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A Little Bit of Everything

Can’t believe that the year is almost over. There was so much more I wanted to do but perhaps next year. I hope to get better or a least more consistent in posting  my progress next year.

I have read 60 books on my way to my goal of 1500.

I have taken 4 glass classes and created a variety of items. More to come on this.

I have started to try to find ways to save more money.

I have looked at various companies that sponsor trips to the Galapagos Islands.

I have looked into possible retreats for next year.

I had a discussion with the girl about her quilt. Now we need to come up with a design and fabric.

So, I can look back and say I made a least a tiny start on all of my goals and that makes me very happy.

I’ll try to be back soon with more details.

Reading Update

I haven’t updated for awhile and looking at my list I see that I haven’t entered many of the books I read last month. I need to get that list together so I can see how far I’ve come. I haven’t read as manybooks as I had hoped but the new year is coming and I will try to do better. Hopefully, I can get that list together and post my numbers tomorrow. We’ll see.

Glass Classes Have Started

I have completed 2 of my 4 classes. I took the sampler pack so that I could try out all 4 of the studio processes.

My first class was in the stained glass studio.  I made a small suncatcher with some precut pieces of glass. I wasn’t too thrilled with the choices we had to use but it didn’t turn out too bad. It was interesting but I’m not sure it is something I want to continue to do.

Then, last night I went to the flame studio to make a flamecicle. I was really looking forward to this one.  I found it a bit difficult to do- trying to keep both hands moving the glass was a challenge. I’m not too sure how they turned out – the color won’t show up until they come out of the kiln. I had hoped to make them longer but it would get too thin and then break off. For a first attempt though it was a fun experience.  Melissa, our instructor was very encouraging and helpful.

 Next up is the hot studio where we will be making blown glass ornaments. By the end of the month I will be able to cross this goal off my list!

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