Four Christmas Eve pajamas, three nights of sewing past midnight, yards and yards of gathering, 14 buttonholes created and 14 buttons sewn on. I'll admit, it was a slightly bigger undertaking than I had envisioned when I created my 'short' list. I do have a reputation around here as chronically underestimating how long it will take to complete almost any task.
"I think I can sew Jude's pajama shirt in maybe an hour. That sounds about right" Yeah, not so much.
But there's nothing like a Christmas Eve deadline to motivate me to get it done. And although I didn't finish with much time to spare, I did finish.