Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Work in Progress

Started quilting this garden squares quilt this week. I started this quilt at the end of 2009 with my mom. It was the first pattern we'd ever used and just started learning what we were doing. It was really the inspiration for learning more about "traditional" quilting.
Fancy Strip Borders on my new machine
Square Quilting
Still have a ways to go, but am starting to see the end of the tunnel for this first quilt. Expect more to come.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


So far this year I have re-tried carrots, cabbage, stewed tomatoes, hominy, and olives. It turns out carrots and cabbage aren't so bad, in fact I rather enjoyed them. Stewed tomatoes were a great addition to my beef stew, but the hominy and olives I just still can't do. That leaves at least 4 more items to be re-tried during the course of the year and I think we are doing quite well. I am in the progress of finishing two other quilts-pictures to come so we are moving ahead quite nicely. More to come...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Accomplishing Goals Early

In looking at the list I've created I realized I've already begun at least one or two items. I've started quilting...and this actually started at the end of 2009, but my fervor for learning has increased significantly with my Christmas gift of a new sewing maching from my husband. The latest project is a baby quilt for a little boy. It's not perfect, or even close, and not really my favorite color scheme, but I am pleased at the result.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year, New Experiences

In light of the new year we are entering and quickly seeing fly by I thought I might try some new things. I haven't ever really made new year resolutions, and don't intend to start now. However, I have realized there are some things I might like to experience so I am making a list of things I'd like to do/see/try/make happen during the next year. My List for 2010, in no particular order; 1. Go hunting, just once, even if I don't get anything. 2. Get a bra fitting. Although I do this for other women regularly, I've never been properly fitted by a professional. 3. Get a pedicure just because. 4. Learn to quilt-following traditional patterns. 5. Cook dinner more than two times a week. 6. Teach my husband to cook, at least a little bit. 7. Sell a painting. 8. Try Lobster. 9. Take a water aerobics class 10. Learn to Embrace my gray rather than focusing on it. 11. Get acupuncture. 12. Re-try 10 food items I thought I disliked. 13. Make at least 1 quilt each month. 14. Do something creative every day. 15. Learn to play guitar. 16. Inspire/Encourage someone to explore their artistic nature. 17. Get a concealed handgun license. 18. Go fishing/camping. 19. Finish at least 2 art projects from the previous year's to-do list. 20. Blog regularly about all these things. Looking forward hoping to accomplish much, learn even more, and enjoy life as much as possible.