16 for 2016 December

A bit late, but I just had to do a final round-up of my 16 for 2016 targets. I was so pleased with my late surge of activity in December, that I wanted to share them with you.

Inspired by Cathy at Nanacathy, here is what I wanted to achieve in 2016, all the ones in PINK were completed in December.

16 WALKS (of more than an hour)

DONE

Once away from home in December I went on a walk nearly every day and had done 4 one hour walks within the first 6 days, hitting the target and beyond.

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15 HANDMADE GREETINGS CARDS

DONE

Just before leaving home for my 31 day retreat I had the idea of making re-usable cards out of fabric

and some fabric ‘cards’ to send to my 8 grandchildren whilst I was away.

Here’s 3 of them

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Each little pocket on the left has a favourite saying tucked into it.

14 NEW ITEMS IN MY ETSY SHOP

10 done

Certainly not as many as I would have liked – must do better!

13 SWIMS

11 done

12 GARDEN POSTS

6 done

I have no gardening targets in my 2017 list!

11 HAND MADE TOTE BAGS

Zero in 2016 – which really did surprise me – however Miss E wanted to make a drawstring bag to keep her gym hand-guards in, and we have just made 3 together

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I’m keeping the one on the left to put shoes in when I’m packing a case to go away. It is also the perfect size for a wine bottle!

Miss E has the other two.

10 TYPES OF HANDMADE BEADS

7 done

I tried lots of tutorials on YouTube which I could not get to work, but I was glad to have had a go.

9 PIECES OF TEXTILE ART (started)

DONE

I went away on 15th Dec with a car laden with fabric and started creating pieces of textile art on Day One – with a month stretching ahead it was lovely to sit amidst material and threads and be able to concentrate on just that with no interruptions. I think I started at least 10 projects in December and did finish a couple which I will share at a later date.

Here is a textile tassel just to give you a hint of what is to come

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8 MORNINGS of SORTING and STORING (4 hours)

DONE

I completed this target on 5th Dec: I was spurred on to have a tidy up before going away. So pleased to hit this particular target.

7 PAINTINGS

5 done, 2 to go

Lots of paintings in progress but just 5 finished. See them here

6 BUS RIDES using my Bus Pass

2 done

5 NEW TYPES OF EXERCISE TRIED

4 done

4 NEW PATTERNS for my ETSY SHOP

1 done

3 MASSAGES

1 done

I did have another massage whilst I was away….. bliss (a gift from my lovely daughter – even better!)…… but it was in January 2017.

2 WAYS TO HELP REFUGEES

DONE

Collecting clothing. Crocheting Blankets. Making donations.

1 NOVEL READ

DONE

‘Enchanted August’ by Brenda Bowen got me there.

0 BEADS BOUGHT

ZERO

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Doing this review has helped me be a little more realistic for 2017 – I think!

The list is waiting in the wings. It is fun to see there are a few of us doing the 17 for 2017 challenge, even my daughter has been inspired to join in and has made a brilliant start.

 

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51 responses to “16 for 2016 December

  1. Well done Daffy!! You have done so well with all of your goals. I am looking forward to seeing what you have got lined up for 2017! 🙂

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  2. I hope you’ve given yourself a pat on the back for all you’ve accomplished! (As you’ve probably gathered I’m working backwards from my reader!) 😀

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  3. It has been so interesting joining you on your journey Sandra and sharing your achievements.Even though you didn’t achieve all your targets having the list clearly motivated you – and your month away was such a brilliant opportunity too.

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  4. You did amazingly well! Brilliant! And good luck with those 2017 goals… 🙂 🙂

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  6. So inspiring. Never mind if you don’t get all done, it’s the aim that counts I think. Was just thinking about a list of goals when this blog arrived. Definitely going to join in now. First goal is to have the list up before end of month and learn how to link it.

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  7. Well done! I love the idea, and might have to try it for 2017… Maybe if I aim to have the list done by the end of January…

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  8. Great job on last year’s list. I am thinking about creating a list myself. I’m a little late getting to it because I started my year of with the flu for weeks, but I have set it as one of my goals for this week now that I am feeling better. Your post was just what I needed. Thank You! Also, I haven’t had the chance to let you know, but I received my seahorse. I love it and making something for it to go on is going to be part of my goals for this year. I also got to add the stamps from your package to my stamps received journal page that I recently started. They were the first international stamps and hopefully not the last. 🙂 Here’s to 2017!!

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    • Hi JP – now I am totally confused – since our latest communication I bought some orange cotton to make your son a seahorse, but have not made it yet. So ….. did I send the one you have sometime before Christmas and it has only just got to you? Did you note what date it was sent? It will be fun to have you along with the 17 for 2017 – no rush, you can join in whenever you like.
      Hope you are fully recovered now – take VitaminC! xxx

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  9. Very well done ~ congratulations!
    Such interesting choices of things to do.
    This year should bring interesting changes.
    Can’t wait to see some of your work from your retreat! xx

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  10. Phew! So ambitious!

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  11. I’m glad you came back and summarized–we needed closure on the year, and you really did do well!

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  12. An interesting list. I’m inspired with some of creativity ideas 🙂

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  13. Oh well done you. Excited to see your textile art and your 2017 list. It’s great that others are joining in. I like the cards you made whilst away and well done on the walks and belly danicng!

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  14. Well done! There’s nothing wrong with over achieving on walking.

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    Well I think you did very very well. Your creativity is very inspiring. I look forward to reading 2017s list!

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  16. Because 2017 is the first year I’ve done this, I’m wondering whether I might have been under-ambitious with some of my targets… but maybe that’s just new year enthusiasm… time will tell. Nice to see your summary of 2016… and looking forward to seeing some of the textile art.

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    • It is difficult to pitch it the first time isn’t it – but I found that helpful in itself. Thank you for your encouragement Jan, it really does help. I’m so glad we are all dong it together! 🙂

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  17. I love the list and find it really motivating. I have also told other friends and at least 3 others are joining in. Well done in 2016, I look forward to seeing your 2017 one 😊

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