Day 1

Day 1 of 365

It has been a busy, cold, and comfortable first day of 2018.
29 degrees is our high for today, and I am loving it.
My plans to start my walking have been delayed due to this weather.
I guess I could walk in the malls, but that is so boring.
It is much better to walk outside.
In the meantime, I have started on some of my new projects.

I decided to join the 2018 Color Challenge. In this challenge, you can use the designs provided, or create your own. I like the freedom of this challenge. This morning, I spent some time trying to design my own block.
One of my goals is to use up my scraps, so this will be an ongoing project.
I got interested in making inch block squares, so I tried one out today with some of my purple scraps.

Very time consuming, so I might move on to other scrap buster plans.

Last year, I had purchased a book by Gunilla Norris, Simple Ways Towards the Sacred.
I used to teach my students the importance of reading for understanding.
Well, last year, I did not follow my own reading teaching practices.
I just gleamed through the book.
For my morning reading, I pulled this book off the shelf…I am so glad I did.
In her introduction, Gunilla Norris mentions the poet, Rainer Maria Rilke.
I had run across one of this poet’s quotes about starting a new year, so I printed it on fabric.
This inspired me to get started on my 52 Fridays Quilt Journal.
I have decided to make a new page on this blog, to enter the photos, thoughts, and process of this fabric quilt journal. I hope you will check this page out from time to time. The page is on the right column on the home page: 52 Fridays~A Quilt Journal.

9 thoughts on “Day 1

  1. They say you burn more calories walking in the cold. I would try it out but still recovering from bronchitis. A quilt journal sounds awesome, can’t wait to see where it takes you!

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