God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I Just Couldn't Wait Any Longer

I have been in a Christmas mood for at least a month now.  I have been continuously fighting with myself not to start decking the farmhouse halls.  However, now that it's November I've decided it's okay to deck my blogger halls   : )   My new layout isn't totally Christmas ... more winter I imagine ... & as much as it saddens me that Thanksgiving gets lost in the Christmas shuffle which, of course, is not to be confused with the Teaberry shuffle ... anyone remember Teaberry gum & the Teaberry shuffle?
As I was saying, as much as it saddens me that Thanksgiving gets lost in the Christmas shuffle, I had to follow the "out with the autumn, in with the Christmas" desire inside me that has been fighting to get out. My layout may change a bit back & forth for the next few days or so but for now this is what I'm settled on.  

13 comments:

Annette-California said...

Fantastic!!! Your Christmas or Winter decor is very up lifting. Love it. It sure made me smile to the the festive scene in your header. Great Job Shirlee.
love Annette
ps I have been kitting up (as a few minutes ago) Gingerbread Street by Sue Hillis Designs. Perfect

Krista said...

Love the new layout, Shirlee. It is getting colder and winter like each day, and now is the time to get into the spirit with ornament stitching! :)

cucki said...

Super cute..I love it so much..
Big hugs cucki xxx

Nicola said...

It is such a lovely header. Have a good weekend Shirlee.

Vickie said...

Well Shirlee, up here I am in the fall mood still. Focusing on Thanksgiving crafts. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Mii Stitch said...

Love the candy canes in the background!!!

Trace4J said...

Love it Shirleee Friend.
I need to try me a little teaberry shuffle after I eat. May help. hehe
Love your new Christmasie layout too.
Happy Friday
Woolie Love
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Janet P said...

The new header is great, a real feast for the eyes. That commercial is so you!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love your layout! I have been feeling the same, but I made a deal with myself...I will try to remain in the fall mood until all my maples trees are bare...The last one is half green, half orange...the color is working it's way down ....but once all the splash of color are gone and I only see bare branches...Hello Winter! :)

Blessings always :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh, I love your blog....it does feel a little wintery doesn't it. :)

I still have a few maple trees that refuse to give up their leaves, so until then I am gonna try to keep a fall like mind...but it's killing me to put up a snowman or something!

Blessings always :)

butterfly said...

What a lovely layout Shirlee, I really do like the picture. Enjoy the weekend and do what ever make's you happy my sweet friend, hugs.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love the new header picture and the tartan background too.

we don't have Thanksgiving here but we do have Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Night) which is the 5th plus my Mum's Birthday (21st) so after those 2 events I am allowed to become festive!

Until then I must use the word "seasonal" as in "I must think about my seasonal shopping"!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great new blog dress GF. I changed mine up a bit too....nothing fancy, but no more witchy poos flying about. ;o)

I LOVE Teaberry gum!! (There's a place in Minocqua where I can still buy it....and I always stock up...) But, sad to say, I had forgotten completely about the Teaberry shuffle!! Thanks for sparking the memory!! Smiles & Teaberry Hugs ~ Robin