Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Making Progress...

I've made some progress on my Charm Pack Quilt Along quilt.

Making Progress...

I won't be doing any sewing for the next week, but maybe next weekend I'll get some work done on this one and the Bliss quilt.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week 34 Stash Report

I'm getting back into the swing of life after my trip to Scottsdale... just in time to take a trip to Tulsa!

I don't have much in the OUT category this time... I finally got back to my machine this weekend, but just about everything I worked on were WIPs that have already been accounted for. And everything in the IN category came from Block of the Week or Block of the Month programs. We're finishing up the Summer Lovin' Block of the Week and received the finishing kit this weekend. Can't wait to finish this one!!

So here are 3 weeks worth of numbers:

Week 34
Added This Week: 6.0
Added Year to Date: 289.50

Used This Week: 0.75
Used Year to Date: 105.50

Net Used This Year: -184.00

Thursday, August 19, 2010

100 Things

I'm back... and wow... it feels like I've been gone forever!

I had a great time at the workshop in Scottsdale AZ last week... I met some great people, learned a lot about myself, and got to spend some time with family.

One of the exercises we did last week was to create a list of 30 things we wanted to do in life. I was so thankful for this exercise because it reminded me of the list of 100 things I created a few years ago (and would you believe I hadn't looked at it in probably 3 years!)

So here it is... for all the world to know my intentions.

What's on your list?

100 Things To Do:
1. Buy a House - DONE
2. View Paris from the 3rd level of the Eiffel Tower on a clear day
3. Have tea in London
4. See a Bruins game in person
5. Swim with Dolphins
6. Learn to fly helicopters
7. Take a hot air balloon ride
8. Be in a TV audience
9. See a Broadway performance - DONE
10. Complete in the New York marathon - DONE
11. Own a sports car (perferably a Cobra)
12. Go white water rafting
13. Be in the Today Show's outdoor audience - DONE
14. Learn to make hats - DONE
15. Go parasailing
16. Own a pair of ridiculously expensive, absolutely impractical shoes
17. Complete the Medoc marathon
18. Own a Hermes scarf - DONE
19. Get back down to a size 6
20. Travel the Panama Canal
21. Visit Disney World - DONE
22. Complete a graduate degree - DONE
23. Learn to work with fondant icing
24. Go on an African safari
25. Take a working tour with Heifer International
26. Drink a bottle of wine older than I am
27. See all of the movies on AFI's "100 Best" list
28. Take a cruise
29. Get a chocolate spa treatment in Hershey PA
30. Tour historic Savannah GA
31. Read 52 books in a year
32. Have a Frozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity3 in New York - DONE
33. Take the factory tour at Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
34. Complete Bike to the Beach
35. Walk on the Great Wall of China
36. Be my own boss
37. Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge
38. See the Great Pyramid of Giza
39. Visit Oma's home town in Germany
40. Enjoy a bottle of Dom Perignon
41. Perfect my chocolate chip recipe
42. Learn a foreign language
43. Find a cause I'm passionate about and donate money and time to it
44. Eat at Brennans
45. Attend Jazz Fest in New Orleans
46. Complete a Triathlon
47. Visit the San Diego Zoo
48. Eat at Disneyland's Club 33
49. Spend a night at an ice hotel
50. Eat breakfast at Tiffany's
51. Fly on the Airbus A380
52. Take a ride on the Swan Boats in Boston
53. Eat Key Lime Pie in Key West
54. Visit the Biltmore Estate
55. Watch the Duck March at the Peabody in Memphis
56. Visit Cuba
57. Jump out of an airplane (skydiving, of course)
58. Hurl a tomato at La Tomatina in Spain
59. Attend the Chicago Blues Festival
60. Have a mint julep at the Kentucky Derby
61. Eat a hot dog at Pink's
62. See a Cirque du Soleil performance
63. Go sledging on the Kaituna River in New Zealand
64. Read the Bible from cover to cover
65. Visit the Keukenhof flower gardens
66. Pick one cookbook and make every recipe in it
67. Attend the release of the Beaujolais in France
68. Make a pilgrimage to Graceland
69. Visit Stonehenge
70. Have a beer at Oktoberfest in Munich
71. Visit Easter Island
72. Travel the Pacific Coast Highway
73. Visit the Palm Islands in Dubai
74. Go on a Dog Sled ride
75. Visit the Mayan ruins
76. See the Terra Cotta Warriors
77. Reconnect with my stepmom
78. Make a snowman
79. Visit the penguins in Antarctica
80. Pay my respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
81. Take a trip by railroad
82. Attend a movie premier
83. Ride in a gondola in Venice
84. Stay at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas
85. Ride a Vespa
86. See the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in person
87. See at least one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
88. Own a weekend/vacation home
89. Have caviar and vodka in Moscow
90. Take a surfing lesson
91. Become involved with the Democratic Party in local politics
92. Own a Tiffany Heart Tag necklace and bracelet - DONE
93. Own a silver tea set
94. Rent a theater and show my favorite movie on my birthday
95. Visit all 50 states
96. Run the stairs in a stadium
97. Tour California's wine region
98. Ride on a zipline
99. Pack a bag, and set out on a trip with no itinerary planned
100. Become proficient at Long-Arm quilting

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Week 31 Stash Report

I had a long list of sewing projects for the weekend, including making all 35 16-patches for the Bliss quilt I'm working on. But I traded in sewing time for family time... we watched movies, washed the car & played in the water, went to the aquarium, got Megan's first haircut, and played with the neighbor's new puppy. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend!

I won't have a stash report for the next 2 weeks since I'm leaving early Saturday morning for 9 days in Arizona. But I'll be keeping track and will be back for week 34.

Shop Note: I'll keep the shop open while I'm gone. I'll respond to emails and requests as best as I can while I'm away. All orders placed after 10pm (Central) Friday August 6th will ship by Tuesday August 17th. So stop by and take a look at all the new goodies in the shop... and there may be some special prices while I'm gone!

Week 31
Added This Week: 3.25
Added Year to Date: 283.50

Used This Week: 3.00
Used Year to Date: 104.75

Net Used This Year: -178.75