Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas!

The late nights have paid off and I have finally finished all my pre-Christmas sewing!

At least I say "all" but only because I decided not to do half of it!

I had a moment of clarity the other day when I was feeling guilty about all the Christmas craft activities I had planned and failed to do with the little Lockets.

What I realised was this: when I was a child we always had a much longer holiday from school before Christmas actually arrived so there was time to do lovely things, whereas the little Lockets only break up a few days before Christmas so there just isn't the time to do everything.

I know I always set my expectations way too high each year but if I really want to do better next year I reckon I'll have to start preparing in February at least!

But I'm sure we will all have a really lovely Christmas with or without the homemade extras!

And I hope you do too!

Lots of love to you all, Lucy xxxxx

21 comments:

April said...

Happy Christmas to you and all the Lockets Lucy!

I always plan to do too much as well!

April xx

rachelmp said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family Lucy!

Michelle said...

merry christmas lockets...
have a wonderful new year full of crafty inspiration...

Marie said...

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you and all the other lockets. I hope it's a good one.

xMx

Jackie said...

Merry Christmas Lucy and to all the Lockets!

Terry said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! And all the best in the new year too! :0)

Daisie said...

Have a lovely day!! happy Christmas!

xxx

quinn said...

Happy Holidays to all the Lockets!

dottycookie said...

Happy Christmas, Lucy! I think half the skill is knowing when to say enough is enough - I had to severely curtail when I realised it was either a pile of gorgeous homemade gifts and a worn out, sleep deprived mummy; or a few presents and a gorgeously festive mama (well, I can dream, can't I?)

We've binned the carol service tonight too - they're too tired and there's always next year ...

Ali said...

Happy Christmas Lucy - it's the cosy togetherness that matters most. Enjoy yours!

Jane said...

Happy Christmas Lucy, hope you have a lovely time filled with happiness and laughter. Jane x

sewkalico said...

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a great 2009!
xka

Kitty said...

Merry Christmas to all the Lockets from all the Wrinkles! x

Gina said...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Lucy

Leanne said...

Hey Lucy,
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
X
Leanne

wonderwoman said...

i hope you had a great christmas and i bet everyone was thrilled with all the lovely goodies you made them!

xxx

Jackie said...

You can only do what you can do..if you know what I mean. I'm sure the LLs enjoyed all the Christmas preps and hope you did too.
x

Thimbleanna said...

I'm so glad you got it all done Lucy! I don't know where the days before Christmas went -- I had everything so well planned and the poof! I hope you and all the Lockets had a wonderful Christmas!!!

monkee maker said...

Oh, I'm sure there are always hand-made extras at yours Lucy - I'll bet you found a way to squeeze some in!

Hope you and all the other Lockets had a fab Christmas, with or without extras!

:) .... no wait .... :( (I'm back to work today)

silverpebble said...

I reckon you'd already done stacks and possible too much when you decided to stop - don't give yourself such a hard time! Hope you had a wonderful week. We're only just starting to creep out of the world of virus and fevers. Ugh.

Emma
x

Annie said...

I know exactly what you mean about when we were children. The holidays seemed to go on for ages before AND after Christmas. I hope all the lovely Lockets had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.