Twelve by 2012 update

One month ago, I posted a list of things I wanted to accomplish by December 31, 2012 – my 12 x 2012 list. Here’s where I stand now:

1. Paint the entryway with yellow and white stripesdone! I did this over the Halloween weekend. 2 days. A lot of work.

2. Finish my quilt for Tyleein progress. I finished the quilt top, but still need to assemble the backing, quilt, and bind it. Good ways to go yet.

3. Make a jacket for Kittyin progress. So far the structure is done, it’s just the million and one finishing bits that need to be done..

4. Get a table lamp for the living room – Found one! Just need to buckle down and buy it, or find one that’s cheaper… And honestly, it looks so much better in person than it does online! My favorite lamp online wasn’t very nice in person, so there you go.

5. Finish the landing page and portfolio pages of my website – haven’t even started. Soon.

6. Learn to knit or crochet – done! Boom! Will have the finished photos up soon!

7. Make a piece of art to go over the bed that doesn’t look cheap, temporary or homemade – nope.

8. Design and make an advent calendar for Alfie and Kitty – Fabric bought, calendar designed, just need to make it…

9. Plant my bulbs for next spring – done! 1 box of tulips and 1 box of little daffodils.

10. Find a New Year’s dress – found it, not purchased. Yet. Sparkly shorts… oh yes.

11. Make a donation to a different, non-denominational charity – I made 2 for December… That will count enough for me. One to Oxfam East Africa Appeal and one to WaterAid Christmas Appeal. Is it hypocritical to say that I wanted non-denominational and then donate for Christmas? If so, I’m sorry. Not really.

12. Figure out a savings plan to get a down-payment on a house – I might be getting there… 5 year plan is being hashed out.

All in all, I don’t think I’m doing too bad!

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Working on my 12 x 2012 list

Today was a productive day for my 12 by 2012 list – I made progress on painting the entryway! (Almost) everything is painted white. Tomorrow a friend is coming over to paint the stripes and finish the white! Woohoo!

I also worked on my quilt for Tylee. So far I have 6 of the 9 squares in place. My plan is to have the whole top done by tomorrow night. I probably won’t get the backing and quilt it until December though. Here’s where I am now…

Work to do, work to do..

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Pattern has arrived!

Number 3 from my 12 by 2012 can soon be checked off! I got the pattern in the mail so now I need to get the fabric and get to work! I’m still thinking of using pink corduroy for the jacket and, of course, my buttons.

Also, Gavin leaves on Wednesday so I can get the paint! I can’t wait to get that done… Maybe I’ll even get the bulbs planted… Whoa, easy there productive!

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Twelve x 2012

I love it when blog-stalking trawling leads to something that makes me really happy. What could make me so happy you ask? Lists. To-do lists specifically. While doing my blog crawl on decorativity I came across the Twelve by 2012. Basically, it’s a list of 12 things to complete by December 2011. I have a million and one things to do, but I think 12 is much more doable.

So, without further ado, I present my twelve by 2012:

1. Paint the entryway with yellow and white stripes (Shh! It’s a secret! I’m surprising Gavin when he goes to Estonia!) This is the yellow I think I’m going to use… He already says he likes the color! Sneaky, sneaky me…

2. Finish my quilt for Tylee. So far I have embroidered 8.5 of the 9 blocks but I still need to do everything else!

3. Make a jacket for Kitty. I bought the pattern for it at least! I’m thinking a pink corduroy. I’ve never sewn from a pattern before though!

4. Get a table lamp for the living room. We need 2 points of light that aren’t overhead in the room.

5. Finish the landing page and portfolio pages of my website. Edit: I think this is a bit too ambititious. Maybe just have a portfolio page and update my landing page!

6. Learn to knit or crochet.

7. Make a piece of art to go over the bed that doesn’t look cheap, temporary or homemade. Picky, I know.

8. Design and make an advent calendar for Alfie and Kitty. I actually need to have this done for the end of November as that’s when we are up next to see them!

9. Plant my bulbs for next spring

10. Find a New Year’s dress! Sparkles are required.

11. Make a donation to a different, non-denominational charity in both November and December (and maybe draw up a list for the next year as well)

12. Figure out a savings plan to get a down-payment on a house. 40% is a lot of pounds..

(And I’ve now just caught up to one of my missed days on Blogtoberfest! Only need to catch up on one more day! Woohoo!)

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