Saturday, July 28, 2012

Where are you Christmas!?

Let me start by telling how much I love thrift stores. They are my go-to stores for books. I find no need to buy a book at regular price, or new. You can get the same exact book at a thrift store for way cheap. Sometimes I find some really awesome things. Yesterday was one of those days. I found a 46 year old Pinocchio book with beautiful illustrations, two perfect condition (the covers don't even seem like they have been opened!) hard cover Hardy Boys books, a super cool Disney comic book that was first published in 1945, and probably the coolest Sherlock Holmes book I've ever found. How much did I get all of these for? $1.50. I consider yesterday a very very productive day:)

   I also found The Grinch soundtrack! Which makes me say, Christmas, Where are you? Please come soon, I cant wait for all of the holiday cheer to come into my life. There is just something about Christmas that makes me happy 24/7. The snow outside makes quilts more common inside in every home. The fire place crackling and the Bing Crosby throughout the house are the greatest sounds to my ears. The home cooking and hot coca are a couple of amazing things too. But most of all its the feeling of family and of all of the great memories Christmas brings. I remember watching all of the classic Christmas movies with my mom curled up on the couch. I remember watching A Christmas Vacation 20 billion times a season. I remember watching the Grinch every time it came on TV (Count it this year because it happens WAY more than you would think!) I also remember our marathon watching of A Christmas Story on Christmas day. I remember hanging all of the Barbie ornaments on my grandmother's tree. I remember taking each one out of its box and marveling at the beauty of it. She collected them, a new one every year, now I'm beginning to. Just like her. Listening to the Grinch soundtrack makes me just want it to be November now because for some reason when you pull up to a stop light in the middle of summer, let alone during the hottest temperatures of the year, listening to Christmas music, you get really really weird looks from the people in the car next to you. If it were up to me, there would be a Christmas channel on the radio year round.

On another note, if you were wondering about the beautiful blocks in the background of the book pictures, that is the not-so-Christmas project I am working on right now. Some beautiful 25 patch blocks of my Good Fortune fabric. After these are finished, I will be ready for some Christmas sewing. My birthday is next week, and I got a whole bunch of sale Christmas fabric for myself. None of it matches each other, but I'm thinking a huge quilt of all mix matched Christmas fabric would be amazing. And gorgeous. Who else is ready for Christmas? And all of the holiday cheer to come back into people's lives?

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