I lost my Christmas Spirit on Sunday. Pouf. Just like that. I'm really sad about it. And mad as to the reasons why. But mostly just sad. I usually love Christmas. I can't bring myself to wrap presents or bake Christmas cakes. I have bags and bags of gifts and baking ingredients lying around the house and it's starting to look a like like an episode of Hoarders. I took the new Christmas tree down (and back to the shop to get my money back), and I can't even look at Instagram. Because have you seen how many Christmas photos there are on Instagram? Lots. I will not be commenting on your Christmas posts on your blogs. I won't even be reading them. Sorry.
I'm hoping the Christmas Spirit comes back because I'm tired of being sad and I generally avoid being around people who are all bah humbuggy and grinchy about the season, and more particularly, the celebration that happens around Christ's birth.
Around this time of the year I'm ready to tell you about this year's Christmas dress or Christmas skirt, and what I'm thinking of making. But the thought of making such a thing makes me sad so I won't mention it again.
However I am off to Sydney later this week for a few days, and I promised myself a month ago that I wouldn't go to any dress fabric store unless I could sew three things from my stash. Except I fell behind with everything - the Great Sewing Room Clean-up, the November Finishing Project, and sewing three things from my stash.
But wait! I did finish one more thing for the November Finishing Project! I found it when cleaning up.
All I had to do was sew bias binding into one armhole. Stupid. I could have been wearing this for a year already. It's made with an embroidered cotton from Spotlight and yes, it's Simplicity 2938 again.
Given I will have no chance of sewing three items by Friday, I thought I would at least cut three items out, ready to sew next week when I'll hopefully have more time. Well, I won't be wasting any time baking 8 Christmas cakes as planned, will I? I picked three pieces from the stash.
Peach cotton lawn, for a wearable toile for a top that is NOT Simplicity 2938.
Cotton sateen bought at Paron Fabrics in New York last year. This will be a skirt. It will need to be lined but I will cut the lining out another time.
Printed cotton duck from Spotlight. Skirt. Unlined. Thank goodness.
If I can cut these out tonight while NOT listening to Christmas CDs, it will have been a good night.
In the meantime if someone could reinstate the Christmas Spirit back into my life, or even "find Santa" as the Mister keeps saying, I would be eternally grateful.