Christmas Stress

I love CHRISTMAS....I really do.

But, I am feeling the stress.

Trying to get ready for a party on Saturday,
wrap gifts, clean the house, plan food, etc.

So, I took a little break this week and did something
that always helps me unwind.

I CREATED something....a little collage.

Then, I got STRESSED again....in a BIG way!

I bought this beautiful Cath Kidston wallpaper
to put in my bathroom. So, last week, I stripped the wall.

This week, I am trying to put up the new wallpaper,
and I am having nothing but trouble. The strip
you see here is the only one up yet. :(

Now, what is it that makes a person decide
to wallpaper, even one little wall, in the same
week they are HOSTING a party?


So, I did the only thing I could.

I started another PROJECT.

I'm stitching along with Alison on the
25 Days of Christmas Stitchalong.

Will it be finished by Christmas?
I doubt it.

Will it help me to de-stress?
Most definitely.


Sadie said...

Your post made me smile, thank you for that. I can picture you wrapped in that gorgeous wallpaper, looking for those fantastic shocking pink glasses, whilst making a shoppinglist. Then sit down and stich. Amazing.

I love your blog and will certainly visit again.

Happy Holidays.

NanaDiana said...

Ahhhh...another soul sister. I once painted a room at midnight when I had a big party the next day....yep...not sure WHY we do this to ourselves...but OH the great feeling we get when we get it all accomplished. It is called multi-tasking. BTW- I LOVE that wallpaper...hope you share a pic of the bathroom when it is all done! Hugs- Diana

A Vintage Chic said...

I think we're all feeling it this year, Debi! I love your de-stressing methods--that's what I'm doing, too! It helps for a while at least!

Wishing you luck with all you're doing--have fun, my friend! Crank up the Christmas carols and finish that bathroom! (Love that CK paper!)


Claudia said...

That wallpaper will be gorgeous, Debi. I'm all for starting projects to de-stress. I've got 3 going right now!


Terri Gordon said...

Oh Debi, I feel the same way, I have so much to do and so many things I want to do, have to stop crafting to do other things. If I don't create every couple of days, I stress out even more. Good luck with your wallpapering and your party. Sometimes I wish Christmas was every two years, it comes too fast. Have a great week. Hugs, Terri

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL!!! If you look back at some of my Christmas posts from last year, you will see the photo where I was in the middle of taking wallpaper down. I thought at the time I was the only one crazy enough to be in the middle of a project over the holidays. I see now, that I am not. ;-)
Next year, let someone else have the party. Just enjoy your Christmas.

Alison said...

I can't believe you are trying to wallpaper! That is hilarious! But I'm so excited you started the stitchalong - your squares are darling! Here's to de-stressing this holiday season!