To Do

595. Collage my life story

A fun and more engaging way to tell the story of my life.

568. Own a handknit sweater

Completed March 2000 My grandmother is an expert knitter. She makes the most beautiful sweaters, afghans, scarves, hats, mittens, etc. I don’t think I can ever remember her without her knitting needles. It’s definitely something that she’s passionate about. When I was little, it seems that I had a new sweater to wear about once […]

530. Create a story quilt

Updated December 11, 2009 Being a crafty and creative person myself, I’ve always adored walking through craft and art festivals, admiring the handiworks of my fellow creators. A few years ago, booths full of colorful, intricate, and amazing quilts started catching my eye. My stepmother’s stepmother was a quilter. How’s that for an odd family […]

295. Learn to knit

Completed 2001/2002 I’ve decided to move this one to the complete list, not because I’m a master knitter, but because I can knit. In fact, I rather like it. I could always use more practice, but I’ll get better. I started with dishcloths, knitted from cotton yarn. It’s a good idea because even if you […]

206. Sew a quilt

Updated October 28, 2009 I’ve already got some fabric cut out that I’d like to make into a quilt. I’m not much for wearing t-shirts, so I took all the t-shirts I got at various events in high school and cut out the designs, intending to make them into a quilt. Let’s see, we’re coming […]

122. Build a birdhouse

I love to make things with my hands, and I’d like to put them to good use to make a good home for some birdies.

88. Press some flowers

Updated July 4, 2009 Have you ever taken a book out of the public library, only to find somewhere between the pages, a beautifully pressed flower, waiting for you to find it? I have. I’d love to have an entire collection of pressed flowers, just randomly stuck into books in my own library. Sure, you […]

75. Crochet or knit a sweater

Completed October 2004 After three false starts, I finally completed a sweater. Well, okay, so it was a baby sweater. But that still counts! The little baby sweater now belongs to my friend Jilly’s adorable little baby boy. It is 100% baby merino wool in lavender, pink, blue, cream, and taupe. It’s a cardigan with […]

71. Learn to sew

Updated May 3, 2010 I come from a family of seamstresses. There were a few times when I was young that I got interested in sewing. I would go through my Mom’s patterns and fabric and pick something out, then ask her to show me how. The problem was that I didn’t have the patience. […]