Rushing Down the Hill

It always seems like at the beginning of November I feel like I’m on my bike at the top of a big hill and then all of sudden — whooosh I’m rushing down at some ungodly speed and I can’t find the brakes. Does anybody else feel like that? I woke up this morning and it’s started for me, I’m whooshing. This year should be less stressful than last year — no holiday weddings — but there sure is a lot to do before we close the chapter on 2007.

Making a List...

We’re really trying to give homemade and handmade this year and I’ve been getting heart palpitations thinking about the list of things to be made. I originally made a list in my moleskin from Abby but then a rubber-stamping friend helped me make this. Its just a normal white folder folded back on itself and in half again to make an accordion. We decorated it with paper and added an envelope and a few sheets of trimmed card stock. Since these photos my lists have been added and there sure is a lot to be done. Somehow, having a list makes it seem more manageable though. If it’s a pretty list like this, all the better.

Making a List...


7 Responses to “Rushing Down the Hill”

  1. 1 twiddletails November 3, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    For a second I thought it was snowing out there already! And I thought that was a Christmas card and you were planning on making a hundred or so of them. Pheww! How relieved I am that I don’t have to feel too far behind. Although my list will probably be in a school notebook (and hasn’t been started yet).

  2. 2 Thimbleanna November 3, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. 3 amandajean November 3, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    I love your little list. if you have a lot to do, you might as well have a cute organizer!

  4. 4 sheree November 4, 2007 at 3:39 am

    A lovely way to keep your lists. And yes, that end of year rush is starting. But I really enjoy this time of year.

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    Happy Sunday!

  5. 5 Jennifer November 4, 2007 at 9:35 am

    I know exactly what you mean! I too have a huge list of handmades I want to give but remember, the stores are there just in case and sometimes gifts of time or services are appreciated as much as handmades. Just make sure you enjoy your holiday season 🙂

  6. 6 Di November 4, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    It’s good to have a list! I have a few ideas for making Christmas gifts but first I need to learn to sew. I came home from my parents today with my mum’s sewing machine – so at least I’ll get a chance to practice!

  7. 7 Jennifer November 6, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Woosh! Yes, I can hear it, too — the wooshing has begun! I can kind of hold off the feeling of panic until Halloween, because that’s enough to focus on. But then, once it’s over — woosh! My goal each year is to not be robbed by the woosh — not to let the feeling of the out-of-control-downhill-race rob me of the joys of the season. I’m going to be so bold as to combine two ideas you’ve put out there — handmade gifts, and making a choice (apron or pencil roll, etc.) — so that if certain handmade gifts DON’T get made in time, a person could receive a certificate for a choice of handmade item (“Your gift this year is your choice — a wall quilt or a new pillow for your sofa?” — etc., and maybe even “I’d love for you to help me pick the fabrics over a hot cup of tea!”) It could work!

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