Monday, May 31, 2010

Adventure for a New Hobby

I've decided I need a new hobby.  And as I am getting married soon I wanted to choose something that I would be able to do in my spare time at home.  As I look towards marriage and being a wife there are certain traditions I don't want to die off as my generation becomes more and more technologically advanced, more about instant gratification, and less about doing things yourself.  So here are a few things I am going to learn how to do, hopefully before I become a wife (so I have until September!).  Or at least within the first year or so.

1. Learn how to can fruit, make applesauce, etc
2. Learn how to make homemade bread
3. Learn how to quilt
4. Learn how to make my own pie crust and pie filling (the filling I suppose goes under the canning category)
5. This will probably come with quilting but I want to learn how to sow minor things like tears in pants or buttons that have fallen off, etc.

I think 5 is enough for now, though I am sure there will be more things I can think of later on.

So to start off my adventure I am spending next Saturday afternoon/evening with my lovely sister-in-law who quilts and she is going to help get me started!  I'll post about it later.  My current challenge is trying to find an idea for a quilt to make.  I think our future bedroom colors are going to be brown tones, so maybe something for that room.  Or maybe just start with something fun.  Maybe a wedding quilt since our colors are purple and gold (though gold might be hard, maybe make it yellow for the quilt).  Thoughts?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

25 Random Things About Me

1. I love to be organized
2. When my room is slightly messy I feel extremely disorganized in every aspect of my life
3. If I had a cubicle desk job, my desk would be immaculate
4. I don't have a favorite color
5. If you ask me what my favorite color is, I will tell you whatever color I like at the time
6. The color I like at the time usually reflects whichever color I am wearing the most or think looks best on me at said point in time
7. I could live on bread
8. And cheese
9. And water, my favorite drink is a perfectly cold, no ice, glass of water
10. I do like ice in my water when in Europe...why do they like warm water? I do not know
11. I love to travel
12. I am a sucker for new clothes
13. I am a new found believer in paying more money to get a great hair cut by a professional, instead of going to a Great Clips, Perfect Look, etc.
14. I am trying to grow my hair out, wish there was a faster way than just waiting
15. I chew my finger nails when I'm bored
16. I try to paint my finger nails in hopes that this will stop me from biting them (it only delays me by forcing me to chip the color off first)
17. I have weird long toes
18. I wish I could own more shoes
19. I love wearing heels, except that they make me as tall as Heath
20. I'm thankful I'm marrying someone taller than me
21. I want to be an old-fashioned housewife
22.  I want to learn how to quilt, sow, stitch, knit, etc.
23. When I have a place of my own I hope to be very creative in decorating
24.  I attempt to blog to be more creative in my writing
25. Comments fuel my blogging and I try to comment on other people's blogs because I know everyone secretly (if not openly) loves getting comments.