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Thread: Am I the only one?

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    Super Member grandme26's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    I quilted instead of putting them up in the first place.
    Me too!!!! Christmas is always celebrated at one of my childrens homes so I get to admire all their pretty Christmas decorations without the chore of putting them up or taking them down.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    Junior Member Bibliogirl's Avatar
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    We leave our Christmas tree up until January 6, the day called Epiphany, which signifies the end of the Christmas season. We usually take down outdoor decorations whenever the weather is good enough after Christmas.

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    Super Member fireworkslover's Avatar
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    St. Cloud, Minnesota
    My inside decorations are all taken down but haven't been put away yet. Just got the tree outside yesterday and I hauled it to the wood pile today. I'll leave the pine wreath up for a while yet, out on the front of the house. The inside always looks so bare after I take down the decorations.

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    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
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    chicago, IL
    I am in the process of it right now...still have to take down the village...and the tree is empty now, but still needs to go back in the box. Have to switch out the Christmas dishes with the regular, but need to wash some dishes first.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Super Member Juliebelle's Avatar
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    North Carolina
    We just finished putting all the Christmas inside decorations away yesterday--we do a large outside display and that took us 3 full days to take down and get put up (my husband does it for the children in the neighborhood--they all love it) and then another 2 days to do the inside. I really like all my Christmas decorations and now the house looks a little empty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    I don't put Christmas away till Jan 6th, I like the idea of Little Christmas......and I also spent most of the day sewing. Happy New Quilting Year to ME!
    ditto. My home still has Christmas themed kitchen towels, pot holders, tablecloth and ornaments. I will take care of them next weekend. For now I'm working on 3 tablecloths (new project) with many UFOs still on their corresponding bag. As Deb said: Happy New Quilting year to ME TOO!!!
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    Senior Member Sallyjane's Avatar
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    Ours are still up! We spent the weekend cleaning out our attics - yes we have two attic spaces! We've been accumulating junk for 20 years. After it was all done, it felt so good. I also did a big project on the shower - mold had gotten behind the calking, so I did my best to get at it. But the whole time I was doing all the other stuff, I kept hoping for some quilting time, which finally came late on Monday. But now it is back to my normal work schedule, with a little quilting time in the evenings. Christmas will come down this weekend.
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    Super Member KimS's Avatar
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    Southeast Missouri
    My tree and any other decorations in the house are put away the day after Christmas if not the evening of Christmas. The outside decorations are a different story since that's hubby's department. If it were left up to him he'd leave the lights on the house year round so I have to keep reminding him about them. He's usually got them down within a couple of weeks after Christmas.

    Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. ~Franklin P. Jones

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    Super Member nannyrick's Avatar
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    Western New York
    You are not alone. I usually put everything away on New Years but my sewing room called and of course
    I answer right away. I keep putting it off so I decided to a little (LOL), every day for as long as it takes.
    I'd rather be sewing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Super Member KathyKat's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    Yep! My sewing room is much more fun than putting decorations away
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    metro Portland, OR
    My Christmas decorations are often up for Valentines Day. I put red paper hearts on the trees. This year I put up only 4 trees instead of my usual 10. I have red lights around the walls in the kitchen. Quilting IS more important, isn't it?
    I choose to give my life away for things that last forever

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    Super Member RugosaB's Avatar
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    Ohio, just east of Toledo
    I quilted instead of getting them out!
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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    Super Member cwessel47's Avatar
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    Windham, Maine
    Since my children have grown and gone, it's just me and my cat here. I don't bother putting them up! which means I don't have to take them down. I visit the kids and enjoy their festive spirit. This also means I can give them "heirloom" decor from down in the basement!

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    Phoenix, Az
    I remove all the Christmas greenery & leave anything with reds up for the next holiday, Valentines Day. Less to put away now & more quilting time. Once Valentines day is over, the rest gets put away. Less stress, again more time for quilting.
    Sew much fabric....sew little time.

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    Ha Ha! I'm glad to see that I am in good company! Hooray for quilting!

    A fugitive from the Quilt Police

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    Today, Jan.5, Our birthday, We put our tree up on Dec. 15th. and take down the day after our birthday; Jan.6th. I am trying something new this year. Resoultion: Monday-Wash and house cleaning day; Tuesday--QUILT Day; Wednesday--Study day(Mandolin, a new language, etc.)......... Thursday--extra house pickup day. Friday--nothing and take a nap for the area's Musicals...every Friday 4pm-10pm. Saturday--work around the Farm. Sunday-Church and a nap when we get home. Don't know if it will work but I am going to try and try to get all my UFO's done too.

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    Senior Member probles's Avatar
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    I started putting the decorations away by bringing in all the storage containers and putting them on the floor in front of the TV. I filled maybe two or three of the boxes and decided to do something else. This same behavior went on for about four days. I finally got tired of seeing the boxes and not seeing the TV so well. I finally finished it. One reason it did not bother me too much, I was spending whole days in my studio sewing instead.
    Keep on Quilting!

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    My tree is down, other decorations stay up for awhile, Snowbabies !

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    Super Member 3incollege's Avatar
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    western Pa.
    My tree is still up, I love it up as long as the needles are still on. Jan 6th is Mom's birthday and Ephithany so it is a must until then. maybe another week . I do have to get back into my quilting room!

  20. #70
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    Hiding in Maine
    I have spent my time getting every thing in my sewing room organized after going crazy making gifts. The tree is still up. I do love the smell of a live tree. Well dead now,it is still taking water and not too many needles have fallen. Still have some gifts under the tree and turn the lights on every night. I love the joy of making Christmas magic last .
    When it comes down I do a little at a time so I still have me time in the sewing room.
    It is more more enjoyable after the family rush of visiting.
    Plus quilting comes first!

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