Am I the only person who over extends this time of year? I love November, in fact I call it Sweet November because it is National Novel Writing Month. I love to write with a daily deadline and chat with all the other Nanos on the forum. But...
I decided in October that I could also swing a patchwork quilt for my brother Yule pressie. I am halfway done the top...but don't have the steam to finish.
I also have two small holiday swaps to do. They are the least of my worries though because I find them pleasurable and bring me holiday cheer as I work on them.
I wish I had taken the advice of people who told me to start crafting for Yule in July. The only thing I want to do right now is write my book and when I am not writing I want to think about my book.
Thanks for reading my wall of text : ) I feel a lot better.
I know how you feel. I have 2 swaps that I'm working on, and I have to do a lot of work in all my classes, and somehow I need to find the time to keep my apartment clean and start decorating for Christmas.
But, it's just the early winter rush where everything has to be done all at once.
I felt over-extended in October, I had two costume an 4 person family for Halloween, make my boyfriend's anniversary gift and my poor blog which I had such expectations for got pushed to the wayside because every day I had off of work in October went to making those costumes.
I know what you mean about running out of steam to finish gifts for the holidays! I took it upon myself to crochet scarves for my mom, sister and best friend, and to make tukes (snow hats) for my dad and three brothers, and brother-in-law.... I have never crocheted anything before october! I learned and practiced by making round coasters, which I deiced to use for other gifts for my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law. I have 1 and 1/2 scarves done and one hat done! I need to pick up the pace, lol! On top of that I was going to try and make homemade marshmallows and hot cocoa for everyone too. I've been practicing the marshmallows, still havent been able to have the set up right yet though.... now that I think about it... I should probably be crocheting right now instead of wandering around pinterest.com and CO+K! haha
Pam you said Tuke LOL. I never heard that word before I moved to Canada. You are brave to take on doing something completely new! Crocheting is on my list of things to learn. I am scratching my head on the marshmallows. For some reason, they seem beyond my skill level. I don't do good with gooey things.
Pinkweeds, you just made me feel really guilty...because you did all that and you were working. I am not working right now, I am just procrastinating. For me guilt is powerful motivator...so I am hanging my head in shame and going to get on to that quilt.
Monika, you put the nail in my complaint coffin. I am going to get back to work and quit fooling around.
Well it is nice to know I am not the only person who feels this way. I just need to complain less and get to crafting.
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