All kinds of things happened last fall. I was going to add, “as usual,” but really, more than the usual stuff happened last fall. My final Christmas in July report got forgotten in the shuffle.
The good news is that the Santa Train was finished on time!
You can see reports on Weeks 1-12 if you go back in the blog posts to July, August, and September 2017. Here’s the final report of how starting early and pacing yourself works for finishing Christmas projects.
In Week 13, I finished the second candy cane and did the wreath and gift box for the train.
Week 14 was about putting a bow on the wreath and starting the teddy.
The teddy and a Christmas ornament for the train’s roof were the jobs for Week 15.
The teddy bear turned out so cute, you need to see him up close.
And finally, we come to Week 16, when I made the green gift box with lots of little embroidered exes (xs?), sewed it and the second candy cane on the train roof, and attached the hanging loop. Yay! It’s finished!
We hung the Santa Train inside our front door, where every time we went in or out, it sparkled thrillingly.
I have two more Christmas felt and sequin kits somewhere. They are probably in a moving box from when we came back to Texas in 2003. There are a few of those still in my parents’ storage barn.
My job between now and July is to find all those old boxes and clean them out. If the kits show up, great! One will be my project for Christmas in July 2018. If they don’t show up, here’s a peek at my Plan B for 2018.