Last year my two nieces asked for evening handbags (via their mother - my sister) for Christmas. Well, one thing and another and the handbags didn't get made at that time. This year I still had that guilt thing hanging over my head, so I got an earlier start. Originally I had planned on making 6 bags. Half a dozen in assorted colours seemed like a doable thing. By mid-December I questioned the sanity of making 6 bags, and decided to stop at 4.
My sewing room has not yet recovered from the whirlwind of gift-making. Given that we celebrate Christmas on January 7 (by the Julian calendar), the last push to get things ready comes after the New Year, which really puts me out of whack. I'm used to it - been doing this all my life, but somehow it does take a while to get back into the normal stream of things.
Next up - (once I screw my head back in place) I have samples to make for my next lot of classes. Deadline is the end of January, and if I'm not mistaken that's some 7 or 8 pieces. Ouch! In the meantime, I will ponder whether I really want to look back at what I managed to do in 2011, or whether I should just plunge into the list for 2012. One thing for sure - I'm never out of ideas of what to sew!