Sunday, 21 October 2012

Updated List!

Some of you may remember that I posted a list of 101 things I would like to do. It was of the 101 in 1001 theme but I didn't set a time limit as some things I knew would take more than 10001 days. I thought it was about time I popped back and reviewed the list to see if I could cross off anything else.
I am not quite sure why I highlighted those to do in green and those done in red, seems a bit back to front now but that's how it is!
  1. Make a draft excluder for front door - I might even make another one
  2. Read top 200 BBC books (not including those already read) - I have started this
  3. Craft an item a month (different crafts) x 12 - Cross stitch, beading, sugar craft, resin jewellery, card making, hand sewing, bread making, basic knitting, jam making, beeswax candle, dressmaking (well a skirt) with a machine and knitting with Katia wool, (the wool is different but process the same so undecided about this one but I think it counts)
  4. Use my rolling machine
  5. Take a silver clay course
  6. Use ultrasonic cleaner
  7. Attend 6 table sales/craft fairs - 3 out of 6!
  8. Finish nieces cross stitch - I showed you a picture of this.
  9. Make a Thomas cross stitch for No 1 son
  10. Make Xmas baubles for boys - my mother bought me a kit to make beaded baubles
  11. Complete No 1 son 1st yr frame - We have misplaced/lost the frame so we will have to think of a new one for this! (Luckily it had no pictures in it yet)
  12. Make No 1 son baby album
  13. Finish patchwork quilt
  14. Grow own veg - we did this last year it wasn't a great year but we did eat our own food
  15. Organise all beads and findings - I have now almost finished doing this.
  16. Produce cost list for beads and findings - started
  17. Use the Champney's spa treatments book I was given
  18. Learn to use sewing machine - I'm no pro but I have cleaned, threaded, wound a bobbin and sewn!
  19. Return to pre-baby size - This will have to wait until I have had baby number three. . . 
  20. Make cheese and butter
  21. Go to America and meet in-laws
  22. Scrap a wedding page
  23. Finish Father Christmas
  24. Set up a website - started - I did this in UK but we moved so another thing to be put on hold or rethought out.
  25. Blog once a week for 10 weeks
  26. Commit a random act of kindness every month x 10 
  27. Make No 2 son baby album
  28. Use knotting tool to make necklace/bracelet
  29. Make a candle - I rolled a beeswax candle would still like to mould a candle
  30. Use leaf whacking technique from garden programme
  31. Raise money for YCT - I raised £2035.35 by shaving my head earlier in the year and having cakes and a tombola etc on the day and an on-line auction with the left over donations.
  32. Save each month x 12, pay off any cards - This was a double one 8 out of 12 mth saved in then things like moving abroad eat into the savings.
  33. Hand make cards x 10 - 3 out of 10
  34. Make items using techniques from each book
  35. Refresh silver smithing techniques
  36. Go to a ballet
  37. Go to a musical
  38. Make 10 presents in 2011 - this has rolled into 2012 - 11 out of 12 (2 little girls received bracelet and earring sets this weekend at their parties.
  39. Do more home baking with No 1 son
  40. Go on a family trip once a mth x 12 
  41. Take boys camping
  42. Spend a weekend away with hubby
  43. Document Bad Taste bear collection
  44. Document Tatty Teddy collection
  45. Document DVD collection
  46. Bring boxes from parents and unpack - we started this then we moved abroad and took boxes back to parents for storage
  47. See family at least once every 2 mth (x6) - now we are abroad this will be harder to keep up but we will keep in touch with them
  48. Take 30 mins exercise a week - Not counting running round after children and doing housework this is not proving something I am keeping up with 6 specific episodes! Opps
  49. Cook 5 new recipes - chocolate macaroons, chicken stew, fudge, lemon cake, home made soup
  50. Try 5 new foods - 3 out of 5
  51. Have a night out with hubby once a mth when he is home - twice - We need to work on this it has been over 7 months since we had a night out together, I expect more than that even as we have now been here 7 months. :o)
  52. Write menu plans for a month
  53. Use Ipod for more then FB - now we use it for games and music too!
  54. Upload CD collection to Ipod - started
  55. Make a herb pot - we had to leave it when we moved as couldn't take plants with us
  56. Write a proper will
  57. Send hubby a care package a week when away
  58. Make a list of places to visit and visit them
  59. Make sure to have a relaxing bath once a mth x 6
  60. Use slow cooker more
  61. Clean out kitchen cupboards and reorganise - now we have moved this will need doing again!
  62. Go out for walk once a wk with boys - we still do this now when we can
  63. Take boys swimming
  64. Return library books on time x3
  65. Pay off sofa
  66. Neice cross stitch (a different neice)
  67. Make nephew cross stitch
  68. Make nephew cross stitch
  69. Make nephew cross stitch
  70. Choose No 2 son cross stitch
  71. Try lace making with Mum
  72. Attend car event with Dad (not pub lunch)
  73. Shop from grocery list no extras 3 mth
  74. Read thrift book, try 10 things suggested - 1 out of 10
  75. Go on a residential jewellery course
  76. Sell an item a month x5
  77. Go to bed at 10 every night for a week
  78. Sell in a shop - 2 months in a shop only 2 items sold so decided to wait and try another way rent was more than made
  79. Have a facial every month - once
  80. Have fresh flowers in house x5 mth
  81. Clean out car and wash x 3 - We did it twice and then we bought a new car two weeks ago. 
  82. Have hair cut every 2 mth x3
  83. Sew an item of clothing - you saw a picture of my skirt last week!
  84. Customise an item of clothing
  85. Have a clothes swap party - this seemed a good idea at time but now we have moved and I am not sure
  86. Make a housework schedule
  87. Try quilling
  88. Try encaustic art
  89. Plant a garden with No 1 son
  90. Scan in old pictures and save to external hard drive - Started
  91. Make a paper chain with No 1 son a link a day while Daddy is away
  92. Make a jewellery item every week x  10
  93. Reorganise bedrooms clean and tidy - will need doing again in a few mth now we have moved
  94. Get No  1 son his own bookcase
  95. Make a welcome home Daddy banner/flag for No 2 son
  96. Clear out clutter ebay/buy and sell etc - of course we have amassed more now
  97. Live frugally for a month - I am going to say we achieved this in September as we knew we had a lot of expense coming up with new car lights, (250€), and winter safe tyres which will knock us back over 400€. 
  98. Refurbish a piece of furniture - We have started this with a bedside table.
  99. Make a soft toy
  100. Bake bread once a week x 5
  101. Have a night in with friends once a mth x 10
The latest additions are highlighted in blue. There are a few new things but still a lot to do. A few set backs with number 3 baby on the way and moving abroad but these can be sorted.

Do you have a list of things to do?

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