Friday, August 31, 2012

I've Got a Little List*

  1. Tomorrow is September.  Go figure.
  2. Turn 60 a week from tomorrow.  Forty was England and Spain; fifty was a Very Ill Husband Indeed -- so sixty seems absolutely momentous!  
  3. Down 22 lb in 20 months, and feel great!
  4. Daily studio time now a habit -- even 'on the road'.
  5. Identified some Goals and Dreams for the next year+:
    1. Travel:
      1. Attend another SAQA Conference -- ideally Santa Fe in April 2013;
      2. "Home" to Quebec in June 2013;
      3. Scotland -- Skye and Shetland -- for my 65th!
    2. Reading:
      1. The leather-bound Dickens, Bronte and various poets, belonging to my maternal grandmother, some of which I had restored years ago.
    3. Creativity:
      1. Finish my Level 2 C&G and see if there's a Level 3;
      2. Contribute to the SAQA Benefit Auction every year;
      3. Participate in everything SAQA Western Canada offers locally, and volunteer to help, too;
      4. Continue to be active in the SAQA Visioning Project;
      5. Renew membership in Focus on Fibre Arts and the Alberta Arts Council;
      6. Work through the 'creativity' titles on my studio bookshelf;
      7. Take lessons to improve my spinning/carding/combing skills and add to my textile repertoire;
      8. Categorize and then finish or 'frog' my Unfinished Objects!
  6. This is my 900th blog post.  The First One was here, 'way back in February 2003 You can tell this space has evolved since then -- including a couple of name changes, and I no longer post a quote every weekend (I can't even remember how long that lasted!) -- but I am blessed to have a place where friends do gather, and read, and share comments about topics close to my heart like "handwork, gardening and family life".  :-)
  7. If you do the math,  you'll see that a Decade of Blogging is not far off!  There will likely be a fresh look, and perhaps yet another name change (the address remains!)...And yes, there will be a give-away...or two...or three.  This place is about fabric, and fibre, and floss, after all.  Stay tuned!
  8. For those of you who like a post with photos, here's the second piece I finished to send off to Gail Harker Centre for Creative Arts' up-coming fundraiser:
  9. 'Caught' (C) 2012 - 5" x 7" on mat board
  10. *With apologies to G&S, from whom I stole the title of this post, and the song so delightfully up-dated here by Opera Australia.  Enjoy!


Jenny K. Lyon said...

What a list! I hope you accomplish everything. And it would be delightful to meet you at SAQA Santa Fe. I'm going to be Regional Rep so I'll definitely be there-even have my hotel reservations made.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on your milestone. Such a nice chance to reflect.

Judy Warner said...

Great list, Margaret. So glad to know you and to be following you. Hope we get to see each other in 2013.

Monika Kinner-Whalen (MySweetPrairie) said...

wow. I'm flabbergasted. Congrats on so many things : ) including your dreams ; )