Yesterday I hit panic mode. Christmas is getting very close and my to-do list isn't shrinking as quickly as I would like. Having another new baby has been a challenge this time around. Don't get me wrong. He's a great baby. He sleeps well (all night, in fact). He eats well. He's growing. He's happy. He's perfect in every way. It's really just me. I have been so much busier since he's been here. It has been a big change from 5 children.
I was almost in tears yesterday while driving home from preschool as I mentally reivewed my to-do list. Too much to do. Definitely not enough time or energy. And lots of WIP's. Maybe too many.
When I arrived home, I found a little package hanging on my front door. It was this way-cool apron from my friend, Christy. Christy (who also gave me my baby shower a few months ago) has a degree in fashion design. She has taught me a lot about sewing these past few months and she has the nerve to want to move across the country! (She and I also have matching zebra coats!)
So, anyway, while Spenser napped, I popped Sawyer in his swing next to my sewing machine and I got to work on the 28 mystery WIP's from a few weeks ago. I finished all 28 of them. But I still need six more ... at least.
(Brinda and Kim -- look away now!)
Tissue pouches! They are four layers thick.
Last night I was determined to make another batch of soap for Christmas. I was trying to run around the house doing last-minute things so I could make the soap, well into the night if need be. So, as I was rushing around the house, I remembered we needed milk for this morning's breakfast. I was running out the door before the store closed and slammed my right index finger in the door. It is terribly sore and black & blue and swollen. I don't think it's broken. I wanted to cry, but I was in too much pain to cry. Needless to say, no soap was made last night. I couldn't not imagine pulling my rubber gloves off and on a gazillion times over my sore finger.
So on to Plan B: Taylor's sleepover is tonight. I still hadn't made the stockings I had planned to make. So, I pulled out my white fabric and candy-cane striped ribbon and made 10 "blank" stockings. These are for children to decorate with rickrack, buttons, and green felt (Christmas trees?).
We'll see if I survive this sleepover long enough to make my soap on Saturday afternoon. Wish me luck!