Seriously - I think that I only managed around an hour last night - and that was snatched 15 minutes here, 10 minutes there. In the end I got up, made some Horlicks - but that didn't work - and then a cuppa and just hand sewed on the sofa watching a cringy Christmas film. In terms of what I was sewing - well it was another hexi snowflake and two TAST stitches - a knotted Cretan stitch (the fern like stitches near the gold thread) and a buttonhole wheel stitch (three multi-coloured circles towards the top of the picture). The latter I really liked and could cover the whole work with that! I have now caught up with the TAST stitches - we have one more to go before a Christmas break.
I haven't mentioned my post it notes for a while - but they are still there gazing down on me. As you can see the majority have been moved to the bottom - ie completed. So what have I not managed to do you ask? Well - it's painting the stairs (next year now), making a table runner for the cupboard in the hall (a project to be completed over Christmas) and a duck egg blue cushion for the lounge (2016 now). All in all I am quite proud of how much I have achieved - what was I panicking about?
Talking about Christmas Projects, today I made a list of things that I want to complete over the two week period. It's a want rather than a need but I will publish a list nearer the time - just to keep me focussed you understand! For every project I then have to make up a bag / cut fabric to size etc so that I have everything I need to hand if I am not at home - so the one list generates a lot of work!
So today was a quiet one. For the first time, in a long time, I did not have to go out at all (apart from walking Millie and popping into the soup club to pick up the first "Tanya Bag - thanks Shell for trialling the pattern for me) so I lit the fire early and hunkered down - wrapping presents, getting my fabric and patterns together for Saturday's patchwork class etc. If I fell asleep at all - well did it really affect anyone?
I also took the opportunity to sort some of the fabric that I bought on Saturday. This one basket of blue fabric is for a Christmas present in 2016 - and so it starts again!
Finally this pooped upon my facebook page today - thought that it hits my current spot quite nicely! Thank you to everyone who has stopped and shared a kind word.