This year I'm taking part in a 'Journal Your Christmas' project by Shimelle Laine. It's fun, and I thought that it might make me feel a bit more Christmassy, but I'm not sure that it has yet. One great suggestion was that with a week to go until 'the big day' that we declared a 'Christmas Amnesty' (my interpretation is that you should write the big list of everything that you want / plan to do, then reduce it by 2/3rds, knowing that you'd be able to do all the stuff that didn't happen this Christmas at next Christmas instead, and that this Christmas would be more relaxing if you weren't exhausted by doing stuff that wasn't essential. Great plan! I mentally made my list, and realised that if I just finished some stuff life would feel better - I'd already pared it down pretty much to the minimum!
I'm happy to say that it seems to be working, and a day and half of getting items ticked off the list has worked well.
Of course, some people may not consider sewing decorations, finishing this years TAST stiches or making a small hanging for a teacher who is leaving essential, but then they aren't me, and I am!
I've managed all 48 stitches of the TAST project this year, and I'm quite chuffed that I've managed it before the year's end. I'm not at all sure that I'll be joining in again next year, although I will be stopping by Sharon's blog to see what other people get up to!