Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CHALLENGE FOR 2012 !!!

I am hearing you--
and am hearing that you are 'saying' the same things that I have been saying for the last couple of weeks--
It is "Tis the Season" for partying, and playing, and shopping, and baking--
not for trying to get a whole years worth of Christmas sewing and gifts made!!!

SO--here is the plan---
I had already come up with a plan for me for next year--
and a couple others I have mentioned it to-
have also liked the idea--
so I am opening this gift--
so that everyone can share it!!!
so that next year--2012 at the beginning of December you can go to your closet and--
find a whole big Santa bag filled with all the gifts you have made through out the year!!!

Here's the rules--
Oh wait--there is no real rules--
bet that makes you feel better????
Here is my plan--
every month--starting in January 2012 I plan to be come a Christmas stitcher for 3 days--
the three days I have picked are the "24th, 25th, & 26th" of each and every month--
so it will seem like Christmas every month at the same time--may even save out a some Christmas music to play during those 3 days!!

I am going to take a pretty basket, tote or something to hold these 'wanna' make projects and the projects that are in the making yet--and then something to store the finished ones in for next years gifts (or to display)!!
I realize that 3 days times 11 months is only 33 days of sewing--but--maybe that '33' days will make a big difference for next year--will let you know next year!!!
So who would like to join this 'challenge' for 2012--
you can pick other dates each month if necessary --
and what other suggestions might you add to this????
Oh---Ok--no more sleeping on the idea--
time for some action here!!!!
The projects can be ufo's or new ones or just some Christmas things that each year you have wanted to make--yet there is never enough time!!!
Hugs, Di and Miss Gracie---
PS don't forget to save (or buy) and put away some--
Christmas chocolate--or candy canes--make it a real Christmas party each month!!!

10 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I've already seen a couple of gift items for next year, and if I wait until November or December, I would forget. The dates sound perfect for me, too. Sign me up.

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  2. I’m a day behind doing my blog reading so I just read about your fire! Wow! Glad everyone is okay with not too much damage.

    Now onto today’s posting…I like your idea, Di. I just wish I could make myself available each month for THREE WHOLE days to sew! I just don’t have my own life anymore, between going out to mom’s and babysitting our grandson periodically and after June watching the other grandchild. What a life I have, eh? ;-)

    Perhaps my 3 days don’t have to be consecutive? Then I could join you! What do you think?

    HUGS!
    Carol (NJ)

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  3. That sounds like a great idea...take a little stress out of the end of the year...I'll only be able to stitch at night after work but even then that would give me something to focus on...

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  4. I agree, it is a great idea! Each Christmas just creeps up and then jumps on you!! That means too that I get my Christmas stash a little more organised, bit by bit, ummm!! that could help!
    I hope you will send out reminders Di, because you know that some of us can be a little forgetful LOL!!!!
    I'll be looking out for some Christmas fabric sales at the beginning of the New Year, that should be get me enthused!
    Give that Miss Gracie a big Christmas hug from me!

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  5. I'm in! I have sooo much Christmas fabric that hasn't been used this year! And I always have great ideas during the year that somehow disappear from my brain the closer December gets!
    Hugs to you girl for a great idea ... and one for miss Gracie for being a darling.

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  6. Oh Di that sounds like a great idea!! I am always rushing to get Christmas gifts done on time. Maybe this will help. Please count me in.

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  7. I love your idea. I was wanting to do something like that--- as I looked around my sewing room this morning and saw the unfinished Halloween through Christmas projects that are waiting! I'm in and I like your dates too. (and an excuse to play Christmas music)hehe

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  9. Hi Di,Count me in, please, unless far too late?? The January X-mas tree is stitched,almost according to your dates,still working on February,and already planning on March :-) Thanks!

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