I spent 7 hours taking the decorations off the tree and putting them away. Yes, 7 hours. All the Hallmark ornaments go back in their original boxes - it takes awhile! I have everything put away except for a few framed pieces that are hanging on the walls - I haven't figured out where I am going to store them yet. I don't want to put them in the attic. The pieces that I took down to hang them are under my bed so that is likely where the Christmas pieces will go. (which is also where the handmade ornaments get stored. I hate storing anything under the beds, but I'm out of closet space!) I still need to clean house, but it can wait until tomorrow.
I just realized when I started to make this post that this is number 300! It is hard to believe I have made 300 posts. It will be a little late, but I should come up with some kind of give-away. I'll think on it and see what I can come up with.
Lorilee - I made the pillows from old jeans. Some of what I learned - I should have made my squares bigger (measure twice, cut once). I also should have had my back pieces overlap a little more or put either velcro or a button to hold it together. To get them to fray, I snipped the seams after I had it all sewn together. (about every 1/4 to 1/2 inch - I didn't measure, just sat down with my snippers and snipped!) Then I washed them. I think I used 1/2" seams but honestly, I can't remember for sure. I know I used more than 1/4" because I wanted to have enough to snip without cutting into the seam. That's it.