Monday, December 21, 2009

I'm running and running

and I can't catch up!

So, I am going to show you what I have gotten done this weekend. This is really for me and not you, but I need to do it to remind myself that I am not just running circles around myself. I have gotten quite a few things done; I have, I have!

I sewed an angel costume and a sheep costume for the nativity play. Why, oh why, did I wait until the last minute, literally? You can't look inside these lovely items, but the outside worked.



I like to make my daughters' holiday dresses, but I haven't always done it. This year, one daughter wore her sister's dress from last year--which was store bought. Work for me=none. Another daughter found a new dress that she loved which was also store bought and I got a fantastic price on it. All I had to do was remove the jewels around the waistband--I thought it was a little much with them on. Work for me=very little. Then comes my little Lady-loo. She isn't picky and she has a lot to choose from, but I really wanted her to have a dress that I made for her. The others have had so many made for them that I just wanted her to have one, too. So I made one. Work for me=more than I bargained for. {Note to self: You know you hate using bias tape--don't use it.} Here are the girls just before church in their COORDINATED (how did I do that?) dresses:


For the children's class I teach at church, I procrastinated wrapping a little gift for them so I hastily bagged and bow-ed them before church. Then, I thought it would be fun to have cookies and to decorate a cookie to take home (we have church right at lunch time--ouch). So, I made cut out cookies and frosting as fast as I could. It was a big success and I was so glad I did it.

Now I am still trying to get my gifts finished and my boxes mailed which is what I really meant to have absolutely finished this weekend instead of working on this other stuff. It is hard to prioritize when there is so much. I know I am late. It bothers me, but I am glad that I am sending out gifts I made. It would be so much easier to buy gift cards for everyone, but it wouldn't mean the same thing for me. Maybe next year it will, but not today.

I am working and I am accomplishing. Only 43 projects left to go...

1 comments:

Shannon,  said... December 22, 2009 at 2:25 AM  

Holy cow! You are amazing under pressure! The girls are absolutely darling!

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