Here are the targets I have set myself for 2016, inspired by Cathy. Pop over and see how well she’s doing.
16 WALKS (of more than an hour)
10 done, 6 to go.
- In August a walk along the beach to Cogden and then back to Burton Bradstock, including a Beach Clean of course.
2. In September an hour long walk on Newgale beach, Pembrokeshire.
15 HANDMADE GREETINGS CARDS
11 done, 4 to go
14 NEW ITEMS IN MY ETSY SHOP
7 done, 7 to go
11 done, 2 to go.
12 GARDEN POSTS
6 done, 6 to go.
I missed August and a September would just show you how the weeds have grown since my back was turned – it’s a jungle out there!
11 HAND MADE TOTE BAGS
10 TYPES OF HANDMADE BEADS
6 done, 4 to go
9 PIECES OF TEXTILE ART (started)
3 started, 6 to go
None this month. This feels more like a wet weather project.
8 MORNINGS of SORTING and STORING
3 done, 5 to go.
7 PAINTINGS (or other pieces of art)
3 done, 4 to go
Both are 8″x8″
And this one, which I entered in our local County Show. I will write a post about the show when time allows. But here is a quick update: We did not get any prizes for the painting, but I did get a first in ‘An Item of Crochet’ for one of my wigs and a couple of Highly Commended in other classes
6 BUS RIDES (using my bus pass)
2 done, 4 to go
None this month
5 NEW TYPES OF EXERCISE TRIED
4 done, 1 to go
No new ones this month. So far I have tried Pilates, Belly Dancing, a Dance Class, a Zumba-like class.
4 NEW PATTERNS for my ETSY SHOP
1 done, 2 to go
2 WAYS TO HELP REFUGEES
One done, one to go
Not quite what I had envisaged at the beginning of the year, life sometimes has other plans. It seems unlikely now that I will be making a trip this year, although I have not completely let go of the idea.
I’m never sure about giving money into a general pot but I was so moved by hearing of the work of Liz Clegg in the Calais Jungle on Woman’s Hour that I donated some money directly to her work of providing a women and children’s centre.
And I still have some ‘Squares for Blankets‘ on the go.
1 NOVEL READ
Hurray! ‘Enchanted August’ by Brenda Bowen got me there.
A gentle read. A fanciful tale of a group of people spending a month on an island in Maine, US. Not great literature, it didn’t tell me much about Maine and a bit clunky in places but it suited me fine. I enjoyed it.
And I’ve nearly finished a second book which I ordered from the library: ‘The President’s Hat’. Another pleasant read.
0 BEADS BOUGHT
Thank you Cathy for this idea, although things have slipped over the last couple of months, it is still good to look over the things that have been achieved.