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:

Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

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

Debbie said...

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

**nicke... said...

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

Quiet Quilter said...

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....

KellyS said...

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!

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said...

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!!!

The Thompsons said...

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

Katy Cameron said...

Ugh, good luck!

Issabella The Cat said...

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!

Kristen said...

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

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

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

A Home In The Highlands said...

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...

A Home In The Highlands said...

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!

Katie B. said...

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

Susanne said...

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

Good luck with every thing!!

Dee said...

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!

Linz said...

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!!

Becky said...

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!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

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

pasqueflower said...

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.

Tanya said...

Have a great Christmas. See you in January

Elizabeth D. said...

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

Leanne said...

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.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

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 :)

Kate said...

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.

Sandy said...

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

Shawn Stephenson Schumacher said...

This is beautiful!

claudia74 said...

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

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