The Bucket List is a film starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. In it: "The main plot follows two terminally men (portrayed by Nicholson and Freeman) on their road trip with a wish list of things to do before they kick the bucket." (Wikipedia) Lots of people, ill or not, have been making their own Bucket Lists.
I have also been reading Meg the Grand's blog, she is such an inspiration, and I loved this post. Basically, she is encouraging us to make our lives zesty and interesting by trying new things, even is a small way, and setting goals.
As some of you know, it is a big birthday for me this week. So for the occasion I would like to put together my own Sewing Bucket List - a list of stuff I would like to try, not ridiculous unachievable nonsense (e.g. win Project Runway) but small sewing firsts, little victories and challenges to make life fun.
Please can I have your ideas? I'd love to make a Sewing Bucket List (EVEN IF I have already done the, I can tick them off straight away then!)....
Here are a couple of ideas to get the ball rolling;
Insert an invisible zipper
Make a pair of pants
Make my own bias binding
Sew a machine buttonhole
Make something with jersey......
OK, what do you think I should add?
In my case I would like to tackle my serger…it's in the shop but I think maybe I should have been sent to the shop…we clearly don't get along!
1. use serger with confidence
2. make a fully lined garment
3. make a(somewhat structured) jacket (that actually fits my funky body)
4. draft a skirt and shirt off of an existing garment
This is a great idea, Bucket List (and I loved the movie)!
I hope you feel good about the big birthday. I remember turning (umm that age) and feeling a little sad but I can promise you it was the best, you just feel really good about who you are and you really know yourself! Now wind forward 10 years and you have me…oh that was something until I concluded it was an exclusive club that you had to earn the right to join. It's all good, just embrace it and have fun!
Happy Birthday to you my sewing friend! Celebrate and just love the moment, it really is great!
I especially like number 3 on your list Cathe, it is a bit of a way off for me yet .... and number 4 is a fab idea too
What's wrong with your serger? It hasn't caught tension from my sewing machine has it?
Thanks for your good wishes, I had a lovely little party at my house last night and all my best girls came round to celebrate my (ahem) new decade. My birthday is actually on Tues so I am not there yet! I wish you could have joined us last night, it would have been even more fun!
Right, I am off to think about more Sewing Bucket List.... how about - this is a bit ambitious - sewing a Vogue advanced pattern????? Have you done that one?
I think I will aim at Vogue average as my next Vogue milestone ;0)
I've never had a birthday twin before - ace! Well, today is my last day of being thirty-something..... hope you have a great birthday tomorrow Kat, and your man treats you to something nice ;0)
The party was ace, we had cocktails and nibbles and did a bit of karaoke (well, singstar on my PS2), I had a "glamorous" dress code so we all wore dresses.... I am very lucky to have lovely friends both in my village and online too - maybe one day we will all be able to share cocktails together ;0)
I like easy too, but I can dream .... maybe advanced one day.....
Hope your serger comes back happy and non-tense.
Cathe.. I really see you making a fantastic jacket.. And it will fit beautifully.. Everything you make is wonderful!!!!!
Hope your serger comes out of the shop..doing great and becoming REALLY good friends with you.
Maybe we need to name her ,something like...." Please work", or 'Be sweet".. Something that will entice her to be the best serger.. Come on Jen and Charolette T.. ..she needs a working - encouraging name.hahahhaha
I loved that movie..So good.. and fantastic actors. Morgan Freeman actually lives next door to my brother
in law.. How about that? [Not that I ever see him,.lol].
I love the bucket list of sewing. I will add my list later today.. I have my grandaughers visiting today..so I dont
want to stay on the computer a long time..Thankyou for the great topic. I love your bucket list.. I am motivated..thankyou.
I so agree with Cathe...[she always says it so graciously... Dont we all just love her}. Happy Birthday.. Hope you have a fantastic one.. Look forward to happy ...good years ahead..
It's great that you are spending some time with your granddaughters Judy, how great, hope you are having loads of fun, I'll look forward to seeing your bucket list ideas later in the week if you get time
Thanks for your lovely wishes too x
Thanks Diane, glad you had your own (sort of) bucket list and started travelling... yes please if you have sewing ideas for me x