- I'm much better on the computer and working with photos.
- I got a new sewing machine and use it regularly (I made a skirt today).
- I made it to Orchestra 3 with my cello, and got to play on the stage in the Town Hall.
- I joined a chamber group.
- I have started making quilts.
- I started making more presents, rather than buying them.
- I went to Australia and had an amazing holiday.
- We bought a piece of land and are about to start building on it (about 3 weeks and we will be underway).
- I'm working on being a more organised housekeeper.
- I'm developing my cooking skills.
- I'm improving my management and leadership skills at school.
Best of all, I'm excited about what I could achieve during the next 100 posts. Time to set some new goals I think. I want to:
- Develop my sewing skills by learning some new quilting techniques with each quilt I make.
- Design and make some clothes for myself, including an item made of Merino jersey fabric ('cause it comes in such lovely colours).
- Make Christmas presents (starting early).
- Move into my new house.
- Paint some of our old furniture rather than buying new stuff for the new house.
- Make some of the curtains and blinds for our new house.
- Be a frugal food shopper and make some fabric shopping bags.
- Learn more about food, where it comes from, how it is produced, and what I could do with it.
- Reduce my waste production.
- Use my slow cooker.
- Make the majority of the food I eat from scratch (reducing processed foods).
- Think about crafted products I could make to sell.
Hopefully the next 100 posts will see me being more self-confident. And I really want to have less down days. Plus I hate to say it, but for my health, I've got to lose weight. But I'm not going to obsess about it. I'm just going to work on my cooking skills and fight those anxious times when I'm dying to buy a king sized block of Cadbury chocolate and eat the lot (believe me- I've done it many times). I'm going to get out walking lots too.
So, even though I haven't got one, a toast with a lovely glass of Midori and lemonade, or a frozen strawberry margarita is in order. You know, it doesn't matter, I've had a great day living life how I want to, and that is enough for me!
A wee peek at the skirt I made today in production. I hate mucking around with patterns, so didn't use one for this. That fantastic fabric was in another teacher's rag bag! I'll get Mr B to take a photo of me in it and I'll post it if it looks ok. I've used a light-weight denim on the back and the print on the front. XXX