Thursday, January 8, 2009

Variable Star and my List

Ever tried to get refried beans out of a huge can without any type of can opener? No? Lucky...

The calender says today's block is called Variable Star. They lie. I cheated again and used the leftover QSTs from Betsy's baby quilt because I am running out of purple and didn't have enough of the swirly purple fabric to make them. I kinda like the way it's turned out though. I have, I think, 4 more of these QSTs so you're bound to see them again. *grin*

I joined a challenge today that I had seen on other peoples blogs and always found entriguing. Now that I'm signed up I'm all nervous and panicky though. I don't know why because I've participated in swaps and challenges a hundred times. Basically it's a miniature quilt swap. Seasonal themes, done in monochromatic colors. I could end up having to make an 18" square sprint quilt from black/gray fabrics. I can't wait to see what I get to make, but I am still REALLY nervous! It's the 4 Seasons Quilt Swap 5 found here: Wish me luck, LOL!

I've seen this on other blogs and thought each person was thinking up 100 things they'd done! It seemed to me like that would take forever, but then today I saw Ginny's blog and she explained that you just BOLD the things you've done. I bolded mine, but things I've done in the last year I made italic too. : ) Copy and paste your own into your own blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/World
8. Climbed a mountain (sorta)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

And now my own:
100: Been on a motorcycle
101: Taken an art class
102: Cooked something you'd never made before
103: Touched a fish
104: Went camping
105: Spun yarn
106: Painted a picture
107: Fallen in love
108: Been to Philadelphia, PA
109: Visited Cherokee, NC
110: Visited a Civil War cemetary
111: Read the Lord of the Rings trilogy
112: Bought a homeless person a meal
113: Gone horseback riding
114: Saw where my Mom grew up
115: Met my (then) future inlaws for the first time
116: Was blessed with a son
117: Was blessed with a daughter
118: Finished a quilt
119: Went out on a boat
120: Fell on rollerblades
121: Drove a 4wheel ATV
122: Got dragged by a 4wheel ATV
123: Got run over by a 4wheel ATV
124: Swam in the ocean
125: Saw a falling star
126: Sang Carols at a nursing home
127: Owned 30 bottles of nail polish at one time
128: Paid attention during a sermon
129: Dared someone to eat something
130: Missed old friends
131: Made a new friend
132: Was nice to someone who didn't deserve it
133: Had someone be nice to be when I didn't deserve it
134: Been hit BY a deer
135: Unwittingly ate deer
136: Quit smoking
137: Learned to drive a stick shift
138: Brought home a 6 foot, 250lb pierced, tattooed man
139: Had parents cool enough to think that was normal
140: Broke a family heirloom
141: Got a family heirloom
142: Got a tattoo
143: Got a massage


  1. been hit by a deer huh? That one is hilarious! My son has been run over by an ATV and a car-in fact he was in just the right position that the car went compeltely over the top of him. LOL

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