It happens every year. I can't resist going into a full-on gift-making frenzy about, oh, two weeks before Christmas.
Now you could sensibly suggest that I just start a little earlier. But there's a big problem with that.
I'm not inspired.
I have never been one of those people who can meticulously and calmly do all their shopping and gift-making all year round.
First, I would definitely never find where I had stored anything purchased or made in January when the holiday finally rolls around almost a year later.
A lot happens in a year, you know? In fact, so much happened to me in the last year, I can't exactly tell you what happened.
Besides, what's the fun in all that planning?
What's fun is getting really excited as the holiday season rolls in and going out and buying all sorts of supplies and going into a gift-making frenzy.
Unfortunately, not all of those gifts get made. And then they lie foundering and half-made until a birthday or other event inspires me again. However, it's not easy to get inspired again, once you've lost the urge.
Take last year: I made five Potluck Take-Alongs, designed by Melissa Frantz from Stitch Gifts 2011, and two remain stubbornly unmade. Those that were made and given were very much appreciated. The remaining two are sooooo close. Yet every time I try to make myself sit down to make them, I just can't
I am definitely going to finish them before this Christmas. Really!
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And seriously, am I the only person this has ever happened to? Can we all make a resolution to clear out those unfinished gifts? Let me know!