Christmas Crafting Stress

I need to stop getting myself all worked up over Christmas.  It happens every year.  And this year, it’s bad because I’m crafting a lot of stuff for people.  Granted, a lot of those things are already done, and I’m blowing things WAY out of proportion, as I usually do in situations such as these.  Still I have three projects that I agonizing over.
The first is a project that is taking itty bitty yarn on itty bitty needles.  It’s a lot slower going than what I am used to.  Still, that is a part of knitting.  And the pay off?  I know that when the recipient of this present sees it, he’ll get a big kick out of his gift.  That is what drives me on.
The second and the third are not so bad.  One, I am working on during my breaks at work, and the other hasn’t been started yet, but should only take a few days. 
Even as I write this, I see I have a plan.  Do I still get stressed?  Of course!  Is the prednisone that I’m still on making me squirrely?  Yes!  Am I just one big bipolar dork?  Absolutely! 
My goal is to be done with the two easy ones by the end of this week.  Only time will tell if I can do it.  Here’s to trying, at least.

Beading Night: Christmas Earrings

Official Beading Night was put on hold because of the lingering presence of my recent rashiness, so no Deb tonight as I would be loopy and itchy all night.  Benedryl has become a way of life for me during the past almost two weeks.  Still, I decided to do some simple earring projects on my own.
Fire Mountain Gems has these great designs for Christmastree earrings.  Aren’t they cute?  They use different sizes of Swarovski crystals.  Since I didn’t have enough to complete the entire design for amount of earrings I wanted to make, I got creative, and made some different Christmas designs of my own. 
I think they add the right amount of Christmas sparkle.  FMG has a ton of other quick Christmas jewelry ideas.  Check them out and see what makes you smile or reminds you of someone.  Quick jewelry makes for great gifts.