Yup, busy. I think most everybody feels the busyness of this time of year, particularly makers. I aspire to make as many of my Christmas gifts as possible.
So there is crocheting on the go, blanket and dishcloths. Christmas cards in progress. A few different table runners for assorted folk. Secret Santa projects for the office and for the quilt guild. And I always like to sew something very girly for my dear niece P in Calgary(that item is a secret for now). And some baking is always a good way to get into the Christmas spirit, plus a warm oven helps to keep the house warm!
My older son has had the same teacher 2 years in a row, so year 2 requires a bit more thinking in terms of gifting. NOT going to settle with soap or candles etc. Hmm, maybe a table runner. At the start of the year parent teacher interview I always ask their favorite colour and what colour is in their kitchen. Mrs. R got blue/grey/white potholders last year. I was thinking of Christmas, and then decided to use her colour scheme too.
The Candy Canes didn’t make the cut, and I added a blue with sparkle, a snowflake, and a white on white snowflake. Pieced, basted, quilted, it just needs to be trimmed and bound before Friday.
That was a good evenings work.
I bought this snowman material years ago, but just never found the right place for it. I think it works well here.
Wishing you satisfying work, and not too much busyness that it removes the joy of the season.