These last two months have been, oh, a tiny bit stressful as far as Christmas presents were concerned. I had decided back in February that I would make each of my nieces a doll quilt, just like the one Ella got for her Valentines Day present. My two nephews would get simple lap blankets. I started buying fabric here and there, looking for the best prices, hoarding them away in my craft closet, getting ready for the time to start sewing. Tom gave me a really hard time about starting so early – that it was ridiculous to even think about Christmas yet (even in October). I’d have enough time – no worries.
And then all of a sudden, summer was over and Fall was hitting us in full force. By that time, I’d also decided to crochet and knit the gifts I’d give my sister (we started drawing names this year, so at least it was only one sister, and not 4) and I was nowhere near completing one single project. A few weeks later, after several late-night sewing marathons, and what felt like a hundred hours on the couch – head bent, feet tucked up, needles going as fast as my novice hands could make them – I finally finished everything. Just in time to box it up and send it off for the holiday. I was pretty happy with how everything turned out, and am already thinking about next year’s projects (not one word, Tom!)
(More pictures, with more details, on flickr.)