Thursday, January 12, 2012

Out with the old, in with the new.

I like lists. I'm a list-maker. I'm pretty sure I've made lists of the lists I need to make. It's probably the biggest reason I enjoy writing my goals for the year when January rolls around and this year I ended up writing 3 or 4 lists of goals. There is the list of personal goals that will happen over the course of a year (keep losing weight, learn to really use my camera and take more pictures, sew more, build more, cook more, socialize more, etc). Then there is the list of goals for our family which always includes what big "project" we want to tackle (last year was replacing all of our flooring and baseboard). A crafting goal list (skirts for me, dresses and pants for C, many more quilts, the pillowcases I bought fabric for 2 years ago...) and finally, FINALLY, the list of twelve things I want to do. This is the "12 Things To Do In 2012" list. My plan is to pick one thing to do each month so that even if I don't cross ANYTHING off of my other lists, at least these 12 simple things will happen. 

12 in 2012
  1. Plant a Tree
  2. Build a playhouse (or an outdoor sectional. or a kitchen table.)
  3. Go on a trip (without family and without visiting family!)
  4. Start and finish a quilt
  5. Potty train Cora
  6. Post on the blog every day for a month
  7. Move C into her big girl room
  8. Finally organize the office top to bottom
  9. Go Camping
  10. Finish caulking/sanding/painting all of the baseboard in our house
  11. Change my hair color
  12. Compile a proper recipe book

I'm off to a pretty good start I think since I finally re-started a quilt for a friend's baby girl. I'm about 80% done with the piecing and I bought material for the backing and binding today...I'm quite sure that the quilt which was meant to be a baby shower gift will be done by the end of January (only 11 or so months late) so it can be a 1st birthday gift! This year is off to a good start.


  1. I love this list and the idea--you'll give yourself a month to finish each one. Nice!

    And I love that picture of your quilt. :)

  2. Ah... I need a list! My mind is always racing with things I need/want to do!