The Fabric Maverick says ... Now is the time to start planning for the holidays!
I hate to break this to you but I did the math this morning. It is only 8 weeks until Christmas! We are now in the official holiday preseason! Don't panic!
First of all, think about what you want to do this season. Check your craft supplies and fill in the gaps. Make sure your sewing machine is in perfect order. There is nothing worse than your machine breaking down in the middle of a project.
Start making lists:
1 Dinner menu lists for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
2. Gift lists- set a budget -stick to it
3. If you are having any special parties such as a cookie swap party now is the time to send out invitations before all the days are taken. Here is a website to get you started: C & H Sugar.
4. Now would be a good time to think about projects you might be doing with the children.
5. Are you making decorations, gifts or table linen?. Now is the time to prepare a timeline so you will have time to complete the projects and still enjoy the holidays.
Whatever you do, do not stress out. This is probably not the time to start a Christmas quilt but you still have time to do pajamas for cousin Joe. Be realistic about your time and money. No one can do everything.
Stay tuned over the next 8 weeks, we will be doing projects and giving tips to make this a fun holiday season.