Cara’s post on summer goals last week got me thinking about some goals I might have for the summer. I don’t have a full list like Cara does, but I did think of a few things that I’d like to get done.
One of the things I’d like to do is make a quilt and hand-quilt it. At my job, I make quilt tops all day long, but I don’t do the actual quilting. I’ve made two tshirt quilts at home, but I used my machine to quilt them both. I love the look of hand-quilted quilts. They take time and patience and dedication. I’m generally not good at discipline or following through on projects, so I’d like to challenge myself to actually hand-quilt a (small) quilt this summer.
As promised, here are 25 more things to do instead of spending money! Missed my first post? Click here.
If you’re looking for something to do today without spending any money, consider these alternate options. Just some simple ideas for ya! Some are fun and others are productive. Nothing fancy, just some ideas that came to mind.
When my mom was widowed at the heartbreaking age of 34, my grandparents stepped in to make sure the three of us were well taken care of. We were living in Arkansas, and they were just across the Mississippi River in Tennessee. It was about an hour and a half drive, but they traveled it often. They came not just for the holidays and sporting events, but to chop down trees and clean out gutters. They loved us and served us well.
I’ve spent the past week alternating between using the shovel as a Pogo stick and digging through the dirt on my hands and knees. Clearing a garden plot is way more work than I expected when I picked up the shovel last Saturday.
Humility: True Greatness is an excellent little book. Like most of C.J. Mahaney’s works, the language is uncomplicated and straightforward. He writes in short, broken down chapters that make reading and digesting very easy.
This month, I’m reviewing Pillsbury’s Gluten Free Cookie Dough. I was pretty skeptical when I first saw this on the shelf at the grocery store. Most gluten free cookie doughs are pretty gritty, almost sand-like.
But I was post pleasantly surprised.
Growing up in Arkansas, tornado drills were just a part of life. We listened when the warnings came. We packed the basement hallway with pillows, stuffed animals, and the real animals too. It was a slumber party on a school night! I thought this was what it meant to ‘be in a tornado‘ when I was a kid.