Merry Christmas, a little belatedly. I hope you all had a wonderful time. Our celebrations continue, but we have one glorious day today with no commitments before we head out for our next trip over the river and through the woods. It's a good thing, too, because it's snowing like crazy outside right now.
As much as I love Christmas and all the build up to it, I'm almost as glad that it's over as the kids are sad. For me, there's so much chaos surrounding the holidays and so many things that get sacrificed in hopes of eeking every spare second out of the day.
Over the years, I've learned not to get overly ambitious in the Christmas crafting department. Trying to rush to complete last minute things just results in frustration, wasted fabric, and no-so-good-Holiday-spirit. Nevertheless, I always have to make some things, and when I do, the first thing to go is straightening up between projects.
Even though, I KNOW, I'll end up wasting more time overall moving the mess around or losing something, or God-forbid, accidentally cutting into some precious fabric sitting under something else.
One of the things I made was this quilted wall-hanging.
Frank helped me lay out the triangles and commented on how hard it is to NOT make a pattern. Wise and true words from my young man.
Before I started the wall-hanging, my craft room was in pretty bad shape, so I did have the sense to clean it. But it didn't last long. It's a mess again. See?
So I'm up at 7:00 am on a vacation day trying to figure out how best to spend my precious free day. Cleaning my craft room is definitely my first priority. Then maybe some selfish sewing.
I've had fabric to make this duffel for months, and it would be great to make it today, so I could use it for my next trip or for going to the gym which I'm sure I'll do at least once after I've made my New Year's resolutions. This makeup bag would also be nice for both of those things. I'd have to venture out in the snow, though, to get zippers for those things.
I've also been wanting to make the Tova top for ages. I could start on that. I've got a few grown-up Lisette patterns that I could try. I was thinking about making one in red out of my Lizzie House Pearl Bracelet fabric, but maybe I wouldn't wear it much now that Christmas is over.
Or I could just go back to bed and read my book club book or rewatch Downton Abbey in preparation for season 3. Decisions, decisions.
Hope you're enjoying a nice break, too.