This is as far as I got with getting out the red and green this weekend. It's embarrassing to admit but true.
On Sunday morning I had great intentions. I rounded up all the orange stuff so I could walk it downstairs to the basement for storage, when I was overcome with a case of serious fatigue. The thought of putting away, dusting, vacuuming, and getting out the Christmas stuff wore me out. So I left it all right where it was (and it remains yet tonight)...
... and I headed for the couch, put my feet up, and made a mini mitten instead.
Good idea huh? Mini mitten making is oh so much fun. I have completed 8 so far. I am thinking 12 will be plenty for a garland. Or maybe 14.
P.S. A huge THANKS for all your suggestions regarding my stem saving caper. If you are interested in this project too, go back to the comments from yesterday. Jeanette left a link to the tutorial on making the velvet pumpkins AND instructions for successful stem saving.