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.
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Hope you have a good day.