Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My own personal "Bucket List"

Okay, time to fess up. It was my birthday this past Saturday, and while it's not a milestone, it's definitely a fork in the road kinda thing. Simply put, I'm considered "middle-aged" today. Okay, I know I could have started that clock ticking at 40, but I was too busy having a baby. I was lucky to have my best friend, Robin, and her girls, visiting me last week. The estrogen level reached new heights around here. Robin wanted to know what I wanted for my birthday, and of course, it was something to do with sewing.(BTW: hourglass was curtesy of Steve at Square Goldfish.

This is the book I picked. Mind you, all I have ever done is quilting. Oh, the occasional button, but not a skirt, or shirt, or even a crummy pillow. What I like about this book is that she's passionate about what she does. For me, that's everything. If you aren't passionate about quilting, or sewing, or even knitting and crocheting, WHY would you spend the time to learn??? Anyway, I've got a shirt cut out. Robin helped me pick out a pattern.

I picked up some cotton knit at the remnant part of Joann's, so we shall see how it turns out. Hunnybunny groaned when he saw the book. "Don't you have enough unfinished projects around the house now?" Apparently not.
The Diva's mom and dad gave me a gift certificate to Barnes and Nobles and one for Joann's. Way cool! So I got me some fabric, notions, and this book by Karen Combs that I've been coveting. Jericho and She Who Must Be Obeyed gave me some money, and made me a birthday cake! So much for going to Weightwatchers this week! Hunnybunny got me an Eeyore watch and Pickle got me a teddy bear. I heard from college friends, local friends, and even my exhusband on my birthday, so I think it was pretty great.

No, I've not seen the movie. But I like the concept. So, here's my own personal "Bucket List":

1. See at least one kid graduate high school, preferably college.
2. Make at least one outfit with a pattern. (Well, I'm working on that one.)
3. Enter at least 3 quilt contests. If you enter, they critique and let you know how to get better.
4. Go back to Savannah, Georgia to FINISH the honeymoon. The wedding virus hit Hunnybunny, and we couldn't stay.
5. Live in a house with a finished basement to throw children and their friends in.
6. See the Pacific Ocean.
7. Ride the Beast at King's Island.
8. Read Gone with the Wind.
9. Read through the entire Bible.
10. Lose at least 40 lbs.
11. Ride in a convertible.
12. Camping in Colorado or some mountainous range.
13. Take a walk through a rainstorm with Hunnybunny.

Well, there's a few, anyway.


Deborah said...

I love that top pattern! And I'm interested in that Celtic quilt book, too. Congratulations on turning ... whatever it was. :-) And good for you, learning to sew. It's my therapy - forces me to focus my brain on just one thing at a time. :0 Happy Birthday!

Michele said...

Ooohh.. Karen Combs came to our guild last year. I didn't do the workshop, but her talk at guild was one of the ones I really enjoyed - it focused on how she found the inspiration for her designs. And the quilts are spectacular, although from her description, not overly difficult. We'll look forward to YOUR finished quilt!

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! :-)

emi said...

Happy belated birthday.

You've got to see the Pacific Ocean from the Oregon Coast. Besides, all of California is on fire anyways...

Debra said...

It's never too early to start losing those 40 pounds. C'mon with me--I have 30 to lose by the end of the year. I have lost 8 so far--they really sneak up and land on your body; but, there is hope to get them off.

lil ole' me..... said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
And, great Bucket List. Keep us posted on the progress!