1. Finish my quilt
It's gonna happen. I mean, I can feel it. I decided for some really odd reason to HAND sew this quilt together so it's been sitting on a quilting loom for the past 2 years+ But I am trying to be faithful and quilt a few squares a day and I'm determined to get this baby finished before another REAL baby enters the scene.
P.s. who invented these things? I actually secretly loathe them. They give me no flexibility and I feel like I have to conform to whatever the headings and titles and questions are. I mean, do my boys care when they got each tooth? Or what their horoscope says for them? But I always felt a little sad that my baby book wasn't completed (Mom, I totally understand why it never got done by the way!). So I've finished those but for this next baby I've got to come up with a new plan. What does everyone else do for 'baby books?'
3. Photo book for 2012.
Yes, that's right, I'm a year behind. Don't rub it in. At this point I've only just gone through all our pictures from the year and selected my favourites and tentatively made January. This is going to take some serious dedication to complete. Digital cameras make for TOO many photos to choose from, does anyone else have this problem? [aka 6 photos of essentially the exact same thing X a billion photos from the year. I have uploaded over 1200 photos for this book and they are my favourites? I have a problem...]
4. Birthday planning
It is birthday season in this household. All four of our birthdays land in the next 3 months (clearly, we should have planned that better). Toby's birthday is gonna be a train themed affair and Silas is going to have a baking party. I'm excited to craft, brainstorm and buy but I'm trying to be thrifty with cost and extravagant with creativity which is not an easy feat.
I know, Halloween JUST finished but I'm excited to celebrate Advent with my kids again. There will be a few little gifties and a few creative projects but I also want to make sure to celebrate Christ and togetherness. I'm breaking out in cold sweats thinking that it's already almost November and I haven't started but I'm the one who wants to do this, so I have to just chill out. Last year I made the actual boxes so this year I just get to fill them! So excited.
6. Christmas cards?
Ummmmm. I dunno. I love doing them but I've simplified and simplified and simplified and now it's just a photo in an envelope like the rest of the western world. Can't help it, there's just not much time left. Remember when I hand made every card? Stamped and glued and hand-wrote over 250 every. year? Maybe by 2025 I'll be back there but for now....it's a photo, which by the way we haven't even taken yet. Yikes.
What creative projects are you up to?