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)
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.
15 HANDMADE GREETINGS CARDS
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
Each little pocket on the left has a favourite saying tucked into it.
14 NEW ITEMS IN MY ETSY SHOP
Certainly not as many as I would have liked – must do better!
12 GARDEN POSTS
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
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
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)
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
8 MORNINGS of SORTING and STORING (4 hours)
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.
5 done, 2 to go
Lots of paintings in progress but just 5 finished. See them here
6 BUS RIDES using my Bus Pass
5 NEW TYPES OF EXERCISE TRIED
4 NEW PATTERNS for my ETSY SHOP
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
Collecting clothing. Crocheting Blankets. Making donations.
1 NOVEL READ
‘Enchanted August’ by Brenda Bowen got me there.
0 BEADS BOUGHT
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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