Thursday, April 26, 2012

Block of the Month Class

I have made more quilt squares too!

February: Half-square triangles


March: Foundation piecing


April: English paper piecing


This is what happens when I try to take a photograph of my quilting (it's also what happens when I get out my quilting stuff):


As part of my project, I have written down many of my dreams, and am categorizing them. I expect that this us as close to a bucket list as I will ever get. I hope to update this list regularly as new ideas occur to me and I get to cross things off.
Pay off all debt (mostly student loans)
Travel to:
France (in June!)
Ireland, Scotland, England
Germany, Austria
Greece, Italy, Turkey
Japan for cherry blossoms
India - a journey of food
Grand Canyon and Yellowstone (again)
Colorado Rockies
Alaska and Hawaii (again)
Egypt to see the pyramids
Safari in Africa
Brazil with mom
Antarctic cruise
Find a job that makes me smile every day when I go in.
Have weekends off (or 2 days off in a row)

Run my own business/clinic
Get a PhD
Learn to golf
Go snorkeling
Have a productive vegetable garden
Have a cutting garden to keep my house beautiful
Have a bee and butterfly garden that attracts lots of animals
Go horseback riding more often
Ski more
Write a blog
Scrapbook (digital?)
Learn to make sushi
Learn to toss pizza dough
Cook healthy meals
Understand nutrition
Have kids
See my parents more often
Raise a seeing eye puppy
See my friends more
Throw more dinner parties
Be a better friend
Get fit
Run a 5k in under 30 minutes
Laser eye surgery
Laser hair removal
Be proud of everything I have, think and do
Be mentally healthy
Learn sign language
Learn fluent French

The Perfect Day

I'm doing a project with myself and part of it asked me to imagine my perfect day. This is what I came up with:
Wake up naturally, with the sunrise. Feel well rested.
Drink a cup of coffee on the porch with Dan and Violet. Watch the birds wake up and visit the feeder.
Go for a run.
Weed the garden, pain free.
Go out to lunch with friends - drink a glass if wine and gossip.
Spend some time crafting and writing. Listen to music, podcasts, a book on tape or the radio.
Make dinner, and not have to worry about dishes.
Curl up on the couch with a good book, a blanket, and Dan.
Go to bed before I become too tired for words and turn into a pumpkin.