Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Crunch

Well, I am definitely feeling the pinch of the holiday season! On the quilty front, I've got a huge deadline in less than two weeks for the secret project that I sneak-peeked here. I'm also suddenly trying to finish a quilt for my mother-in-law, who had major surgery yesterday, and I've got two Secret Santa gifts to get out ASAP. And in the "rest of my life" category, I still have to do our holiday decorations, all of my Christmas shopping, and my Christmas cards ... and I have to get all that stuff done early, because I'm spending the week before Christmas at my sister's in Michigan! This on top of the fact that my 2-year-old is thoroughly acting her age lately, so it's hard for me to get anything done during her waking hours.

Um, sleep much? Nope, not me.

So this is a long way of saying that posting will be sporadic around here through the holidays. I've also decided to put WIP Wednesday on hiatus until the first week of January. Feel free to do your own WIP Wednesday posts anyway—there just won't be a linky. I'm sure most of us have little time for blog-hopping right now anyway!

Wish me luck with all my stuff—and best of luck with all of yours!

28 comments:

  1. I hear ya! I feel the same way. Have a wonderful Christmas with your sister and rest of your family!

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  2. Totally experiencing what you are feeling - just replace the two-year-old with my f/t job! Good luck & take care!

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  3. i totally understand. i have been feeling a bit panicky thinking of all the "makes" i need to get done! yikes!

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  4. You have your priorities straight...Enjoy..

    When I was knitting, I once packaged up a back and several skeins of yarn and gave it to my mother for her birthday with a note telling her it will be done in a bit....

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  5. Good luck Lee! I will be back in January if you get the time to post again. I completely understand that life comes first! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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  6. I was just thinking that I need to focus on Christmas. I have to get my decorating and shopping done.

    Great idea Quiet Quilter....I will remember that next time I don't have a gift done in time!!!

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  7. I feel ya! My 2 year old has been doing the same. Hope you get everything finished that you need to. :)

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  8. Good luck honey, I think anyone that wants any sort of hand made Christmas this year is starting to feel antsy! hope you get it all sorted in time to have a lovely relaxed holiday!

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  9. Good luck on making those handmade gifts. See you in the new year!

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  10. Sounds like the good old holiday season :) Good Luck on your secret project and all else you have going on :)

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  11. I feel your pain. I made a quilt for my 9 year-old niece last Christmas and a few weeks ago she sprung it on me that her "absolute number one thing on her Christmas list was *another* quilt" - all fine except I have a 3 month old baby and my husband is in Afghanistan! I'm sure we'll all pull it off in the end and being busy is wonderful really...

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  12. Oh and backing up what Quiet Quilter said, I was once given half a knitted sock for Christmas by someone who ran out of time and it's still the funniest most memorable present I have ever been given!

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  13. Good luck with everything, Lee! I hope everything is okay with your mother-in-law.

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  14. Breath :) and take one moment at a time !!!

    Good luck with every thing!!

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  15. Lee, take care of yourself and family this holiday...you have a lot on your plate and I wish you all the best for Christmas and your break from WIP. I appreciate all you've done to help me stay motivated!

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  16. Good luck with it all!! You'll do it perfectly, I am sure! Have a wonderful holiday season! We'll miss you on Wednesdays! :)

    Take care and happy holidays!!

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  17. Good luck getting it all done! I feel your pain, my 3 yr old is totally acting her age too, it must be the season!

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  18. Good for you. I've been feeling all sorts of stress (something in the air among the 2 year olds). You can do it!

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  19. I hear you loud and clear. Try to get a little sleep. Enjoy the holidays. Your blogging buddies will be here in January, eager to hear all about it.

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  20. Have a great Christmas. See you in January

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  21. Makes good sense! Good luck with your fun secret project and finding time for sleep and holiday fun in between the work! :)

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  22. I hope that in amongst all that you can have some fun and enjoy the season. No problem on the link, I think it is great you go to the trouble as much as you do.

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  23. I totally get the 2 year old behaviour, mine is being terrible (and she only turned 2 last week!!)! Best of luck with all your makes and I look forward to the return of WIP Wednesdays :)

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  24. Aw, man, and just as I got my act together to link up! I understand, though, I'm rushing for the holidays, too. Good wishes to your mother-in-law, too.

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  25. Popped in for wipw, sorry to see it's on hold. Sounds like life is busy...hang in there and remember if things don't get done...it's ok. Christmas will still happen and it be just fine. The beauty of aging...one finally realizes that. lol

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  26. Dear Lee, my english is not good, but I can tell you that your blog and your quits are wonferfull!!!!!!

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