Friday, November 25, 2011

Whose Stupid Idea Was This?

A homemade Christmas?  All the gifts to be made lovingly by hand?  Whose stupid idea was that?  Yeah, okay, it was mine!  Now here we are exactly one month before Christmas and all I have to show for this plan is a lot of ideas and piles of supplies! 

The question now remains - "Can I pull this rabbit out of the hat?"

I'm not sure what the answer to this one is!  Hopefully, yes, I will manage to pull it off!  One way or another, I will have a lot of stitching and craft projects to show you in the next little while - either the promised handmade Christmas gifts or the stuff I will be doing instead.  My new work schedule has been playing havoc with my stitching time, let alone my computer time, but I have decided I am simply going to HAVE to get dh into the housecleaning routine, as much as he hates it!  That should free up a little time for me!  Cross your fingers for me!


shawkl said...

Ha! Yep, those 'good ideas' have a way of sneaking up on you! Hugs! And, good luck in teaching hubby new tricks...hee, hee, hee...wish I was a fly on the wall to hear that conversation. Might just want to go out and buy some rose colored glasses...then everything will look better...whether it's clean or not. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Homemade edibles are the way to go! Spiced nuts, pepper relish, etc. are easy and will get oohs and aahs :)

Marilyn said...

Kerry, for the first time ever I'm done Christmas other than making some lotion, salve and lip balms. I decided last year would be my last making gifts because my DIL has much different taste than I and likes very little of what I make. Rather than put all those hours into something that will disappoint, I'm just making little ornament money envelopes. I made a cq cusion for my sister and that's it for me. I miss making gifts but now I have time to get caught up on a lot of other painting my kitchen which I finished off yesterday morning very early before I headed off to our local quilting group retreat.

Cathy K said...

After this hectic Thanksgiving weekend, when visiting family members will return home, I plan to get crackin’ on my handmade Christmas presents, too. I am crocheting little bottle caps and scarves for the neighbors (we give them sparkling cider), make a dozen or so pillowcases, and hopefully throw together burp rags, swaddling blankets and a quilt or two. Yeah, for THIS year, LOL! ;-)

Now, on the subject of DH and housework - he really does need to help out. Bruce does 2/3 of the laundry and in exchange I do 2/3 of the cooking. I clean 2/3 of the bathrooms (he does his one) and he vacuums and takes out the trash. I dust and do the kitchen floors and we split loading/unloading the dishwasher. It works out well, and if he doesn`t do his share, he has to take me out to dinner, LOL!!

So, good luck. I`m gonna get my buns off the computer now and go clean up a space in my studio!

Hugs, Cat