Hands up, for those that hate Christmas, it is okay to say ME. I do, I hate it with a passion.
What do I hate about it?
• The sense of profound loneliness despite being in a room full of people
• The extreme demand placed upon you by others to be happy or festive
• The crowds
• The over commercialism, which requires you to purchase endless tat as gifts just so you can be seen to be that person who “cares”
• The lack of shops closing giving everyone a chance to rest
• Endless cooking and cleaning
• The fact it starts in September before Halloween
• False people
• Overly happy people
• Lack of money and increased risk of debt
• Overly played Christmas songs and tunes
• Excessive indulgence in copious amounts of food and alcohol; when some people and families cannot afford to pay the rent and feed the family with the basics
• The true meaning has been lost, we should care all year round for others not just those few days of the year
I could go on.
I have added a selection of photos I have made over the last few years to give you a few ideas as to what you may wish to make, details under the photos.
What do I do, I strap a fake smile, and use all my spoons making sure that my family have a Christmas to remember, which in our house is so stressful everyone now hates it.
What would I rather be doing? Eating Jam on toast while watching old movies, I do not even mind them being Christmas movies. One of my favourites is “Donavan’s Reef” starring John Wayne. Okay I admit it I am a sucker for the feel good films with a nice ending.
Christmas dinner this year is a large fried full English breakfast, and we are all looking forward to it. Last year was a pizza. We all made our own and it was fun, although we had to do the pigs in blankets on the side, as it would have made the pizzas soggy.
Meet RED, doll based on Jan Horrocks pattern
I love to hear how you cope with this time of the year. Drop me a line. No one needs to feel alone in this world of communication. I might not see your messages right away as lack of spoons may see me sleeping through the season –in part that would be nice- then nothing would become accomplished.
Patchwork Dog stuffed
Rest up and think about what your next project will be, take some time and make something for you, just you. A small quilted mug rug maybe or start on the summer picnic blanket or that quilt you have been meaning to make for years. Alternatively, even finish some UFO –un-finished objects – that have been piling up hoping you have not noticed.
Quilted bed runner
Patchwork bag for my cutting mat
Quilted case for my quilting ruler
My very own Grumpy at Christmas