The sewing machines, cutting mats, and fabric pieces are put away. That is a Very Rare Occurrence here! In my little house, the dining room serves as primary sewing, cutting, piecing, quilting, and ironing headquarters for my little obsession with fabric. Having it actually cleared and prepared for a serious party tomorrow is a very special thing.
It will not last long, just a few days. Then the UFO’s will creep back into the room, and the ironing board will be returned to its rightful place next to the table. Chair-backs will be draped with fabrics sorted by color or project. It will feel like home to me.
But for tonight and tomorrow, I will simply enjoy this magic moment. My house is pretty set for the annual Winter Feast party. The ceiling is decorated, the lights are strung between the hanging plants. It might not surprise you to know that I (being a curious soul) do not have a Christmas tree. Instead I opt to hang ornaments from the entire ceiling. Having a small house that has historically been full of rowdy young men, and a living room filled with musical instruments, TV’s and only a few places to sit, well there isn’t any room for a Christmas Tree! My little house, adorned with lights and a huge collection of ornaments, is incredibly festive without a traditional tree.
May you all enjoy the Magic Moments that the holiday season brings to you and your family. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or just celebrating life, may joy and magic find a way into your life all through the coming year. ©2011, The Curious Quilter, thecuriousquilter.net, maryeoriginals.com.