The First Time

The chorus of Darius Rucker’s song For the First Time poured out of the speakers as I drove to work.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Yeah, let yourself go, follow that feeling

Maybe something new is what you're needing

Like a real life, let your hair down, feel alive

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I heard the words but my mind was preoccupied with the tasks needing my attention when I got to school. It wasn’t until I heard the line, “Maybe something new is what you’re needing,” when my brain kicked into the present moment and my ears actually listened to the words.

Continue reading “The First Time”

Tackling an Intimidating Project

It looked easy when I watched people do it on TV and YouTube, but I was still intimidated.

Seeing people demonstrate in short segments on DIY shows or online videos actually highlighted in my mind everything I didn’t know about how to do the project.

Instead of just jumping in and trying it, I let the unknowns and my insecurities keep me from doing something I had been thinking about for a while.

I’m writing about spray painting.

Continue reading “Tackling an Intimidating Project”

Applique Smooth Edges on a Curve

“What the heck,” I thought as I looked at my work. “You can do better than that!”

Some background information…

My mom had designed and was making a quilt for my niece’s 5th birthday. This is a tradition she started with my son, Nicholas, who is her first grandchild.

There are now six grandchildren ages 5 to 24. Mom made each of them a baby quilt when they were born. Then she made (or will make) them another quilt on their 5th, 10th, and 15th birthdays.

Continue reading “Applique Smooth Edges on a Curve”

Path of Least Resistance…March’s Iccomplishment*!

Too much to do but not sure where to start? You thought you had a plan of action, but it seems like you still aren’t getting anything done?

These are some of the feelings that have plagued me on and off during the School Year Challenge.

This personal nine month challenge began in September and has resulted in a roller coaster of learning with highs and lows.

Continue reading “Path of Least Resistance…March’s Iccomplishment*!”