I have not gotten much accomplished today, but I did get some done on this baby quilt. The fabric is from the Chocolate Lollipop collection by Anna Maria Horner.
As usual, I think I'll like the back better than the front
I've given in and ordered some more fabric --from Z & S Fabrics-- because I just couldn't resist.
I bought in half yards, which I will no doubt regret, sampling from Joel Dewberry, Tina Givens, and Denise Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope line. Sometimes I worry about my inability to stay strong where fabrics and books are concerned; I give in to temptation way too easily.
This is what I need to order:
I don't think of myself as a terribly materialistic person. Until I succumb to the urge to own more books and more fabric. Thank goodness for libraries. They do help solve my problem because with books it is not the acquisition for the sake of ownership; I just want to read them. Fabric is another story. You cannot borrow and return fabric.
Anyway, back to Unplug the Christmas Tree. I find Christmas more and more a matter of money and material goods. Commercialism and advertising pressure. Stress. And most of the people I talk to seem to feel the same. (I do want to point out that I have not brought this up in conversation AT ALL this year because I'm still trying to become complaint-free. But I have been around several times when the topic was discussed, and may have slipped up by agreeing whole-heartedly with someone else's complaint.)
However, since all of the above listed items involving pressure, stress, and materialism do bother me and one of "solutions" to the need to complain is to find a solution to the problem. In other words, it isn't a complaint if you add "and this is what I'm going to do about it." So I've been looking for practical ways to avoid the stress that sometimes ruins much of the Christmas Season and Unplug the Christmas Tree may offer some good ideas for relaxing and enjoying and for taking time for the spiritual aspects of the season.
I've found some other things that have helped relief my pre-Christmas stress, but I'm off to bed now, maybe I'll remember them tomorrow.