Tuesday, July 19, 2011

101 things in 1001 days

I don't think I can emphasise enough how much I LOVE writing lists and I love it even more when I cross things off. The days I don't look at a list are the days that nothing gets done. So when I stumbled across the idea of 101 things in 1001 days I was hooked. I hope I don't bore you all with my updates!

The Challenge: 
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Why 1001 Days? 
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple challenges such as New Year's resolutions or a 'Bucket List'. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities. 


Start July 11th 2011
Finish April 8th 2014

1. Learn to knit
2. Complete my Dear Jane quilt
3. Make something that involves Bunting (Bunting, quilt or pillow)
4. Learn to screen print.
5. Make a doily rug
6. Get my own fabric printed by Spoonflower
7. Make something to sell through etsy or madeit
8. Find a way to organise my material. 

9. See a movie in 3D
10. Go to a local circus
11. Spend a whole day op shopping
12. Have a picnic
13. Fly a kite
14. Hit golf balls at a driving range
15. Visit Werribee Mansion
16. Skydive
17. Go bush walking
18. Learn to Surf
19. Ride in a hot air balloon
20. Go to a roller derby
21. Go ice skating
22. Take Pryor to Melbourne Zoo
23. Go snowboarding
24. Do a Ghost Tour
25. Go strawberry picking
26. Have dinner by candlelight
27. Sleep under the stars
28. Organise to see a chick flick with girlfriends
29. See the penguin parade at Phillip island
30. Lay outside and stargaze
31. Go horse riding
32. See a movie in gold class
33. Experience the Eureka sky deck
34. Visit 5 different markets (0/5)
35. Visit 10 Australian art galleries (0/10)
36. Go to an AFL game
37. Eat on the Melbourne restaurant train
38. Weekend away with Husband minus child
39. Go to Costco
40. do a bungee jump
41. Play mini golf
42. Go zip-lining

43. Enter a photography contest
44. Complete a 365 day photo challenge (2/365)
45. Make a 1st year snapfish photo book of Pryor
46. Take a picture for every letter of the alphabet for Pryor
47. Take a picture that looks like the a letter for each letter of the alphabet.
48. Take a picture to commemorate the completion of each goal
49. Create a photo wall
50. Take photos under water
51. Visit a photo exhibition

52. Put up something on the hall wall
53. Finally put up the artwork that was given as a gift in my bedroom
54. Make the porch look good so I can sit out there in summer!
55. Fix the gutters above the porch
56. Throw away lotions, hair products, beauty stuff I don't use
57. Get enough potted plants to fill the border of my porch

58. Build/buy new house
59. Have an investment property
60. Buy a bike trailer for Pryor to ride in
61. Buy a Keepcup
62. Buy a printer/scanner
63. New good quality sharp knives
64. Buy a venetian mirror
65. Buy an amazing new iron with auto shut off
66. Buy 10 dresses (0/10)
67. Build a King size 4 poster bed
68. Buy a piece of artwork

69. No chocolate for a month
70. Run 5kms without stopping
71. Run 10kms without stopping
72. Drink at least 1 litre of water a day for a whole month (0/31)
73. Take a multivitamin everyday for a month (0/31)
74. Walk the dogs 3 days a week for a month (0/12)
75. Complete the couch to 5km running program (0/27 sessions)

76. Donate blood
77. Send flowers anonymously to a friend in need
78. Throw a surprise party
79. Surprise someone with an unexpected gift

80. Complete a 1000 piece puzzle
81. Have read over half of the books on the current Angus and Robertson book list

82. Make ice cream or gelato from scratch
83. Drink all the tea that is sitting in my pantry
84. Have a signature dessert
85. Make chocolate covered strawberries
86. Learn something about different types of wine
87. Make a birthday cake for someone
88. No fast food for a month
89. No chocolate for a month
90. Make my own cook book
91. Eat fish and chips on the beach
92. Eat a pomegranate
93. Go to a high tea
94. Make jam

95. Have another baby
96. Complete my tattoo half sleeve
97. Blog at least once per week
98. Wear dresses for a whole week Completed
99. Get my eyes tested
100. Watch all the Harry Potter movies Completed 1/12/11
101. Make a list of all family and friends birthdays and anniversaries

    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Pryor Charles

    I've had to put my craftiness on the back burner the last 9 months since the birth of my son. 
    Pryor Charles
    Born 17th September 2010
    Cue a few of my favourite photos...

    with Daddy
    Like Father, like son

    Helping with my sewing

    Being a cheeky boy and climbing into the Kitchen Trolley!

    It doesn't take much to make Pryor laugh.

    I promise I am now back. Pryor has been going to bed earlier of late and I've had a chance to do a few sewing projects and I'm loving it! The mojo is back!

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    9 Flower Wednesday

    I managed 9 flowers and 12 half flowers this week. I'm going to try to get them all connected before my baby arrives. I'm currently 1 day over due so I don't know if I'll get a chance. If I had a choice I would rather have the baby out, although the quilt is covering the floor in the baby's room at the moment.

    It's good to know the quilt top will be finished soon. Its been a while since I've finished a quilt and this will be the first one that I have ever made that will not experience a sewing machine.

    Friday, September 3, 2010

    Keep a little sunshine in your pocket...

    I'm loving having this time off before the baby arrives. I'm catching up on projects and doing easy things for the baby. One of those projects is my "Sunshine in your pocket" stitcheries. I've now completed all 9 and now have to look for some cream and red fabric to cut up and make into a quilt. This one was half done and lost in my sewing room a few months ago but rediscovered when I finally had the time to make my messy sewing room back into an organised sewing room.

    Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Ready for the baby...

    I may be due next week but the nursery has been majority done since April. Every time I walk into the baby's room I can't help but smile. I just love everything about it and how it signifies the beginning of our family. Although the room is blue we haven't found out what the sex of the baby is. It's more of a sky blue to suit the decals I bought off etsy. I've finally found a place for the baby quilt I made a few years ago.

    I made up these easy to sew softies from Saffron Craig that are sitting on an old chair that I recovered in some pretty cupcake fabric.

    I've had to put a baby gate up to keep my dog, Rupert, from getting in there when no one's around. He's managed to sneak in their a few times as it's the brightest room in the house and he loves lying in the sun. He managed to take a rubber ducky and chew it to smithereens. But we still love him and he can go in there as long as I'm there too.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    30 Flower Wednesday...

    Spring has arrived in Australia, so I figured a flower update was in order. I have sewn all my previous flowers together and completed another 30 flowers. I still don't know how big this quilt is going to be...

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    A lazy day on the couch...

    A lovely girl at work knew I loved owls and bought me the Sublime stitching Bib embroidery Kit. It didn't take much convincing myself to sit on the couch to do them today.

    It's only 1 week til my due date so the couch has become my best friend lately, although I did manage to walk around 5 holes of the local golf course on the weekend following my husband. One of his friends had forgotten his wallet and because I'm such a good friend I wanted to personally deliver it to him and figured I might as well walk the rest of the course with them.