Recently I was inspired by Anna's "Ten Things This Summer" post. Actually, I was really inspired...not only does Anna have great ideas on her list, but it motivated me to make my own list, and today I'd like to share that list with you!
Numbers 1 and 2 are to start "Coastal Lily" by Minick & Simpson and "Steam Punk" by Jen Kingwell. A Lily quilt has been on my "To Do" list for quite some time. The applique'd Lily quilt at the top of this post was made by my great great grandmother, Mary Gilchrist Bice, in the 1930's. When Thelma started "Coastal Lily" I knew I'd found the Lily quilt I was going to make.
"Steam Punk" is a quilt that has been inspiring me since blocks started showing up on Instagram!
Number 3--quilt my "Hopscotch" quilt myself. I'm getting a lot better about quilting smaller projects on my own, but I really want to quilt a larger quilt. And I know this will turn out wonderful, because an expert is going to help me baste it and get it started!
Number 4--clean my sewing room! It looked wonderful back in January after the studio re-do. Sadly, it doesn't look like this today. I also need to hang more quilts on the wall in the studio!
Number 6--Jen Kingwell's "Green Tea and Sweet Beans" is on my "bucket list", but number 6 is actually just to make a list of my quilts (I just wanted a pretty picture for this topic).. I love that Elizabeth and Thelma both have "lifetime lists" of their quilts. And even though I probably won't be able to fully make the list because I've given many quilts away...I'd like to at least try to come up with a physical list.
Number 7--actually get the courage to break open my bundle of "Pot Luck!" I bought this at Sample Spree at market...and I just can't untie that string! I have two quilts in mind for it, too...so it's not like I'm short of ideas for using it!
Number 8--continue to work on my scrappy string quilt. I know this will be a long time in finishing, but I'd like to at lease make a few more blocks this summer.
Number 9--make a Christmas Scrappy Trip Along quilt! This is my Bee quilt this year, and I've already received 6 blocks back! I need to start making some of my own so I can get this put together before Christmas!
Number 10--I would love to find a quilt ladder to display some of my quilts. I've found one on a website that looks pretty good...still trying to decide if it's the one for me. If I can't find a quilt ladder, I'd love to find a nice (but not too expensive) Featherweight.
So those are my Ten Things for This Summer! What about you? What are you thinking of doing this summer? Because July 1st was my 5th "blogiversary," I thought it would be fun to combine a giveaway with this post. I've added a "linky" widget to the bottom of this post and would absolutely love if you would write a post about your summer goals (it doesn't have to be 10 things...just whatever you're trying to do this summer). Then come back and add your link here! I'll keep the link widget open until July 15th; I will then pick some winners from the links and some winners from the comments (if you don't have a blog and are unable to write a post...just leave a comment about your summer goals). I added my link in first just to test if the widget was working. You'll be able to choose the photo from your post you'd like to appear in the link.
Thanks so much for stopping by!