Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Goals for the Summer!

So being a student in a program where classes are not offered during the summer (besides two inservices lasting an entire day), I have big plans for my time off. There are some things I want to do around the house, some sewing/quilting projects I want to finish up, and some things I want to do just for fun! So I am starting a list so that I can check things off once I finish them. I am a total list person, BTW. I make lists for everything. It's a little anal-retentive, but it works for me. Ha!

Things I Will Accomplish This Summer (!)

1. Work on stenciling and putting up curtains for my closet. My closet doors were always coming off their tracks and aggravating me, so I decided to just get rid of them and hang curtains instead. I bought these chocolate brown curtains at Ikea and I am going to stencil them to match the flowers on the opposite wall in my bedroom. I will take pictures when I am finished!

2. Work on my office/study room. Even thought I don't have too much longer in school (Hallelujah!) I want to have someplace quiet to go to work on whatever it is I want to work on. I have a nice big desk, and a fugly (but soooo comfortable) couch back there now. It needs a lot of help to make it more "me".

3. Finish the quilts I've started! And work on some new ones. Here are some photos of my most recent ones:
This first one is unfinished and it's one that I want to give my friend Natalie as a gift. All I need to do is add borders and quilt it, and it's driving me crazy that I haven't finished it!

You can see my mom-in-law's dog peeking over the couch in this one. She's a sweetie.

4. Take the puppy on a walk EVERY DAY. I let myself get out of the habit because school was becoming very demanding, and I feel like a bad mommy for it.

5. Clean out my closet and sell/donate some stuff. I have so many clothes right now that I don't even remember what I've got.

So that's what I've got so far. I'm sure I will add things along the way, but that seems like enough to start out with.

Do you fine folks have any plans for the summer? Do you have any projects that you are going to start since the weather is warming up?


  1. What beautiful quilts. I've always wanted to work on my own. Do you make clothes as well?

  2. Thank you! I wish I had the talent and patience to try to work on making clothes, but I haven't had much luck so far. I have made one super simple dress so far, but that's really all. Maybe this summer when I have a little more free time, I'll be brave and try to make something.
    : )