Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy New Year!

Wow, that was a nice break. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! Sorry for the lack of blogging, but with all the last minute frantic gift making I've been a little crafted out and too tired to blog. Another reason too, but that will have to wait for the (maybe) next post. Now that I'm back... lets go over my 2007 resolutions, shall we? I've been to scared to look at them until now.

January 7, 2007

1. Get an awesome calendar - I got two awesome calendars last year. Nikki McClure's and Lotta Jansdotter's
2. Take a photo everyday, and post it on flickr - Well, I started out well, but then I petered out. I don't think I have any after August. Still, that's 8 months. Pretty good! :)
3. Finish reading Moneyball - Uh, no. Did not finish this.
4. Make a quilted coaster - No, but I got a coaster when I suscribed to the sampler. So I didn't really need to make one after that. I'd still like to make a set though.
5. Finish Sampler Afghan - Hmm, that didn't happen either. But I am much further along. Out of 99 squares, I have probably around 80 of them complete.
6. Take my GREs - No, but I decided to go to SJSU instead, so I didn't need to take them
7. Finish making duro dress - Complete!
8. Join a ________-a-long - Joined many -alongs, but my favorite was the In Stitches Sew Along. Thanks Finny and Donk!
9. Go to a Sharks game - Check!
10. Do a mystery quilt - I started at least two, finished none.
11. Organize Closet - Done, but figured out that it's too small!
12. Go to Japan!! - So fun. Need to go back when it's not so hot and swelter-y
13. Knit a sweater - Didn't even come close on this one. I bought yarn to make a baby sweater... picked out a pattern, but that's about it.
14. Get new glasses - I did get new glasses, they're blue!
15. Improve my posture - Can't tell. I'm going to say probably not.
16. Apply to Grad School - I applied to SJSU, and I am now in their Aerospace Engineering Masters Program. Hurray!

So sorry, this was kind of boring for you all, and there are no new photos. Honestly it's because this is a cheater post because I still don't have my act together yet. Oh well. New Year Resolutions for 2008: 10 sit ups a day, and use less plastic. I ordered some reusable bags from reusablebags.com, so hopefully this will help when I go to grocery stores and other stores in general. I'm also going to make some bags, maybe with this pattern or this one or this one. I'm going to stick them in everything (cars, all my purses, etc) so I have no excuse. Maybe a few more resolutions coming too.

Oh! Since I'm posting, I should mention that the In Stitches Sew Along was GREAT, and that you should join the next sewing adventure. The book is Simple Gifts to Stitch, and details can be found here or here.


Oiyi said...

Glad to see you posting again. I have missed seeing your sewing projects.

Amy said...

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!...I know another good reason to make some coasters, I am hosting a coaster swap!...sounds like a good list :)

Kristine said...

Here's more reusable bags for your new years resolutions...


FinnyKnits said...

You're brave to list your 07 resolutions and outcomes. I'm to the point where I don't even do resolutions anymore. I just get to the end of the year and go, "Yeah - I meant to do all that!"

Glad you're in for the 08 sew along!

Junie Moon said...

Congratulations on your acceptance in the Aerospace Engineering Masters Program--that is awesome!

In respect to resolutions, I never make them. I think about my intentions but life has a way of imposing itself on best-laid plans so I try to go with the flow. I think you accomplished a great deal of things in 2007 and I wish you continued success and joy in 2008.

Marisa said...

Wow, you did pretty well against your to do list. Hope that I'll be so lucky in 2008. Nice work for making it to Japan. I would love to visit again in 2008, but it is starting to look like it may be put of a bit longer. Perhaps a Japanese friend will visit me and that will be enough. Anyhow, welcome back, and Happy New Year!!