Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hello, Spring

Ooh, Buttercups. How sweet! 
 Today was the first full day of Spring, and it sure felt grand. I spent some time outside admiring the new growth, playing fetch with my dog underneath the sun, and taking in the sweet air one slow breath at a time. When the days stretch before me, seemingly without end, I feel inspired to create more, move more, do more and be more. Spring represents new beginnings, and, in atypical good form, I held a little goal-setting session on the back porch (as if starting a blog and looking for a new job weren’t enough to keep me busy).

I have a to-do list a mile long: develop a collection of repeat pattern designs; attend a meeting of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild; get started on the mini-memorial quilts I would like to make in honor of my grandmother, who passed away in September; hang out with my friends, as I’ve been neglecting them; clean(!!); write more; cook better meals (I am the Sandwich Queen); finish my latest cut-paper collage; get to bed at a reasonable hour, etc.

I work best when I set deadlines (or have them set for me, preferably!). My creative goal for this week is to finish five repeat pattern designs. Cross your fingers you’ll see them by this time next week! My functioning properly in life goal is to do my dishes. Tomorrow. No excuses!! We’ll see about the rest...

What goals are you making this spring? Anything extending into summer? I would really like to plan a luau! I'm already collecting tiki-themed dishes. Goofy? But of course!

Happy Spring,
Alison :)


  1. Thanks for sharing your to-dos! I love the "functioning in life properly" goal. I identify so much, in terms of being conscientious about getting "normal" things done! Haha.

    Curious to see how your pattern-making turns out! :)

  2. Ha ha! Yeah, I have to remind myself to keep up with that sort of thing sometimes. :)

    My pattern-making is going behind schedule, but I've got some designs in progress.