Well yes it is… However, if you like to make at least some of your gifts then it is an unfortunate necessity or you will be stuck in November trying to make a million things and not enjoying any of it. This I have learned from several years of doing just that. Of course I not only think I can make every one I know right down to the mail lady a home made gift I wait until it’s snowing and I feel like it but then I’m swamped with all the other christmasy things one has to do during that time including but not limited to; baking lots and lots of yummy treats, shopping, going to special christmas events, the light walk, being too excited to sleep, being too tired to stay awake and getting fat. So this year I have made a real effort to get things going, my first goal was to finish one project a week which has turned into finishing one project every two weeks. Also I am trying to remind myself that I probably won’t get it all done and it’s better to enjoy the time making the gift then make something under so much stress I can’t stand it. I’m also making a real effort to make at least one gift for each of my children, they always seem to get left out and while I know they won’t appreciate it that much I’m hoping they will eventually.
I have finished, an octopus an elephant a pair of gloves and half a scarf. GO ME!!! I have to paint the garage and house so things may slow down a bit but I’m really going to try.
In that same vain here are some things I would like for Christmas. Last year I didn’t really want any thing but this year I do and I’m cool with that.
I would like a pair of Converse All Star High Tops. In either Red or Green. I know that’s weird but I’ve wanted a pair since Jr. High and apparently it was not a passing fad for me because I still want a pair and they now sell them at Target. Also Chuck wears them and I love Chuck he would be my number two pick for husbands after Brian.
I would like a dishwasher. Now that we’ve had our house rewired (praise the Lord and Gonzales Electric) I want a dishwasher. It has to be small and will require removing some shelves but I am so sick and tired of doing dishes plus the hot hot water of a dish washer will kill more germs then what my wimpy hands can handle.
I would like a used sturdy computer Armoire so that I can antique it, have Megan paint birds on it and change it into my sewing station. That way my sewing machine will always be set up but I can close the doors on the mess; can I get a hallelujah?!
I would like a gift card to Mod Cloth to buy a dress
I would like a gift card to Super Buzzy Bee to buy awesomely cool fabric or Colette Patterns to buy an awesomely cool pattern and time to sew.
How about you, what do you want for Christmas? I know it seems early but it’s never to early to start dreaming and giving hints to your husband.