Saturday, 5 December 2009

Cannot believe

how fast this year is going...

Right update on my Christmas preparations...well I (thought) I had coloured all my stamped Christmas images, but I was wrong, as when I was trying to finish the matting and layering of them onto mirror card, came across some that I had forgotten to colour, lol but I looked on the bright side, and I now have some stamped images ready for next Christmas, hahaha

But the ones that were coloured are all matted and layered now and have chosen some card blanks (yikes didn't realized just how many I had, 2 draws full) some of the colours are not Christmas colour, but will aim to use them up next year, as hope you make a box of general cards, so have some spares all the time...

Tonight am hoping to finish some of Christmas cards, as really must think about the ones that have to be posted, and of course as tomorrow is Sunday, and as you know I usually spend that evening doing the weekly ironing, menus and shopping list for Mondays trip to Asda...

Christmas presents, well have started them, last Tuesday went shopping with my daughter to Southampton, (also took my mum and auntie along for the ride), we did pretty well, splitting up, then meeting up for lunch, then splitting up again. I managed to get all that was on the list for there.
Then Wednesday took an hour off doing the business bookwork, and popped to Makro's and Salisbury's... then on Thursday, met up with my daughter in North End in her extended lunch break, (as they owned her an hour) and we did a little more shopping then...
Yesterday Steven had an inset day off school, so took him out to buy Sam's, Matts and he's nana's Christmas presents, and of course, stopping off at a Swiss Pattisserie for a well deserved cake and coffee...

I think a quick trip to Chichester next week, (lakelands) should mean all the present are sorted... I still need to get in the loft well the 'eves' as have had an attic conversion, so we have no loft storage space left, only some in the eves, and see what wrapping paper I have left from last year, and if I need to makes some tags...

Yearly Newsletter, well did write a few notes down for Clive to start to make into a Newsletter, (he's one and only job for Christmas, lol) as some of them will need to go with the cards that I plan to post next week, (IF finished, lol)...

Food Shopping, not even thought about yet, let alone started...

So in all, I feel as if I've actually done quite well seeing this time last week, had not even finished colouring the stamped images (OK not counting the ones for next year, lol), and had not even thought about what presents I needed to buy, let alone buying them...

7 comments:

SusieJ said...

OMG - you're sooooo organised Maria! Worked out today that I still have 16 cards to make.
Haven't thought about food yet - eek!
Sue xx

sue-bubbles said...

Welldone on all your festive preperations, and all the other rushing around you have to do Maria! Ive bought 4 tins of sweets...and thats it...I guess its time to start making those cards lol!
Sue x

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue, as for being organized, I look through the free christmas mags, then writes things down and go for it, lol... I hate shopping when it's so busy but I do like spending time with my daughter though, we've done it for years this way...xx


LOL sue, but you've been busy sewing...

and to be honest that was more than I had done, mine was just rush around a few shops, stopping for lunch, the rush around again, lol...xx

craftattack said...

Good idea doing a list, I am always very haphazard, which means some things never get even thought about and def. not done!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks val, I have to write lists, it's the only way I can keep up with what I have to do, saying that I sometimes loose them, lol...xx

Susan said...

Sounds like you have been mad busy, nearly made me feel worn out just reading about it!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

LOL susan...