It has been a busy month here, people! It's so exciting when it's busy but it does make it hard to get some blogging time in. I hope you aren't too mad at me ;-)
Let us talk about holiday stress and our projects. *deep breath*
I LOVE giving handmade gifts. I love picking out the perfect project, in the perfect color and making it up with my own two hands. I have developed my own guidelines about my gift-giving with regard to my projects that keep me from going crazy. How about bullet points? If I could send you a powerpoint presentation I would.
- I can't make everyone something every year.
- Not everything will get done by the due date
- Sometimes the wrapping is pretty, too
- Decide not to be upset
Also, someone might get upset that they did NOT get something handmade. As long as you've gently reminded them how busy you are and that you may or may not have something planned for them in future... what else can you do? You can NOT feel guilty that you didn't get something done for them. You're doing your best.
- Make something I enjoy making
Wow, all of that doesn't sound especially happy. But really - I've given myself freedom. I have given myself permission to knit what I want, for whom I want, when I want and left my holiday open to enjoy my family. (I never was an all-nighter kind of person. It just makes me a blubbering idiot the next day and who wants to be an idiot on a holiday?!)
Please have a low-stress December. Remember to take breaks and be easy on yourself. Let me know if you need ANYTHING. And feel free to comment with your favorite way to de-stress!
p,s. I'll be back with links to last-minute project ideas!