Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Crunch

Black Friday is not just a stressful retail day. It's also apparently when I officially begin to panic about my Christmas projects. Every year, I try to go into the holidays with a plan for any quilts that I'm making for gifts. I try to be realistic. I try to have restraint. But then comes November and two things happen:  1. that's when I get my hair-brained, last minute projects way too late in the game. I think "That would work, I could totally do that by Christmas".  And 2. nothing realistically gets done in December. My sewing room transforms into the guest room and December disappears and I get swallowed up in all of the holiday fun with family and friends. I want to be out having fun!

I feel like I need to join a group like "QFDLQFSCPN"(Quilt Friends don't let Quilt Friends Start Christmas projects in November.) I think I would have good company. Fortunately for me, I have other quilty friends who could also be founding members of this group and one of them came over for a fun sewing/eating/project/post-Thanksgiving kind of day ;)

Without giving too much away and spoiling any gift-giving plans I may or may not have, here are just a couple of sneak-peeks at some projects I'm working on.

Added to the normal November-melt down this year, I am happy to report that I have other deadlines. For the first time, I have three quilt patterns being published in the Spring. And when is the logical time for the delivery deadline to the publisher for photos? You guessed it, November 30th! I'll share more on that exciting news when I can but for now, I have to get back to it!

Happy holiday stitching,