These are the targets I have set myself for 2016, inspired by Cathy.
16 WALKS (of more than an hour)
7 done, 9 to go.
One in June: I pondered whether to include my 4 hours spent wandering round the Cerne Abbas Open Gardens and although this was not a straight walk, I ached the next day so I decided to add it. Cheating? Hmm – only me to judge that one – that’s what I love about this challenge!
A few other walks in June but none over an hour – I thought this challenge was going to be easy to fulfil – must get a wiggle on in July!
15 HANDMADE GREETINGS CARDS
11 done, 4 to go
I made 2 more in June – both using Duck Tape and a Dymo for retro lettering. I think this is super funky, although I’m not sure my 68 year old friend did! The other card is for Miss E, I wonder what she will think.
14 NEW ITEMS IN MY ETSY SHOP
7 done, 7 to go
I added 4 wigs in June. It was a relief to finish these 4 wigs which had been sitting in the W.I.P.s box for far too long.
9 done, 4 to go.
One done in June. Gardening takes over a bit at this time of year.
12 GARDEN POSTS
6 done, 6 to go.
I’m keeping up with the EOMV posts and enjoying recording how one border develops through the seasons.
11 HAND MADE TOTE BAGS
10 TYPES OF HANDMADE BEADS
6 done, 4 to go
6 in June! Hurray! At last I’m off the starting blocks with this challenge.
I have made six types of bead – 5 using Fimo, one using scrap paper and thread.
9 PIECES OF TEXTILE ART (started)
3 started, 6 to go
I have made a start on this appliqued bird. It might go in one of the books or be a stand alone work depending on how it turns out.
8 MORNINGS of SORTING and STORING
3 done, 5 to go.
Two in June
The garage has been cleared and sorted, and my stash of beads are now in order. Before Miss E was born my daughter was making fascinators and I was making beaded embellishments and jewellery to go with them. It was fun creating bespoke items for wedding outfits. I ended up with absolutely masses of beads that have been used intermittently since and got in a right old muddle.
A happy morning was spent sorting so they are now in some sort of order – ooo that feels good!
7 PAINTINGS (or other pieces of art)
Zero (but they maybe something to show you for July – the paint brushes are out!)
6 BUS RIDES (using my bus pass)
2 done, 4 to go
5 NEW TYPES OF EXERCISE TRIED
4 done, 1 to go
So far I have tried Pilates, Belly Dancing, a Dance Class, a Zumba-like class.
4 NEW PATTERNS for my ETSY SHOP
2 WAYS TO HELP REFUGEES
For now I am going to have to stick to crocheting ‘Squares for Blankets‘, but I am still on the look out for a suitable trip to make.
1 NOVEL READ
Still 2 false starts, they have to be engaging and happy – difficult to find.
0 BEADS BOUGHT
Thank you Cathy for this inspiration, it is a great motivator.