This weekend I was seized by the desire to decorate for the holidays. I don’t usually pull out my Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. But this year is different. We’ve had three snowfalls since the middle of October. Our extended families won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving due to the pandemic. I rarely leave the house anymore. I’m not whining or complaining, I’m just deciding to make the best of it and give myself a warm hug. As one of my Instagram friends said, “Bring on the merry!” That’s exactly what I decided to do all around the house, starting with our bedroom.
We don’t have a fancy bedroom. The carpet is worn and needs to be replaced. The walls could seriously use a fresh coat of paint. Our furniture is over 25 years old and has survived five moves, as is evident by several nicks, dings and scratches. But the room is spacious and cozy at the same time. And when I add in three Christmas quilts and a few other seasonal touches, it becomes a wonderful haven.
I’ve never had twinkle lights in my bedroom before, but I certainly plan to do that from now on, and not just for the holidays. Twinkle lights make everything better, don’t they?
Even my husband didn’t complain about my early jumpstart for the season. While I was bustling about the house putting up decorations, Brad was working outside, prepping his ice house for winter fishing. (If you curious about that, read this post from last year: Stitching while ice fishing.) It will be more than a month before our lake makes ice thick enough for safe fishing, but like me, Brad is ready to embrace the season. “Bring on the fish!”
I’m wishing you all peace, warm shelter, good health and happiness in the weeks to come. Sending a warm hug your way!
The scoop on the quilts:
On the bed: My new Buffalo Check Winter quilt pattern, featuring Winter White by Holly Taylor for Moda.
On the wall: A wall hanging I made in 2010 featuring the Fruitcake collection by BasicGrey for Moda. The pattern is from the book Simply Charming Two by Moose on the Porch Quilts.
In the basket: My Star Crossed Pines pattern (runner version) featuring several holiday collections from Moda Fabrics.