Can't see the forest for the trees.

I’m reaching the stage of pre-holiday-ness where I think I’m pretty much done with everything when in reality I have so much more to do. I slack off until the last minute and then drive myself crazy trying to get everything done. Part of the reason for starting this blog was to break bad habits and that’s just what I plan to do in this instance.

Here are the holiday cards I made this year. I sent out one batch and then forgot to write and send the rest.

Holiday cards 2008

That’s on the to-do list for tonight. I also need to finish up the potholders (I’m madly in love with them so expect lots of pictures tomorrow), make some bookmarks, sew some buttons and crochet some mini cloths.

Holiday cards 2008

I have to do laundry, clean my house and make cookies for the work holiday party on Thursday. I have to wrap gifts and buy something for my brother and (hopefully) buy new jeans for me.

Holiday cards 2008

I have to spend some quality time with my boyfriend before he leaves for California for three weeks. I have to pack for a weekend at the cabin and a week in Mexico. I have to do all this by Thursday night.

Holiday cards 2008

I’m not worried, though. If I worry I’ll get stressed and I don’t want to be stressed. I want to be happy and enjoy the fast paced life I find myself in around the holidays. I want to get everything done so I can relax with my family this weekend. I want to be relaxed for my first ever trip to Mexico. I want to come home to a clean house and work on a lemon yellow (with green accents) bento box quilt…assuming it’s still calling my name after my trip.

My immediate future happiness depends on my hard work over the next four days. It’ll be so very worth it.


  1. Ohhhh! Are those made with paint chips? Very cool idea! You are so patient to do all of those.

  2. Yes they are! The samples that were wide enough were also the ones with the little white stripes in between. At first I was indifferent to the stripes but now I think they're cute. And, you know, free.

    The only thing I don't like is that you can see the sample through the paper, especially in these pictures. Oh well, they're homemade so that's fine, right?

    And really, it was like: cut paper in half, fold, fold, cut tree window, glue paint sample, glue flap, press. Repeat. Ta-da! I felt like a surgeon cutting out all those trees with my scalpel-like exacto blade and it reminded me of you. So, you know, I had to write about it in your card. Not very holiday-esq but I couldn't help myself.


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