Let's do it. Misery loves company. I've made a button to link back to here, and I was going to list everyone participating in the sidebar. To join, just drop me a comment or e-mail with your name and your web site/blog addy if it's not immediately obvious. Do we need a group blog? If so, can someone who knows how to run a group blog let me know how to do that? (I think I know.) We'd do it on Blogger, I think.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE MADNESS IF:
You are making anything for any holiday between now and the end of January. This includes Yule, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve or Day, Epiphany, hell, let's extend it to mid February - when my gifts will probably get done anyway - and include Chinese New Year. (Anyone got a good moon-cake recipe?) Sorry I missed Ramadan and Diwali, I didn't realize they were early this year; I can never keep the lunar calendars straight (coulda sworn they were in November). Join in anyway. Or prop up the rest of us lunatics. If I'm missing any holidays - and I likely am - let me know. I'm always interested in that kind of stuff.
"Crafting" is deliberately vague and includes everything. Thanksgiving buffet for forty? Sounds like an art to me. Gifts of all forms, organizing get-togethers, any of it. It's a craft, it's an art, it's a source of stress. We all need to support each other in the madness.
THE BUTTON: As usual, save it to your computer and link it back to here so your blog readers can find an explanation for the madness.
I was making the button this morning and looking around the 'net at generic solstice symbols, like snowflakes and snow men and other happy-go-lucky shit. And you know, I realized the idea of the holiday knitting doesn't fill me with happy snowflake glitter, it makes me feel like this:
So I loaded up Gimp (free graphics program - if you need a graphics program and are cheap, get it, it's great) and got to work, and this is what I wound up with.
Which I think perfectly summarizes how I feel. And likely the rest of you.
Now. Let me post this and put the button in the sidebar and see if it's the right size. If not, there may be re-sizing in the immediate future.