Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Salon 1/20

Blah. Not too much going on this week. I was under the weather for a few days but I'm back now. Nothing got done- nothing much anyway- around the house except I made a dent in the chocolate supply!

Yesterday I took my first machine-quilting lesson at my favorite quilt shop. They have a big computerized longarm quilter and offer lessons with the idea that I'll be able to rent time on it and quilt on my own after a few hours of tutorials. The class lasted three hours and it felt like information overload but I'm looking forward to my next lesson. I have a lot of unfinished quilts that are unsuitable for hand quilting for one reason or another, and I hope to be able to finish those as well as expand the range of quilting projects I can take on in the future. Between UFOs- UnFinished Objects, what we quilters call our not-done projects- and the TBR pile, sometimes I feel like life is just a lot of things I haven't caught up with yet!

Speaking of reading, I've decided my goal for the 2013 Europa Challenge will be to read 24 books- two per month- to make significant inroads in that pile of unread books. It's ambitious but I think I can do it. And then I'm not taking on any more challenges per se but it might be interesting to see, at the end of the year, what challenges are out there that I've fulfilled unintentionally!

Today I've got work in the morning and then cleaning up this afternoon. Being sick kept me from doing more to take down Christmas and right now my house is pretty sad.

What are you up to today? I hope you have a great Sunday. More Sunday Salon on Facebook.