Friday, December 01, 2006
Is It December Already?
I can't believe it's December! Oh my! (Maybe because it's 67 degrees at 8 a.m. and doesn't seem like December.)
This is a very hectic time of year for my family. Not only do we celebrate Christmas, but we have three boys' birthdays. This means parties, sleepovers and more presents!
And, since I always over-extend myself, I'm trying to pare down this year. (Yeah, right!) Jack's birthday party will be next Saturday. Taylor's sleepover will be the following Friday. Carter's sleepover will be right after Christmas. I already have plans in the making. Party favors. Crafts. Food. It's too overwhelming to think about some times. Each child has his own personality and likes. I'll share more when it gets closer to each party.
Above is my WIP from yesterday. An Advent Christmas Stocking Garland (originally seen on Soulemama). I haven't yet filled the stockings (a WIP for today). The boys loved to see them yesterday when they came home from school. Joe's mother gave me most of the fabric (except the solid red flannel). It's all flannel. I don't particularly care for it, but it was free, and Christmas-y and the boys love it. That's all that matters. They are strung on a natural-colored cotton cording. It reminds me of the "good ol' days" when stockings and mittens were hung by the fire to dry.
And for other WIP's. 28 of the above "projects" that need to be completed. They are part of a gift for teachers, sisters, and friends at church. And I still think I may be short six!