Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #8

Thirteen Things I hope to compete in 2007

1. Finish Marie's baby blanket by the end of February...knitting in fingering weight, feather and fan design. You can see a picture of what I have completed here.

2. Make curtains for my bathroom. I have the fabric (have had it for 6 months!) just haven't sat down and done them.

3. Paint the shed that RacerDad built. The weather is either too cold or too rainy or if it is pretty, I don't have the time!

4. Paint Cowodie and Smoda's bedroom....they are wanting a cowboy room in blue and tan.

5. Make curtains for C and S's bedroom. Here again I have the fabric (red bandana) just need to sit down and do it.

6. Learn to use the digitizing software we bought to go with the Designer I sewing machine. My sweet RacerDad is the one who loves to sew and is fascinated by the embroidery function, but I am the one that NEEDS (his word) to learn the software so I can explain it to him. Now why can't it be the other way around???

7. Make curtains for the guest room, also some coordinating pillows for the bed. Can you guess...fabric is purchased, just need to do it!

8. Sell quilting books, quilting magazines, cookbooks and Precious Moments on Ebay. These are things from my mother that I have gone through, kept what I wanted, gone through again and it is time. These things fill the guest room closet until you can't walk in, they also fill some of the shelves in my closet and I am in major declutter mode!

9. Paint Speedy B's room....his choice is a baseball room (what, he likes baseball???). He wants it the exact same shade as his bedroom at the old house. The only problem, that color was an "oops" paint from Home Depot.

10. Of course after I paint Speedy B's room what do I need to do? Make curtains! Do I have the fabric? Do you need to ask???? Lovely antique baseball print, just begging to be curtains.

11. Stay current with the classic novels being read with the blog group Knit the Classics. In January we are reading The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. I enjoy his work, I read The Moonstone several years ago, but it took longer than a month.

12. Complete the heritage scrapbook album I have begun. I have a chest of drawers that my mother had moved from my grandmother's home when Gram died. Two of the drawers were jammed full of pictures....great-grandparents, great-great-grandparents, misc. aunts, uncles, cousins. Do I know who all these people are? Unfortunately, no. I have gone through and made piles of the ones I know, by close examination I was able to determine quite a few. But with no family left that I can ask, I have thrown away a lot as well. A friend asked me how I could throw away pictures, my thought is should I keep them just because my mother and grandmother did? If I don't have a clue of the identity and don't have anyone to ask what are the boys going to do with the pictures? So I threw them away. This weekend I am going on a scrapbook retreat, hopefully I will finish this project.

13. Keep up with my knit alongs.

When I go back over this list, it looks a little daunting...but hey I have 348 days. Right??


Sweet Kitty said...

weew!'m first!
Great list!
Thank you very much for sharing!
I keep my fingers crossed for you all getting this done!
Hugs and Happy TT from Germany,
Happy New Year to all of you

P.S: My list is up too! Please visit Sweet like Kitty

Skittles said...

I got tired just reading all that you have to do! Happy TT and thanks for dropping by.

(You don't have word verification on. YAY!)

Tink said...

That sounds like a lot, but with a bit of planning ahead you'll succeed in all of those items!
My TT is about the year 2007.

Chickadee said...

Good grief do you have a lot of sewing and knitting to do! You're going to have a busy year!

My 13 are up.

el-e-e said...

Wow, you're going to be busy! Good list. Happy New Year! :)

Caylynn said...

Good luck with all your projects! Sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy!

Thanks for stopping by and happy TT. :)

Jane said...

You are ambitious! I would love to see posts of the rooms as they are finished! Have a great day! Hope you get a chance to enjoy a project!

Mary said...

wow your going to be busy!! Happy TT!

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Melissa said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your scrap retreat! Have fun! You have a lot of good goals too. Sounds like you will be busy on the sewing machine and knitting too. Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Mom's Secret Life said...

I just learned how to knit and am pounding away at dishcloths. I enjoyed reading things that you wanted to get done this year (one a month!) and also seeing all the knitting blogs lined up on your sidebar.

Happy new year!

Pen said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy!

Happy TT! Mine is up with a similar theme -- things I need to do in January 2007!

Raggedy said...

I hope you love to paint!
I hope you get all of your goals accomplished.
Good list!
Have a wonderful Thursday
My TT is posted

scribbit said...

I've got a contest going on goals and resolutions right now if you're interested.

A good list, it'll keep you busy and focused.

Jennifer said...

wow, that does sound like a lot! Good luck!
happy New Year, and happy TT!

mine is up, come visit!
Jenny in Ca