As I started to work on my wood burning project (which I won’t be able to share with you anyway, because it’s for a family member, and I can’t take any chances online), I got this panicky ache in my chest. I started to think about everything else I have to do before Christmas. I know, it seems just too weird to think about Christmas in June, but not when you’re making all your gifts.
So I decided to write down everything I’m making; to get organized, and make a list (not including the wood burning project, since that will be done before Christmas).
Here it is:
- two blankets (just have to sew together)
- spirals rug — also easy crochet rugs
- crochet for charity scarf
- shimmery afghan
- easy going crochet blanket
- inside out blanket
- crochet brimmed flapper hat
- crocheted bookmarks
- circles afghan
- reader’s wrap
- snowflake ornament
- octie throw
- festive garland
- Christmas trees (small table top)
- Thai garden collar
- tactical squares throw
- Judy’s warm hugs blanket
- crochet basket (w/twine)
The ones that are bold and in italics are projects I have decided will be fairly simple and take much less time, maybe a day to do (I’ll make more than one snowflake ornament, of course!). My mom thinks I’m crazy and am trying to kill myself. It’s funny. I was worried about her a couple of weeks ago because of her diabetes (her sugar was going up and down). I said to her, “What am I going to do if you just don’t wake up in the morning?” And she replied, “Well, do you know where my funeral clothes are?” I was shocked, but when I share that with other people they just laugh that my mother has all her funeral clothes ready and in one place (shoes and all) so that I don’t have to deal with that when she dies.
So when I showed this big list (plus practicing the piano to prepare two new George Winston pieces for her 88th birthday in October) she asked me, “Do I need to be planning for your funeral?” Ha ha ha.
Oh darn. I forgot the blankie I’m going to make for Henry, Geoffrey and Emily’s baby, who’ll be one around that time.
What do you think? Too much? Well, I’ll do what I can. When it gets down to the wire, I’m sure I’ll have to do some cutting and editing. 😦
P.S. I will not be posting again until Wednesday. I will have family in town from this afternoon through Tuesday. Enjoy time off without me! LOL