bring on 30!

Today is my 30th birthday! I remember growing up and dreading 30 and wanting to hold on to my 20s like they were a lifeline to something I can’t even remember. Maybe that is my aging brain working. But since it has turned out to be such a momentous milestone for me I want to kick it off with: 30 New Things

I have the year to accomplish the list and well not sure why I thought this was a good idea but here it goes.

1. Learn how to knit.

2. Knit a cowl.

3. Learn how to slip stitch.

4. Blog at least once a week.

5. Find a place to volunteer once a month.

6. Learn how to embroider (is there a pattern happening).

7. Embroider an alphabet set.

8. Learn how to paper piece. the lovely Christina taught me!

9. Make my own gelato.

10. Run once a week. this is not happening quite yet and I’m thinking it might need to be redefined.

11. Sign up and run a 5k.

12. Learn to cross stitch. Christina taught me something new again!

13. Make my own tag.

14. Make memory books for kids.

15. Visit with both sides of my family.

16. Setup game night at least once month.

17. Go camping.

18. Take a crafty class.

19. Try 30 14 new recipes.

20. Host a dinner party of friends.

21. Get a tattoo.

22. Complete 30 24 pins.

23. outside concert Celestine Street Fest.

24. Night out once a month to myself July.

25. Date night once a month.

26. Visit a different country.

27. Ride a tandem bicycle.

28. Meatless Monday.

29. Break ground on our house!

30. Throw a birthday bash for the Hubs and Me.

If anyone can help me out in any way I welcome the advice and assistance!! Going to be a great year!

Goodbye 20’s! You brought such great things to my life. My husband and his family. Being reunited with my dad and his family after twenty years. My gorgeous children. Beautiful friendships and the joys of living in downtown Indy.

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bring on 30!

Supernova Swap #1

If you remember earlier this week when I put up this post about a quilt-a-long I was joining hosted by Stephanie @Late Night Quilter. And if not head there first to check out the details.

Well since Christina and I live in the same state (almost the same city) and are friends we were able to meet up for our block swap. We headed to our favorite pottery place, had some Asian comfort food, visited her work place for an errand and did our block swap. I can’t express how anxious I was to show her my block.

Not going to lie the darn thing gave me all sorts of trouble when I was trying to line everything up. I kept having to seam rip and adjust and I wanted every part to be perfect. I don’t have much experience with quilting and knowing Christina is a perfectionist like myself I knew I would really have to bring it!

We also had fun telling each other things we didn’t know about each other. I was pleasantly surprised since we have known each other for so long. One new thing I learned about Christina (we also happen to have in common) was that she was in show choir! Shoot I didn’t even know she could sing!

Here is my block that I put together 🙂

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Here is the block I received from Christina:

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Looks like we are drawn to the same patterns. It should be interesting to see what the next months will bring. And I know I can’t wait to find out.

Until then 🙂

Supernova Swap #1