Santa's reindeer are getting ready...
And so are we. Here's the finished tote bag for my aunt. If I were to do it again I think I'd make the pocket taller. But not by much.
We finally went out and bought a tree last night. Being so fragrance deprived most of the time, the scent of pine is almost overwhelming! DH and The Boy (DS#2) will probably string the lights when DH gets home from church. DD and the granddaughters may be over this evening; we might wait until then to put the ornaments on so they can participate. Or not!
I'm getting a little panicky about the last minute details. Do I have gifts for everyone? Do I have enough stocking stuffers? I've still got to get someone to print out the little note I want to include in our Christmas cards so they can be mailed soon. It's very hard to have to wait on others to take care of things I used to be able to do myself.
And then there are the non-Christmas projects... I still have my Oct/Nov. journal page to embellish. I know what I want to do for December's page but haven't pieced it yet. I have to embellish a tote bag for a challenge due in mid-January. I may have two more blocks to work on for the Bead Round Robin. (They arrived in the mail yesterday; I'm waiting to find out whether the owners want me to take the time to work on them or whether they just want them back.) I committed to participating in Sharon B's Take It Further challenge which begins in January. Eeek! How did this happen?! See how much trouble you can get into even when you're stuck at home?! This doesn't even account for the ideas for projects I have floating around in my head. There are so many things I want to try and to make! No fair!
"Santa, I've changed my mind. I no longer want the complete inventory of my favorite Local Quilt Shop for Christmas. I want to be able to work faster, manifest my ideas more quickly and efficiently. Is it too late to make that change to my wish list?"