It's Christmas Eve in Australia and I'm done with sewing for a few days. No, I didn't finish all the gifts I had planned to sew. Last night, at 1.00am, I decided that enough is enough. Hand sewing a zip upside down was the final straw. It's going to be a super cute little pouch when I rip out the stitching and re-attach the zip, but today's not the day.
It was meant to be a practice run for a new pattern I'd bought. Why did I think that the day before Christmas Eve was a good time to be learning how to make a zippered pouch using traditional Japanese methods??? And then thinking I'd use those new skills to make a couple of Christmas presents!!! The handmade gifts were extras, so it's not a problem.
Today I'm going to leisurely wrap presents, then head out to the garden for some much needed exercise, if it doesn't rain that is.
This time of year means different things to different people. For me, it's all about family - a day with the most important people in my life.
If it's hot, there'll no doubt be water of some sort. Last year it was water pistols and the new slippy slide and not just for the little kids - lots of fun. The forecast is for a wet Christmas, so maybe it'll be games inside.
What we do during the day is not important - being together is.
However you spend this time of year, I hope there's lots of fun and laughter celebrating with the people who mean the most to you.
Seasons Greetings - Merry Christmas - Happy Hannukah
See you in 2015...