Hopefully you have been enjoying the holidays!
Before you take down and store all your Christmas decorations, have a look around. Is there anything missing? Is there anything that really has seen better days and perhaps should be replaced or updated? Don’t wait until next year when you pull out the decorations again to take note of what you need. By then you’ll be pressed for time and have to make something in a rush, or rush out and buy something. Take a few minutes now. You don’t have to purchase fabric yet, just buy the patterns and then throughout the year, when you are in the mood, or have a lull, you can look for fabric and get started. Even if you wait until fall, at least you’ll know what needs to be done without relying on your memory. (I don’t know about you, but my memory gets worse every year!) Get ready now and make next Christmas less stressful.
How are the stockings? Are they getting worn? Are there new family members that need one. Have there been any announcements of impending births? (screeee!!!!) The new baby will definitely need a new stocking. Choose a stocking pattern now and write a note right on the pattern to remind you who needs it.
Do you have an empty spot on a wall that’s just begging for a cute wall hanging? We have well over a hundred Christmas Wall Hangings; you’re sure to find something that will add to your decor.
Now would be the perfect time to start a Christmas Block of the Month quilt. Come December of next year, you’ll be glad you did!
Don’t forget tree skirts, ornaments, dolls, table toppers…. better yet, check out our entire Christmas pattern section. Browse, plan, and enjoy the good feeling of being prepared!