Thursday, December 03, 2009
I was going to save this picture for tomorrow's Foto Friday FEET challenge, but decided against it just because it so perfectly conveys how I am feeling right now.
I have been so sporatic at this here bloggity blog (sniff, sniff) even though I have an incredible lot I would *like* to share. Crafts we've been making. Gifts I have been finishing. Books I am in love with. Ideas I've been contemplating. Funny things that have been happening....(you know! The good stuff!) But time just seems to slip right through my fingers.
Ever felt like there is SO much to do that you just can't get motivated to do it all? Ugh.
I have Christmas letters, envelopes, pictures, labels and stamps all sitting in their nice little piles awaiting "stuffing". (I spent $35.00 on stamps yesterday! ack!!!)
I have a house to clean (yeah-it needs it too!) for company coming to stay for the weekend.
I have food to prepare for said company.
I have apples STILL to make into sauce (yes---I have made several batches of sauce and butter but these apples are like fish and bread, I tell ya)
I have boxes of decorations waiting to enliven this house in the Christmas spirit.
I have a church directory to create and a solo to practice.
And worst of ALL!?!?
It is now December!! And all my Christmas presents are not yet made! In fact, there is a goodly portion still yet to do! I really don't want to miss CHRISTMAS because I am too busy. That is not me, not who I am.
Not to mention: why is it when you have a whole mess of things on your sewing-to-do list that you always get an itch to make things for YOURSELF?! Right when you CAN'T?!?!
Now is right about the time when I think "Oh-wouldn't it be nice to make a child's nativity set out of Felt Wee Folk, for the children to handle and enjoy? I could wrap up each character and give one them each day...."
"Oh rats! This is year #2 that I have wanted to make an advent calendar for the children and year #2 when I don't have enough time to actually DO it!! WHY didn't I make one back in June?!?!"
"I REALLY love this bag and would love to try to copy it for myself. And this pillow, which I have been dreaming about since October (and now it is out of season but I don't care). And babycakes needs some serious slipper/booties and how hard would it be to make a pair like these (minus the plaid) myself?! And Oh-I love those EIGHT butterick patterns I got at Joann's for .99c last week and WISH I could manage some time to jump into them.... That one dress would be so PRETTY!"
and don't get me started about envisioning homemade matching Christmas outfits for everyone this year. Cuz it just ain't happening.
The way I figure it is January could go one of two ways: I go nutso sewing all the things I am pining after right now OR I go into permanent hibernation. At this point, hibernation is looking pretty appealing.