I am having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit.
Every year, I make the tissue holders to take to my friends. Today I went to the ALS caregiver support group. At first I threw the tissues all in a bag. But, then I changed my mind. I took a vintage doily from my grandmother, a basket that my daughter made..a bit of raffia for the ribbon, a few bells.
I was glad that I had made the effort. Much more festive.
I have tons of antique and vintage quilts all stacked up and not used. The one top that I tied with my friends and put wool batting in, I use all the time, but it shows it, as the fragile 100 year old fabric is breaking. I also have stacks of quilts that I made myself. I try to give them away..but the keeping is outweighing the giving.
I am thinking about using some on the kids beds.
Below is Evan's room. On the bed is a quilt I made a few years back that lived on my mother's bed for awhile. Should I store it, or should he use it....Should he have memories of it, or should it be sold in good order at my estate sale when I go.
Here is Lynsey's bed...adorned with a Christmas quilt that matches her new Christmas pillow..happenstance...but fun...This is ok to use for sure..
And Dylan's little IKEA bed. I bought new flannel sheets for the two older kids, but none fit this little bed. Alas...there was all that sale flannel from JoAnn's at Black Friday. So I made him a flannel sheet. I used to make my babies their sheets back in the day. So easy.
I found the children's Christmas stockings. Yesterday was one year to the day that I took
guardianship of them. One step at a time.
I will make a nice Christmas for them, just as my grandmother did for me.