I have three projects I was actively working on just before Christmas that I had to set aside in order to get other things done. I hate doing that, especially when the projects are Christmas-related projects--but they're projects that were just for me and my home and not meant as gifts, so they weren't a priority at the time. Still, it's a little hard to go back to working on them AFTER Christmas, knowing they won't really be seen and appreciated for another year. But since my plan is to FINISH STUFF, I can't really put them aside until next Christmas, can I?
I actually hit a wall with one project near the beginning of December when I realized I needed another half yard of a particular fabric I'd used in the quilt, and I couldn't find it anywhere. It's not an easy fabric to find. Why? Well, it's a green Thimbleberries fabric from the Village Green line a few years ago. It was one of the fabrics for the BOM quilt. What makes it difficult is that RJR/Thimbleberries offered the quilt in three slightly different colorways, so they often produced the same design in two or three different shades. Here's a photo of the fabric I'm looking for; it's a dark green with mossy avocado green vines: