Ten things I love to do on a weekend

Inspired by Carole Knits Ten on a Tuesday, I decided to join in for this one.

Ten things I love to do on a weekend

  1. Lay around and read a book
  2. Drink my coffee and breakfast leisurely on Saturday morning while laying around and reading a book
  3. Focus on a craft or two that day — sewing, quilting, weaving, spinning, knitting
  4. Go to the farmer’s market
  5. Watch my Netflix, or The Quilt Show, or something similar. I really don’t watch tv at all, otherwise.
  6. Spend a lengthy bit of time at the bookstore, leisurely sipping the latte and browsing for new authors.
  7. Listen to/Watch some podcasts
  8. Go out for a walk or biking without the pressure of exercise
  9. Hit a craft fair or fiber festival. I don’t even really have to buy anything, just be around the fiber stuff or people who like to make things
  10. Did I mention I love to lay around and read?
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Roundup 2012 August

What special or unusual event occurred?
Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. That was a weird day, that really reminded me that I rather like their chicken.
What were my accomplishments this month?
Canned 22 pints of peaches as well as three pints and two quarts of cut-up tomatoes
R
aspberry picking and canning and freezing and making of sorbet
What were my disappointments this month?
The raspberry jam didn’t quite work out the first time. I think I overcooked it. I’ll try again the next week, which will be September.
I also didn’t get as much done as I‘d like at work, but that is par for the course.
What books/music/shows did I enjoy this month?
  • Tangle of need browse
  • Ice cream book
  • Seeker by Jack McDevitt
  • Enchanted no more by Robin Owens — didn’t really like it
  • Re-read the Sons of Destiny series by Jean Johnson out of order
  • Legend of the seeker tv series – must check out the book it is based on
  • Chuck tv series
  • Have gun, will travel tv series – interesting to watch versions of things I listened to as a radio show
  • Warehouse 13
  • Little bit of the Olympics
  • Poirot episodes (Agatha Christie’s)
What crafts did I work on this month (not what I finished, but what did I work on)?
  • Percy shawlette
  • Cat Bordhi socks restarted with a simpler pattern, but trying to use the Cat Bordhi pattern of increases & decreases for the Sky architecture
  • Seaming together summerweight sweater
  • Finished blanket shawl
  • Finished weaving in ends on old bamboo skirt
  • Did leftovers yarn scarf to sell. Includes sparkly yarn
  • Felted wool applique quilt
  • Spinning brown roving for a sweater
What fun things did I do with my family, friends, or by myself?
I went to my regular scrapbook crop and got some good stuff done. I focused on digital. I need to organize myself for the next crop, as to what I want to print out vs. do digital.
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Gathering stuff to give a thank you gift to the Secret Sister who gifted me over the past year. I’m late, but persistent. But I do need to get a move on! I just found out she is moving away soon.
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
  • Ball mason jar lids
  • Citrus juice press, which I haven’t even tested yet. Lemon sorbet, I’m on my way.
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
A bit more sinus pressure this month, mostly related to the many thunderstorms that roll through. ‘Tis the season.
Anything else noteworthy to include?
Took an online class on photography with Katrina Kennedy.
What rest did I achieve this month?
It’s a struggle. But I do have to remind myself again and again – I do not sleep well with cold feet. Even in the midst of summer, I had to sleep with wool socks on.