January 2008 - further up and further in

Friday, January 25, 2008

A Long-Awaited Accomplishment

Friday, January 25, 2008 0
A Long-Awaited Accomplishment
Originally posted on my HSB blog, January 25, 2008

My grandparents visited the other day. Although we live near each other (about an hour away) we don't see each other as often as we would like, so it was a treat to see them. My grandpa had just had surgery on his eyes and so was sleeping while he was here, so my grandma decided to help me finish my tiered skirt. I started my skirt a LONG time ago, probably the summer of last year, when Grandma was teaching my cousin and I how to sew. My cousin finished hers before mine, about a couple months ago, on a day when Grandma worked with her individually, and I've been needing to finish mine for a while now. Well, Grandma helped me work on it on Tuesday, and then came again on Thursday to do the final touches. Now, it's mostly finished, and I wore it once. The bad news is I think we may have sewn a pin into it, since when I sat down something poked me! I really hope not. I am really excited about completing this, since it was a project I needed to finish, and one of my goals for this year.

Another cool thing about it was that I was running out of thread on my bobbin, so Grandma and I were praying that it wouldn't run out before we finished. (I got my machine the Christmas of '07, and I haven't learned how to completely use it yet.) Well, we finished, with even some thread to spare!!

My skirt has the top of some old jeans on the top of it (with the legs cut off) which really saved time with the waistband of such. Then there are about 5 tiers of red and white patterned material. I really like it, and hope to post pictures soon.

Well, sorry this is so quickly written. I am in a bit of a hurry!

Kylie (I'll add my siggy in later)

Friday, January 11, 2008

Get to know me a little better!

Friday, January 11, 2008 0
Get to know me a little better!

Originally posted on my HSB blog, January 11, 2008

5 Random Things About Myself:

1. I like the color lavender.

2. I just watched National Treasure on New Year's Eve, and REALLY enjoyed it!

3. My grandma is teaching me how to sew.

4. I want to learn to play the guitar.

5. I am currently reading the Chronicles of Narnia for the bajillionth time!

5 Weird Things About Myself:

1. I am double jointed--on both pinkies!

2. I can wiggle my eyebrows.

3. I don't have a favorite animal, but I really like cats.

4. I really like squash, especially with brown sugar on it--YUM!

5. I like creamy tomato soup, but I don't like chili.

5 Things On My Desk:

1. Computer monitor, mouse, keyboard.

2. Glasses of water.

3. 3x5 cards.

4. C.S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies

5. A calculator

5 Of Your Best Friends:

1. Jesus Christ.

2. My family.

3. My cousin.

4. N/A

5. N/A

5 Things You Love To Do:

1. Read

2. Write

3. Blog

4. Crochet

5. Make templates

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8 Things I'm passionate about:
  1. Jesus Christ
  2. Narnia
  3. My family
  4. Reading
  5. Blogging
  6. Writing
  7. HTML
  8. Crafty-type things, such as crocheting
8 Things I Want to do Before I Die:
  1. Learn more and become closer to God
  2. Learn to be a servant and have a better attitude
  3. Get married and hopefully have kids
  4. Write at least one book and hopefully publish it
  5. Visit another country (maybe England or Israel)
  6. Trust God
  7. Follow God's plan
  8. Ditto!
8 Things I Say Often:
  1. "Do I have to take a shower?"
  2. "Just a second..."
  3. "Mom, can I do the computer?"
  4. "I love you."
  5. "Lord, help me..."
  6. "I need help..."
  7. "I got a comment from so-and-so."
  8. "So-and-so replied to my e-mail..."
8 Books I've Read Recently
  1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  2. Prince Caspian
  3. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  4. The Silver Chair
  5. Books on C.S. Lewis
8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over:
  1. The Narnia Soundtrack
  2. Lots of songs by Danny Oertli
  3. Any sort of Celtic music
8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friend(s):
  1. Her love for God
  2. Her loyalty as a friend
  3. Her good attitude
  4. How she and her family act
  5. Our love for reading/writing
  6. That she's so fun to be around
  7. Her acceptance of me no matter what
8 Things I've Learned This Past Year
  1. Lots of things in school
  2. That I enjoy home EC
  3. Several Bible passages, such as Ephesians 6 and Psalm 91
  4. That God does things in his own timing, not ours, and that He has a plan and purpose for our life
  5. More HTML
  6. To be myself
  7. To give myself grace
  8. That time is precious

Friday, January 4, 2008

Goals for 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008 0
Goals for 2008
Originally posted on my HSB blog, January 4, 2008

Here are some things I am hoping to accomplish in 2008:

Read through the bible in a year - This year my family and I decided to read through the Bible using a One Year Bible. My siblings and I have never done this, and I am really excited. Although it is a real big commitment, we are still going strong.

Grow closer to God - I think this should be a goal for our whole lives. My Dad says that you can ALWAYS be closer to God. One way I am going to do this is by reading through the Bible in a year.

Become a better sister/daughter - No matter how it seems on the blog world, I am not perfect. I mess up a lot and am not the most patient person in the world. This year I hope and pray that I will learn to control my temper and have more patience and self control.

Finish the MANY projects I have started - I have many projects that still need to be finished, believe it or not. They include: knitting a scarf for my sister, finishing crocheting my baby blanket, finish sewing my three-tiered skirt, as well as others which I can't remember.

Work on my attitude - My attitude could use some work as well. This year I'm praying that God would help me to improve my attitude.

Make a cape - I am planning to use some of my Christmas money to make a Narnia-style cape. Mom said it shouldn't be too hard, and, while I still have to find a pattern, we found some deep reddish-purple fabric at Wal-Mart that would work.

Those are all the goals I can think of at the moment, but I will probably add more as the year goes on.

Oh, and I wanted to post a little note about my posting schedule...because of the busyness of the holidays, I have not been posting regularly on Tuesdays and Fridays, but hopefully now that things are calming down I can get back to normal.

Have a blessed year!