Monthly Archives: February 2011

Update on Goals & a Butterfly Quilt

Good morning!

I love days like today- it’s chilly out (therefore I have tons of energy), I have a whole day to myself to accomplish tasks and I’ve got the Pandora Americana station keeping me company in the background. Also the fact that I’ve completed my ENTIRE morning routine before 8 am helped too!
So how are my goals doing? I’m going to try for a weekly update.
1. Cooking: yup- last week we made stromboli, homemade pizza and chicken curry.
2. Work 8 hours a day: yup- keeping good track of this.
3. Home Routine: yup- working very nicely & I have to admit our house looks pretty darn good!
4. Personal Loose Ends: this was a fail for the week- BUT, I went ahead & listed all of my personal UFOs (UnFinished Objects) over on the right side of the blog. Yes, the list is fairly long & there are probably more projects I need to add, but I’ve got a good starting point at least.
5. Machine Quilting: Working on the butterfly quilt. Here’s a picture of one block:

This quilt was scary to me at first. I have never done anything quite like it, but I’m very happy how it’s coming along & all that I’ve learned! I only have 2 borders left, so I’ll be able to post a pic of the finished quilt tomorrow. šŸ™‚
So, now I’m off to the quilting machine- have a great day!

Hey y’all!

Hey guys! I know. It’s been almost *gasp* *choke* a year since I last posted here! Well I need to start blogging for my other job so I thought I should brush up on my writing skills & post here as well.

In the past I would have tried to recap everything that happened in the past year- but that’s not happening today. I’ve decided this is going to be a year of “refocus”. I will letting go of quite a bit in order to look ahead.

So in this sinus headache mushy haze I’m going to attempt to write about where I see myself headed.

First of all, the priorities:
1. Eat at home. This means no going out. Eating & cooking what we have here at the house. I like cooking, think I’m fairly decent at it, & j & I enjoy cooking together
2. Work a combined total of 8 hours a day. Most of you know I have 2 jobs. CREATE and my machine quilting. I will longer kill myself trying to do both full time
3. Get a home routine down. The HomeRoutine app has been great for this! Things are getting done from laundry to the litter box.
4. Loose ends will be tied up. I have lots of old projects near completion that I want to finish up & move on. This will require I only work 8 hour days to have energy for this!

So I will leave you now to do some organizing & decluttering.

Here is a pic of a fortune I got in Chicago. May we all remember this:

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