Sunday, 18 December 2011

'Tis the season...

Sunday, 18 December 2011 be extremely busy!

We've had nativities, pantos, christmas meals, discos, carol singing, parties and visiting friends.  We're just about finished - we just have a Christingle service and a Carol Singing to go and then school is out and we're headed full steam into Christmas.

It's been manic keeping track of everything - even Connor was involved in a Nativity and a Christmas party - plus all the normal things like Beavers, Ballet, Greek School, etc. but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel now.

I'm pretty much ready for Christmas.  All presents are bought and about 2/3 are wrapped.  I'm waiting on three parcels, two for DH's birthday which is Boxing Day that are waiting to be picked up at the post office in the morning and the last one is an additional stocking filler for Connor so, should it get held up, it's not really a disaster.

We're just back from a pre-Christmas visit and present swap with my family and now I have a mountain of gifts for the kids.  DH's parents arrive on Thursday to spend a week here and I know they want to take the kids shopping so I'm going to have two very spoiled children in a weeks time.

I've also pretty much completed the food shopping, I'll be up and out at stupid o'clock on Christmas Eve to get the turkey and veggies/fruit but everything else is here.  I'm hoping DH will take the kids and his parents into town that morning so I can have some last minute Mum time to get things ready.  Or, if I'm organised, to sit and stitch in front of a Christmas movie LOL.

I have been stitching a bit but not as much as I'd like as evenings have been taken up with chores so I've not made too much progress.  I've been working on L*K's Christmas by the Letter and will post a picture soon.  I have also cut out the squares for a Christmas table runner and place mats but whether or not I'll manage to get them sewn together in the next week is another matter!

I do intend to get a post together charting my crafting successes of 2011 and my plans for next year.  I've signed up for the 2012 Wipocalypse so I'll be documenting that too.  I'm hoping I'll manage some progress on my BAPs next year but also, after a year that mainly involved abstinence I think I'll be starting one or two (or four or five) new projects next year as I'm in need of some variety.  I also intend to get back to my Baby Jane quilt blocks. 


Sheila said...

Phew - you have been a busy busy bee.
Look forward to seeing more of Baby Jane next year :)
Merry Christmas to you all !!!


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