. Posted November 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    I really wish stores would hold back Christmas advertising until after November 11th. I’m like you Angie, I make my gifts. It means more to me to give something I’ve spent time on.

  2. Posted November 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    I admire you for making your own presents. I assure you that they will be cherished even by those who don’t immediately appreciate them. I have an aunt who used to make us all blankets or pillows each year. When I was younger, I didn’t think much of them. But we still have some of them, and I have come to appreciate the work and thought she put into them.

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