Wednesday, December 5, 2012

52 Things in 52 Weeks

After searching the web to find some challenges to do next year, I came across Kincavelkorner (aka Lady Kell's) blog and her post '52 Things in 52 Weeks'  For this challenge Lady Kell has come up with 52 weeks' worth of goals for the 2013 year. Everything from reading goals and crafty goals, to weight loss goals and time with the kiddo too. I think this is a really awesome idea as it incorporates a challenge with list making, and really the only way I get anything done is to make a list and challenge myself to get it done:)

I posted on her site that I would also join in. Most of my ideas are my own, but I did steal a few, and one of my ideas is exactly opposite of hers (she wanted to stay away from chocolate for a time, I would like to eat more - though varieties that I haven't had before:). LOL

I will create a tab on top of this page, so that a running tally can always be found, and I'll update this throughout the year. To be clear, this isn't a list to do in any particular order, some of these items will take all year and some can be done very quickly. I also will be doing this in lieu of any yearly aspirations/resolutions as it really does incorporate anything I'd aspire to do anyway:0)

So here is my list...

In the Kitchen (or to do with food)
1. Figure out an all purpose and a baking blend of gf flours that I can make myself (0/2)
2. Find a good gf bread recipe that I can handle eating:)
3. Can or freeze 3 new food items that I've never done before (0/3)
4. Can the equivalent of 30 quarts of food (0/30)
5. Make 2 new recipes a month (0/24)
6. Try 6 new kinds of chocolate (0/6)
7. Grow and eat from our garden

Charity/Community Service
8. Volunteer to help out at County Fair
9. Community service project with 4-H group
10. 6 stitched blocks for Love Quilts USA (0/6)
11. 6 crochet items to give away (0/6)
12. 4 quilted items to give away (0/4)
13. 2 dolls/stuffed animals to give away (0/2)

14. Finish stitching 6 current x-stitch projects (0/6)
15. Participate in 2 x-stitch exchanges (0/2)
16. Participate in 6 FNSI (0/6)
17. Participate in 8 IHSW (0/8)
18. Learn to sew a doll or stuffed animal
19. Learn 6 new crochet stitches (0/6)
20. Learn to knit - beginner
21. Sew curtains for living room
22. Choose and create 6 Pintrest projects (0/6)
23. Finish a quilt for us

Health and Wellness
24. Lose 20 lbs
25. Exercise 4 days per week (0/208)
26. Walk a total of at least 300 miles (0/300)
27. Bike a total of at least 200 miles (0/200)
28. Buy good tennis shoes
29. Buy a good bike seat

Art and Photography
30. Spend time drawing each week (0/52)
31. Fill up 1 sketch book with drawings and practice
32. Take photos every other week (0/26)
33. Take a photo to the county fair

34. Read 12 books for fun (0/12)
35. Read 12 books to learn from (0/12)
36. Read through the Bible

37. Double my monthly readership
38. Double my followers
39. Blog on every WIPocalypse (0/12)
40. Blog on every TUSAL (0/12)

Family Fun
41. Go camping 2 times (0/2)
42. Go on 2 day trips (0/2)
43. Take dd to a pool (public) 4 times (0/4)
44. Take dd to the movies 3 times (0/3)
45. Take dd to a play or ballet
46. Take dd skating
47. Take at least 4 photos of dd each month (0/48)

Christmas Time
48. Hand craft at least 6 Christmas gifts (0/6)
49. Send out Christmas cards
50. Come up with one new Christmas tradition
51. Make 3 scrapbooks of dd's pictures from the year to give to Grandparents
      and 1 for ourselves (0/3)
52. Stitch and finish 6 Christmas ornaments (0/6)

Big surprise that the Sewing/crafting/stitching is the longest one!!! Well, we shall see how much of this gets done, but it will be easier to see any progress that I do make this way:)

If you want to join in, visit Lady Kell's blog and sign up, and let me know too so I can follow along on your journey as well.


Anonymous said...

Great list! I'll look forward to seeing them all checked off come the end of 2013. :)

Teresa said...

Great list! I am very curious about what is Cross-stitch exchange?