This week’s theme, “variations on a theme,” presented so many ways to proceed. I ended up settling on showing you a quilt I made last year for my mother. Her favorite color is blue and she loves floral prints.
I’m not one for major (or even minor) New Year’s resolutions, but I feel like I should try to make some non-work/school related goals for myself (I have many work/school related goals for myself that aren’t tied to this silly tradition).
Here are 18 tiny goals for 2018:
Take the stairs instead of the elevator more often.
Cook with more fresh fruits and veggies.
Make more recipes (aka use my cookbook collection more often).
Read for pleasure.
Finish knitting the blanket I started in 2015.
Make a dent in my tapestry (I won’t say finish, because that isn’t realistic).
Finally make the itty bitty wedding gift for my friends who got married this fall.
Finish the purple quilt that I cut the pieces for over a year ago.
Make at least one project with left over fabric or miscellaneous fat quarters.
Blog more (my goal is to not skip more than a fortnight, but if I don’t skip a month I’ll be thrilled).
Bake more fancy stuff.
Make proper ice cream.
Restock my freezer with baked goods.
Take more photos of my baked goods with my good camera.
Bring my camera with me more often.
Be more mindful when I’m shooting photos (digital is cheap, but slogging through millions of photos is a pain in the rear.)
Go to Staten Island. (It’s absurd that I still haven’t been to one of the 5 boroughs.)
Go to a Broadway (or off-Broadway or off-off-Broadway) show.
I probably won’t report back on all of these, but as I complete goals that have a final product, I’ll post them.
P.S. The featured photo is of July Fourth fireworks–but close enough
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I’ve got a close friend who, among her many talents, is a software engineer. She built me a website for my birthday. It’s like index cards for recipes, but online and prettier! Plus you can’t lose a website. Plus she gave me a dinosaur origami book! Her birthday is a month after mine and the bar was set pretty high.
I’d found a random fat quarter with dinosaur names on it at my local sewing store upstate and bought it. I knew I wanted to make something with it for her (we both like dinosaurs!) but I wasn’t sure what. A pillow wasn’t very exciting (and definitely not as exciting as a custom made website!) So I thought a dinosaur made of dinosaur fabric would be fun. Continue reading “Stegosaurus”→
I’d like to start by apologizing for not writing for (according to my WordPress home page) 23 days. I recently moved down to NYC. In the chaos of packing and unpacking, I’ve had very little to say that didn’t go something like this: “darn it, I have to run to Lowes again!” Not to mention getting settled in my new apartment and running errands (like going to Lowes) when heat index hasn’t dropped below 90 in a over week is exhausting.
My grandmother knitted and my mom needlepointed, I’ve picked up both crafts. Even though both of them did needle crafts, neither of them sewed except to mend clothes and occasionally hem things (we are short, so most things need hemming!) So for Mother’s Day, my mom and I decided that we needed to learn. We took a class at John Lewis (we were living in London at the time). Continue reading “Learning to Sew”→