All posts tagged: January

JANUARY

Reading | Last year I only read seven books all year. This year I’d love that number to be closer to twelve. I obviously don’t read as much as I would like to, but I’ve recently found a little time during lunch at work. Finished Seven Up (always lighthearted fun with Stephanie Plum); started A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.   Watching | Netflix, of course! We recently finished Season 9 of Criminal Minds. That show is so addicting! Also Season 8 of Psych. Currently watching Season 4 of Being Human (US version); it’s just getting crazier and crazier. I tried to watch the second season of Hemlock Grove but I barely made it through the first episode. Maybe that show is just too much for me; maybe I’ll try again later. Yes, I rarely watch cable but still watch way too much TV :/    Sewing | I only finished one project this month, but I just cut fabric for 3 more, so hopefully I get those going soon. In the process of rearranging our office, …

Intention

I made a small quilt for the BDAR auction in November, but at that time I hadn’t really looked into the skills and such required for quilting. So back in December when I was making a list of things I wanted to do in the new year… I joined a block of the month (or “BOM” as it’s called) club to help myself create a full size quilt this year. It’s the Sugar Block Club from Amy Gibson. Along with the directions for each monthly quilt square, she goes “beyond the block” and sends out a recipe and a personal challenge. January’s personal challenge: “Be…Intentional”. I really like this challenge. Although I can’t relate to the strong underlying religious/spiritual aspects of it based on her email, I do respect that is where she’s coming from and plan to take my own spin on it. My goal/intention list is an ongoing process, but I’ve been trying to add very specific and realistic aspects to each goal on my list so that I can accomplish them with intention. …