The Great Preparation
I made a goal to have everything done by Wednesday. All my Christmas preparations will be complete and I will be able to enjoy the last few days with my kiddos in peace and joy. The past three years I have been up until one or two trying to get things done, and it wasn't restful at all! I didn't really get to enjoy anything. And then Christmas morning came, and I was still stressed because all we had for breakfast was cold cereal. On Christmas morning. Travesty!
The good news is I am on track!
Thus far I have made a beautiful Zippy Strippy Quilt courtesy of Jenny Matlock.
For Faye, I found this chair at Savers.
It was rickety and an artist had taken a permanent marker to the glorious hot pink.
I made three capes last weekend-ish. One for Faye,
Faye has taken to carrying around my purses. So we decided to give her her own purse. I found one at the DI which was fairly cute albeit dirty and plain.
Now, I have some in-law gifts to make, but I am already half done with those. Just a little more minor sewing and hot gluing and painting. I am hoping to get the sewing done today, but who knows if I actually will. Sewing is hard with an overly curious one year old.
And I still have some shirts for Jeffrey to make. I am so happy I learned the fine art of Freezer paper stenciling! It sure is easy and makes things look nice.
So, I will most likely still be scarce until Thursday or so, but then I will have a peaceful, happy and full of play with my kids kind of Christmas. I will be able to read Dicken's Christmas Carol (on my list every Christmas time), sip cocoa, cuddle with Jeffrey, and enjoy the last few days, hassle free. Sweet!