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Blog entry by superdad posted 12-21-2010 03:33 PM 728 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well Christmas has been a bit of a bust. I didn’t finish even close to as many presents as I had hoped. I still have to paint the doll cradles and finish sewing the bedding for them. I got a good start on the wife’s bracelet, but will not have the time to finish it. Overall it has been a little bit disappointing. I hope everybody else is doing better than I am. Next year I’m going to have to start in january.

-- Another one of Santa's elves, only taller.



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Gregn

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 04:49 PM

Been there done that myself. I have learned over the years to start as early as August to allow for plenty of time to complete projects. There were many times I was still finishing projects on Christmas eve. January might be a bit early although is a good time to start planning projects and gathering the materials needed to complete projects.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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David Craig

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#2 posted 12-21-2010 04:55 PM

Don’t feel bad superdad, it is the nature of the beast. I get teased about projects that people are waiting on me to complete. What is most often overlooked is that the creation effort requires time. From about October on, I have to accept the fact that my time in the shop will not be given generously. There is the prep for the house and yard for winter, then there is that halloween costume shopping, then the Thanksgiving holiday and setting things up for Christmas, then there is that visit to “Great Aunt Sally” and “3rd cousin Joe” because the holidays are here and it is all about family. Any efforts to bow out usually are not taken well and it is assumed that we have all the time in the world to “play with our tools” later. Just a suggestion, take pictures of the partial projects or what the completed ones will look like. Let the receiver open the present with a committed date of completion. This way there is a package to open and the excitement of the holidays may even continue into the New Year.

Happy holidays to you and yours,

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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spunwood

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#3 posted 12-21-2010 05:23 PM

ditto, ditto & ditto!
I have a few after new year deliveries for holiday presents planned.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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