Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I always do this!

I love Christmas time.  I always plan tons of homemade gifts.  I even start them early.  Yet somehow I always have that sudden point where I make a list of the presents still to make and then look at the calender and ask myself what was I thinking.

In fact last year I fully intended to make Janet's family ALL stockings.  Now in my defense she does have a big family, at least to me.  Hey remember this is my defense!  I got the three stockings done for her boys, I just never got the stockings done for Janet and her husband.  Yes they are on my list for this year, they're actually in the middle of assembly.  I've come up with a really easy way to make these and they even get quilted as you go, but they still just take a certain amount of time.  

I have finished two other stockings for Daphne's teacher.  Those are the ones with names on them in the slide show of my projects.  I had never appliqued names onto a stocking before, but I thought they turned out really cute.

Now my list is down to finishing Janet's 2 stockings, I need to make 4 - 5 tote bags, a few gift card holders and by the end of December I'd like to finish a wall quilt for my Dad.  Of course there are all those other little projects I'd love to make but I just don't know that I'll get to them.  Maybe I'll cut them out and take them with on our trip to visit the parents for Christmas.

Oh well I better get back to the sewing machine, otherwise I'll really not get the things on my list done!!!! 

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