Have you started making gifts yet for the holiday season? I admire you if you started back in July, like I should have! I just recently started making a list of the gifts I want to make. I have gifts completed for just a couple people, but I sure would love to be able to give more handmade gifts this year.
Here’s my list so far, of the projects I want to make for gifts:
-Charm square table runner
–Little Forest Quilt (in progress!)
–More bird ornaments
–Advent House ornaments
-Travel jewelry pouch from the Fall 2010 issue of Stitch magazine
-Travel sewing kit from the Fall 2010 issue of Stitch magazine
I used to tell myself that if I didn’t have to work, I would have time to make all those things I want to make. I’m not working now, but I feel like I have less time than before!
I am taking two classes, which means I’m gone about five hours a day. Then I have homework to do. I try to cook and bake a little more, and clean parts of the house once a week (not just before guests stop by). That just tells me that life is busy, no matter what you are doing.
I put a new list on my sidebar called Quilts I Want To Make. Maybe I will get to those projects next year, as long as I finish the five or so quilt tops I have piled in the closet, waiting to be quilted.
These days, I have started telling myself, “if I had all the time in the world, I would make this!” And then I add it to my list.