Tuesday, November 15, 2011

15 Minute Challenge

I had a hard time getting motivated to sew this week.  I brought Little Girl home with me on Wednesday to stay overnight.  Thursday I spent most of the day getting my car registered and inspected.  Friday, my daughter fixed my birthday dinner and carrot cake.  Saturday and Sunday, just plain lazy and Monday I spent the day shopping, cooking and going to a Weight Watchers' meeting.  We won't talk about how much weight I've gained since the last meeting I attended.

Perhaps it's time to admit my real reason for lack of sewing.  Frustration. Disappointment.  It was my intention that this Christmas would be a homemade Christmas but I think I started too late.  I've been feeling very pressured.  As a start, I intended to make a few pairs of fleece pants for Little Girl.  So I bought a pattern on sale.  She's currently wearing 18-24 months size.  I had some fleece leftover from another project so I sat down and got started.  I chose to sew size 2.  Apparently 24 months and size 2 aren't quite the same.  She might be able to wear them in about 4 years.  I gave up.  I went online and ordered a couple fleece outfits that I know will fit, are coordinated, were less expensive and absolutely no frustration.  I intended to make fleece pants for the other grandchildren too but I'm just not up for it.  Maybe next year.

Still having made that decision, I just couldn't make myself sit down to sew.  But I'm getting excited about all Christmas ornaments I'm seeing on other blogs.  I bought my tree last year about 3 days before Christmas.  Needless to say, I didn't have much choice for ornaments so I ended up with silver and blue balls.  It was my first full-size tree in about 11 years.  Even though the tree was pretty, I'm hoping to add some cute ornaments this year.

So now that I've confessed all, here's to a more productive sewing week this week.

To see how others have done on their 15 Minute Challenge, visit Life in Pieces.

Hope you have a good day.


thea said...

I'm not making much for Christmas this year either. When I proposed it to my children (that we have a homemade Christmas), none of them wanted to make anything soooo. Anyway, don't get discouraged. There's always next year.

Shay said...

Happy Birthday for last week.

I'm not doing a lot of handmade this year either. I figure Im going to be so busy with other things I need to be kind to myself and just accept I cant manage it.

Maybe next year?

Kate said...

Realizing that it's not happening is both bad and good. Bad because you get frustrated, but then good because you move on to other stuff. Hope this week has been more productive.