Goals for 2013

by Josée

At the beginning of this month I wrote a list of things that I would like to accomplish in 2013. My list isn’t exhaustive or profound and it will probably change as the year unfolds. The list goes along like this: make a family tree picture wall using these ledges, buy free weights and use them, do ten pull ups on the hang board, go on a family camping trip, learn how to fish, go fishing with my eldest son, catch a fish, go birdwatching, learn how to make cheese, plant berries bushes, build a herb garden, join a running group, find a dentist, host a faith study of some kind, complete a quilt for each family member… the list goes on.

Since we have returned from our trip up North I have been without a vehicle during the day. In many ways I don’t mind. There are plenty of things to do around our home, inside and out, and thanks to my list I have been keeping busy attempting pull ups and quilting. Because I am a beginner, both at pull ups and quilting, I find these things take up a lot of time. Well, the quilting takes time, the pull ups don’t because I can only do one – haha! Quilting is a fun challenge but when I need a break I return to my knitting projects.

Knitting goes on steadily. My wrists have been a bit sore so I try to pace myself and do some stretches. The shell of my son’s frog is complete. It needs to be stuffed and sewn together. I think he knows that I’m knitting him a frog because he keeps asking me about it. The pattern comes from Knitting Toy Tales. Last night I snuggled by the fire and read through the fourth issue of Taproot. It’s a beautiful magazine and can hardly wait for the next issue to arrive.

Joining in the Yarn Along.

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5 comments

Kim Corrigan-Oliver January 10, 2013 - 3:41 am

Love your goals. Quilting, one my list of things to learn…one day. Can't wait to see yours.

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Angela January 10, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Great crafty goals. My wrists get sore with too much knitting on the same size needle, too. Can you switch it up to a project on bigger/smaller needles for breaks in between? Looking forward to seeing that finished froggie!

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Josée January 10, 2013 - 5:36 pm

I'll be sure to post a picture of my finished quilt.

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Josée January 10, 2013 - 5:36 pm

I had never thought of switching needle sizes. Thanks for the tip Angela!

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Plain and Joyful Living January 10, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Your goal of doing pull-ups made me smile:)

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