Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Every now and then I look on my sidebar and see the things that I've noted as "Things I want to do" and my "DIY projects" list.  I put those up there a few years ago and very little has moved off the lists.  It's not that I've done nothing for the last couple of years but not all those things hit the top of my priority list. 

Here are the updated lists:. 

Things I want to do

  • Knit something more complicated than "cast-on, knit, knit, knit, cast-off"    I have managed some some nice scarfs with color work, and a bit of lace, and some things that look much more impressive than they are hard to knit so I'm declaring this a success.  I have a long way to go in my knit and crochet skills and my next goal will be to make a sweater (not a baby sweater as I can do that in my sleep but a sweater for me!)
  • learn finance (again)  Actually this is my father's goal for me and I am totally hopeless at this.
  • Cook new and interesting things  I do this in bits and spurts but I have expanded our menu selections (not always for the best!) and I have a wonderful bunch of new soup recipes to try
  • Practice piano
  • Photography class (again)
  • Yoga classes  I just wish the gym had more yoga classes but I think that the pilates and other stretch classes should count toward this.  I particularly like the Sunday morning yoga instructor and just wish I could go to that class more often.  It's at the same time as my dad's Sunday brunch time at my house so unless he's out of town I always miss it  :-(

DIY projects

  • Frame sailing picture   I do have the frame catalog for these two items but I haven't adjusted myself to how expensive framing is.  Even the do-it-yourself frames are expensive and the last thing I framed took me forever and I think I wore out the patience of the nice people at the frame workshop.  These are two huge and odd shaped pictures so I don't even want to show my face at the workshop with these projects.
  • Frame Sedona poster
  • Wash windows - after yellow pollen season - And I can't cross this off because they got washed but they need it again! 
  • Paint bedroom Done!  and a lovely shade of tan  (actually called Mushroom Bisque) with (not yet finished) white trim.  The bedroom is getting complete do-over.  Charlie made a built-in cabinet under the bay window for some extra storage so I could get rid of a dresser that was crowding the room.  Next on the to-do list is to finish the trim paint, put up crown mouldings, and hang the curtains!  So in crossing off one thing I've added three more!

1 comment:

ellen kirkendall said...

I've got a big ol' list of projects I hope to finish in 2014 too. Most of them would get done much faster if I wasn't poking around the Internet...