Tis the season when many women drive themselves crazy by doing and overdoing to create a “perfect” holiday experience for their families. One where every morsel of food is made from scratch, the house decorations would turn Martha Stewart pea-green with envy, and every perfectly wrapped present has been lovingly handmade.
Been there. Done that. (Well, except for the Martha Stewart look-alike house decorations. 😉 )
How about you this year? Are you sewing until the wee hours of the night for everyone on your list? As your “to-do” list empties, are you just adding more and more tasks? Did the 3 pairs of pajama pants turn into 3 matching sets of pajamas, robe, and slippers?
This year I want our holiday to be about a little less. A little less craziness. A few less cookies. A few less commitments on the calendar. I am yearning to do some slow sewing, some of it by hand. I’d like to design some useful and beautiful items using interesting fabrics combined in unusual ways. For that kind of sewing I need plenty of good blocks of open time and the brain space to visualize and create.
What will make your holiday season special this year? Whatever you need, I hope your wishes come true!