My targets for the year:
17 – walks longer than an hour
3 Done (14 to go)
Walks in Wales
- 2nd. Jan nearly 90 minute walk on Newgale Beach
- 3rd.Jan coast path from Nine Wells to Trelerw and back.
- 4th.Jan Newgale in drizzle, back to Number35 for delicious Apple Crumble and cream and a pot of good strong Welsh tea.
16 – handmade greetings cards.
I’m a bit taken aback by this but I have already reached my target! It took me all year in 2016 to make 15 handmade cards, but I suddenly got the urge to make Valentine’s cards for my grandchildren and churned out a few more at the same time. 18 Never-Ending Cards and one (top left) made with a photo of some Love Rocks printed on A4 card and folded once.
15 – beachy things (split into 3 x 5s – 5 pieces of beach related art, 5 beach cleans on new beaches, 5 beach clean sculptures, assemblages or mandalas)
14 – items for my Etsy shop
13 – drawers, cupboards, shelves or boxes sorted out.
1 shelf (12 to go)
I found 4 pots of Wood Glue – so that’s where I keep it.
The rest of the cupboard needs doing now
goodness knows what lurks in that repurposed veg rack
12 – WIPs finished
11 – paintings/ art works Working towards an exhibition in May/June 2018
10 – house and garden tasks (split into 5x 2s – make two quiches, paint two chairs, complete two house projects, complete two garden projects, raise two pumpkin plants)
9 – textile books worked on.
8 – hand written letters to grandchildren
7 – find 7 interesting objects
I have already found masses of objects which interest me on my beach cleans, every item has a human story behind it, but it’s hard to choose ones that I think might be of more general interest ….
Does this qualify?
a rusted aerosol with the outer casing having completely gone, apart from the top. I have taken loads of photos of the colours and textures of this object. There are a couple more in this post on my Beach Clean Art blog.
I might count this as Number One find, haven’t decided yet.
6 – items made for Pippin or improvements to Pippin.
Pippin is the old caravan that sits in the garden. I got her when I was having renovations done on my house and now she is a perfect spot to store lego and be a lovely little haven or playhouse – I do have a fondness for caravans.
Her interior is very drab, I’m hoping to cheer things up a bit with patchwork and crochet cushions and curtains.
5 – random acts of kindness
4 – new National Trust properties visited
3 – make three up-cycled items of clothing
2 – meet two fellow bloggers
Who will it be this year? Exciting!
1 – car boot sale
0 – Buy zero new clothes
There are ELEVEN others joining in with the 17 for 2017 list of targets that I know of:
Let me know if you are too and I’ll add you to the list. It will be fun to see how everyone gets on.
Cathy of Nanacathy and I tend to give an update each month but is is entirely up to each person to post or not as they wish – the joy of this is that each 17er makes up the rules for themselves as they go – so come on in and join us – it’s never too late!