Where has the time gone? Do you realize there is less than 2 weeks left to Christmas?!? Ack!
I have so much left to do, I haven't even scratched the surface yet! I still have cookies to bake, fudge to make, gifts to sew, ornaments to create... We are doing all hand made this year, cuz our budget is tight and Hubby only works part time. It's enough to support us with food and gas to live on, but doesn't leave much for gifts.
I've started sewing a few things, but it seems like the kids are constantly vying for my attention and I find myself getting interrupted more often and I can't sew that way. Just today, when I was working on a quick little ornament on the sewing machine, Oldest was hovering right at my elbow. When I needed to move, her body blocked my elbow and I had to nudge her out of the way. Then she moved to the other side of me and brought her face way too close to the sewing machine and I couldn't concentrate. Then she started to fiddle with my scissors, the pin cushions, the fabric, the pattern, the thread-- "Stop!" I said. "I can't do this with you breathing down my neck!" I stopped what I was doing and put everything away.
That's another thing-- I have to put everything away. If I could just leave it out, I might get a lot more done, but I don't have a set sewing room. I keep my sewing machine on a little cabinet in the dining room and when I want to sew, I move it to the dining table and set everything up. It takes me an extra 10 minutes to get ready and I usually only have 20 minutes here and there. I'm thinking some rearranging might be in order after the craziness of the holidays is over. (hear that Hubby? *hint hint!*)
How about you? What are you making for gifts this year?