Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

June 22, 2011

My Summer List~*

Give others more grace

Spend one day each week
 doing things I really love

Go wading in a stream

Make one new good friend

Lay out on a quilt under the stars

Sew an apron out of an old pair of overalls

Have a picnic in the mountains

Make homemade jelly or jam

Go to an outdoor play or concert
and see the movie The Help

 Visit the farmers market (often)

Go barefoot whenever I can

Let my hair grow

 Plant several somethings and watch them grow

Visit my friends whom I don’t get to see
that much during the months I teach,
especially Sally, Barb, Alice, and Dulcy

Talk to my neighbors more

Slow down and enjoy each day
moment by moment
with a thankful heart

I would love to know what are some of the things on your summer list?  Sweet summer blessings
 to all of you my friends.  The top photo is from my own personal collection of vintage photos 
that I have been collecting for 10 years now.  Be sure to check out my next post when I will 
be talking about and sharing a lot of them with you to use however you would wish!  


Crafty Gal Linda said...

Sounds like a great list! I read The Help and am also looking forward to seeing it. I'm reading the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks right now. Have a great summer!!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Sounds like a great list! I read The Help and am also looking forward to seeing it. I'm reading the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks right now. Have a great summer!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

What a great list! Really got me thinking. Hummm, let me see.
1.Spend tons of time with my husband & kids.
2. Go camping 3 times.
3. See a falling star while camping.
4. Eat s'mores while camping.
5. Lose 10 pounds after camping trip. LOL
6. Blog more.
Have a great summer!

Joanna said...

Superb list! It's too soon for me to be thinking about a summer list - we're still a few weeks away from our time off, but slowing down and enjoying the moment will definitely be one to put high up on the list.

ps that's such a cute photo!

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet, what a beautiful list of wishes,- I so hope they come true for you, Katie,dear.
My summer is bussy with turists in the shop, and not much time for walking barefooted, or slowing down ,at all. But my looking forward to, is seing my daughter,son-in-law,and the two kids, here next month :)
I just have to slow down a bit when the visits.
Happy summer to you-with hugs, from me.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love your summer list! Have lots of fun checking the to do's off.


Suz said...

This is so precious, Katie! I am going to have to think carefully about mine. It is a good idea.

How was your KC Willis camp?


T's Daily Treasures said...

That's a wonderful list! About the only lists I make lately are grocery lists. We are on summer holiday and I am enjoying piddling in my pajamas every day. I am such a homebody and enjoy every minute of it. Have a fabulous Friday, Tammy

Patti said...

Hi Katie!! Isn't Summer wonderful??? Aren't we so lucky to be able to have it to relish and play with? I hope you are getting some of the list whittled down. I can not wait to see The Help- read the book and loved it. Your list has inspired me to do one of my own- a Summer Bucket List per se... Hugs!!!

Janet said...

This is a great list of summer things to do. I plan to read more often, enjoy all the summer fruits that are available, take lots of art classes, and try to stay cool.

~*~Patty S said...

Enjoyed reading your list so much dear Katie
...being barefoot around the house and garden is one of my favorite things and I am letting my hair grow too!

My world has not stopped whirling since February...I am looking forward to some quiet time and a chance to reflect

hope you had a lovely time at your KC class!

thank you for touching my thankful heart with yours!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Katie,
what a wonderful list.I will be gardening a lot and try new things:)Hope you had fun at the KC Willis camp. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Beth Leintz said...

What a good idea to make a list- its so easy to let time go by without getting the things done that are really important to us- I'm going to think about my list today- and then WRITE SOMETHING down.

Debra said...

Hey Katie, first on my list is to say thanks for the sweet note and thanks so much for picking that precious old wicker settee. I just loved it, but didn't have a place for it anymore. It had been in my dining room for ages.
Hope you're having a wonderful summer!
lots of hugs and love,

Margaret said...

I love your list, I haven't yet made one of my own, might be borrowing a few of your ideas! love the quilt under the stars, a reason to get that top sewn together!!Mx

Jeanie said...

Best list ever and more than a few things I need to put on mine! (The Help is already there!) I love posts like this -- they make me think AND give me ideas!

Mrs. E said...

Run through a sprinkler. Kiss a baby. Your list is wonderful! (We are all a bunch of "The Help" fans aren't we?!! Great book. Hope the movie does it justice!)

Patti said...

Happy 4th Katie! Enjoy the day~~~

Patti said...

I don't have a list - yet - but you've inspired me, as usual!! I love the way you blog. And art. And live:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your list! I always write a bunch of things down that I want to do...and then look at it every once in awhile and see if I can go somewhere and do something NEW! ♥