Work in Progress Wednesday – Holiday Prep

It’s that time of year!  My Christmas shopping is done, I have all the wrapping paper, ribbons, cards, and the enthusiasm… so I know the next 41 days will pass quickly.  And because I knew that I was going to have some down time while I recovered from surgery, I planned out my projects as best as I could.

So the goal was to have all the gifts I was making for others done before I went to the hospital. And for the most part, I did.  I have one more zippered pouch to make.  But having 7 of 8 done before my time goal, I consider myself pretty snazzy.  So I have one more pouch to make, but they only take 20ish minutes, so I just need to sit down and DO IT.

The first full day I was home after surgery, I was scrolling through my Etsy app and purchased a few kits from the Sweetwater shop.  The first thing that has to be done is the Thanksgiving runner I’m making for the sweet Amish family that hosts us for Thanksgiving.  Matt and I started dating the day after Thanksgiving 2004, but every Thanksgiving since (with the exception of 2011) we have been with this wonderful family.  It’s one of those families where when I walk in, I feel like I’ve come home.  So it just seems perfect 🙂

For my birthday (in JULY), I was given the material to do a quilt for the winter.  Because I loved it so much, I bought more material and a stocking pattern so we can finally have beautiful Christmas stockings!  I started piecing Liam’s stocking over the weekend and I love it!  I’ve asked my sister-in-law to help me embroider our names on the stocking cuffs.

I also bought a Christmas countdown kit and am super excited to to set it up with the kids.  I also really, really want to re-vamp our tree skirt, and have a zillion ideas… I just need to pace myself.

I’m feeling fine mentally, but my body still needs to catch up.  Today, I accidentally tore off the glue that held one of my incisions together.  Whoops.  And ouch.  I’m battling a stinking virus thing that everyone else seems to have had and I’m catching the tail end of. In light of that… I’m going to head to bed.  I’m going to ignore the piles of material and my excitement and get some rest.  Maybe.

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