The Fabric Maverick says... Are you on the Naughty or Nice List?
Okay, I can hear someone grumbling that it is only July and you are sweating bullets! In the next couple of weeks, you will be seeing Fall clothes in the department store. School is starting very shortly! My resolution was to get organized this year! It would be nice for once to have everything done by November 1. Then I could actually enjoy the holiday. One of the first things you should decide is what you are going to buy and what you are going to make. For instance if you are going to make someone a quilt, you should start this month unless you are making a jelly roll quilt. Now is the time to buy Christmas fabric. There is still 6 days until the sale ends. To help customers, we are having a 2 week sale instead of 1 week. Don't wait until November to discover most of the Christmas fabric is gone.
There are always projects I say I am going to make but I never seem to get around to it. One of these is a casserole carrier. During the holidays, I always end up taking a casserole somewhere and it is always an issue on how to pack it so I will not have a backseat full of green bean casserole. Do you have a project that is in the back of your mind? Get into a sewing mode now. Once you have determined what you would like to sew for the holidays, set up a sewing schedule and stick to it. I am planning to have my projects done by October. Time seems to fly between November and Christmas. Now is also the time to do price comparisons on line or in stores for those gifts you want to buy. I imagine that money will be tight for everyone this year so planning to stretch your dollar is very important. Go through your gift wrapping supplies and make sure you will have enough tape, ribbon, gift wrap, etc.
Even though this will not happen to you prepare your IOU coupons. These are coupons for those people whose presents did not get finished. It should include a finish date to be redeemed by recipient. You can always blame it on the elves who are notorious for being tardy and unruly. In fact, an elf was supposed to push a button to publish my blog yesterday but he fell asleep at the switch. It was a good thing I checked this morning.