A head clearing list

I am currently dipping in and out of Michelle’s Just 5 Things class because I love making lists. Here is a list of things that I need to share with you so I can clear some brain space.

I listened to this podcast and then went back to read the transcript because I need to know more about list makers.

And then I listened to this podcast. I read Mary Pipher’s book last year but I might need to revisit as I figure out this new season of life.

Those two sweaters are ready for sleeves but I cast on a hat – what? I will get back to them. I need to take some time to look at the patterns because I have rather slim arms and I want to avoid having to unknit when I find that the decreases are too far apart.

There has been sewing. I finished one quilt top, machine quilted another, and got to see those polar bear pants in action (see photo above!).

Finally, I highly recommend Caste. Isabel Wilkerson is an amazing writer and storyteller.

Happy Wednesday!

Hello April

I have some high hopes for this new month. And because this week is my spring break, a list seems in order.

  • Putting pen to paper (aka bullet journaling).
  • Sewing, quilting, knitting.
  • Reading – so many books I want to read.
  • More yoga and longer walks.
  • Planting – kale, peas, beans, and some sort of squash.
  • Meal planning – this should be at the top of the list.
  • Practicing prayer and meditation.

The sun is out and I actually slept in so it looks like a good start.

Queuing up

Next week will find me back at work so of course I am taking inventory and checking my making queue (thanks Mary and Honore for this lovely word). I have crossed off 5 of the 9 on my Make Nine list. I’m pretty sure there are two squares that need to be switched out on that list. I finished the new quilt for our growing tiny person (and hear he is loving it). And I am trying to use up some bits and pieces of yarn to make more hats for the kids program run by a local group.

Here are a few new things that have jumped into my queue:

  1. Making Magazine backpack – I am about halfway there on this one
  2. Navy linen pants and a cream top from this book – fabric is ready to go
  1. Another Uniform tunic – I have two fabrics that could work
  2. Some free form house blocks (inspired by this) – I have made some sketches
  1. Machine quilt the triangle quilt made at retreat – need some backing fabric
  2. Start this embroidery project – all supplies on hand

I have signed up for a class to make a sweater and have a sleeve to finish on a cardigan. And I am dreaming of a black and white sweater (I have the yarn) but I think I will get through the next two months and see how that will fit.

For now, it’s Friday and it’s raining so seems like a good time to get back to my queue.

a Friday list

At the top of my list today is getting this quilt basted. This was one of projects I worked on last week. The animals were a printed panel and a lot of the fabric was used in the baby quilt I made for our tiny person. I tried to let the process be simple and random. I have the backing and the batting, just need to get it done. Out tiny person is going to be in a toddler before we know it.

Here are a few links to share:

This blog post and link to an interview.

Golden milk and turmeric lattes.

I rediscovered this podcast last week.

The cast on date for this knit along is just around the corner.

This book, kind of a beach or sitting on the deck read.

Happy Friday