Sunday, January 5, 2014

De-Christmasing And Winterizing !

Good Morning ! I have been kind of slow this year putting away all the Christmas decorations .. I just wasn't ready for my favorite time of year to be over ! My big chalkboard in the kitchen has been winterized ! Don't you love it ! I will be back tomorrow to show you my Winter Kitchen !

I have been crocheting more of those square scarves ! So fun and easy ! The navy and black have sparkly yarn and the top one is a grey blue variegated. There was a cream and gold sparkly one too , but my daughter has already taken it :)

The big ( real ) tree is coming down today , garbage day is tomorrow and I wanted to enjoy it for all the days I could ! I always keep up 2 trees for the month of January , Can't just go cold -turkey treeless ! This year I kept up the owl tree on the stairs and the snowman tree in the family room .

My first cross stitch ornament for 2014 , of course its  Prairie Schooler ( there's a lot of stitches in that little ornament !!

We have had so much snow this past week , 18 inches in a 2 day period , and now it is going to be -17 tonight and -14 for the high tomorrow ! A lot of schools around here are closing ! Hope you stay warm !

Stop back by tomorrow to see my winter kitchen !

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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

already a new ornie!! You go girl!

Carol said...

Your PS Santa is so cute, Priscilla--yes, those PS pieces are very "stitch intense" aren't they? But, so worth every stitch :)

I also leave my small snowman tree up through the end of January--it just brightens up my kitchen during a very dull month!! Stay warm now--sounds like you guys are really getting hit out there in IL!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

It is sad to take it all down :(
But then you can start planning for next year!

Linda O said...

Its such a shame to take down the decorations, the home always looks so bare.
Love your ornament, looks familiar!!!!
Wow that's a lot of snow!!
Take care and keep warm
Love to all
Linda O xxx

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I am sad as I am taking a little break from taking down all my decorations. Putting everything in their proper boxes as tomorrow a friend of mine son is going take the boxes out to the garage and straighten it out as it is one BIG mess.
Your right, everything is so bare and un-feastive, but will start thinking about spring.
Love the scarf's.

The Old Parsonage said...

We're still Christmas-ing here too. the tree will come down Tuesday as Wednesday is the garbage day. We cut it down on black Friday and it's been up ever since.

Happy New Year!


Unknown said...

Love your chalkboard,,,time to re do my message on mine that I have in the entry...I think "Baby its Cold Outside" will be perfect! Stay warm!

The Tablescaper said...

Winterizing. Great word.

Thanks for celebrating the New Year at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Barb said...

I agree, we still have our fake tree up! We are still enjoying it too much to take down. I am looking forward to seeing how you decorate for winter! Please stay warm!!! We have been hearing about the very cold temps!!! It is pretty nice here if you like rain!

Jenny H. said...

I've been de-Christmas-ing this weekend too... the house looks so empty with all the holiday stuff put away. I loved your chalkboard - so cute! and your cross-stitched ornament is adorable. It's been a while since I've done any cross-stitching, but it is fun and relaxing to do, isn't it?

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Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I haven't had the chance to visit like I wanted to and I am trying to not do that this year....
I always have trees up year round and decorated. I guess i just can't let go of that glo from a tree at Christmas.

I wanted to tell you that your home was stunning this year. I visited but I didn't have a lot of time to comment but I adored all your spectacular trees!!


Kylie Rose said...

Doesn't it just HURT to put away the Christmas decor! Yours is just lovely :)

Xo Kylie

Lacey said...

*swoon*... love the gold frame!... xo!

Robin said...

hurts my feelings to put away Christmas...I'm kinda sad that yours is going up, your house is so beautiful decked out for the holidays :) Happy Wednesday my friend xo

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Priscilla, I love the chalkboard! Mine says the same saying, but not nearly as elaborately. lol! I drew three simple snowflakes. Love the new ornament! Thanks for sharing with SYC.