08 July 2016

A Year of Projects (week 1)



A Year of Projects (or YOP for short) starts here with my first post.
This is with a group I recently joined on Ravelry here.
There will hopefully be a new post about this once a week as I try to complete and tick off the projects on my TO-DO list between July 2016 and June 2017.

I have some projects lined up that need to be started or completed in a particular month - like the International Freeform Fiberart Challenge that starts January 1st. and ends May 1st. and is a very important project for me every year.

My TO-DO Lists

Crochet
A freeform piece for a national arts festival here in NZ.
Lots of baby items for a craft table at our local Child & Baby Expo.
Two afghan blankets.
Mandala Madness CAL WIP needs the last 3 weeks of instructions to complete it.
Down by the Seashore CAL WIP

Knitting
One afghan blanket.
Various other items not decided yet. 

Embroidery
Hand embroidered seam treatments and embellishment on my Crazy Quilt Colour Journal.
2 x Cross-stitch miniature rugs.
Various other items as my mind introduces them to me.

Patchwork & Quilting
Finish my Butterfly Crazy Quilt.
Complete the backing and hanging for my Snorkeling wall-hanging, possibly for the arts festival.
Mug rugs, table mats, bags, and lap quilts for a craft stall.
Other items as the mood takes me.

Art
Practice more flower sketches and paintings.
Pen and ink drawings, possibly for arts festival.

Other Crafts
Sculpture.
Needle felting.
Soft-sculpture sewing.
Calligraphy.
Weaving.
Spinning.
Tatting.
Bobbin Lace.

Christmas presents
this list will be detailed later in the year when I have decided what to make and for who.

Other projects -
Get my craft room designed, sorted and unpacked (after it has been in storage for over a year while we had a touring holiday of North Island).
Now with a large garden to upkeep - plant lots of wildflowers and colourful borders. 
Keep the roses tidy. 
On-going planting and harvesting my new vegie plots.


Well.....    I think that's enough to keep me busy for a year, don't you?











20 comments:

  1. That sounds like a VERY busy year! Welcome to the Year of Projects Group. Looking forward to seeing the freeform piece for the National Arts Festival - the whole idea of freeform is very much outside my comfort zone so it's something I experience vicariously through other people's blogs. I'm still struggling to accept non-matching stripes in socks, so I guess my control streak is a mile wide :)

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    1. Thank you for the welcome. I shall endeavor to knock 'a few' items from my to-do list this year.

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  2. Welcome to the group. I love your list with all the different crafts. I look forward to seeing your progress through the year and the development of your garden!

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    1. Thank you Lucy. I'm looking forward to working in the garden too, as we've been farmers more than gardeners before this.

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  3. Terrific list!!!! Can't wait to see your projects. Freeform sounds so scary to me. Lol

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    1. Thank you Dianna, I find freeform more relaxing and 'freeing-the-mind' than following a written pattern. Each to their own, lol.

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  4. I love how your list has some specific items you want/need to do, but has an open-endedness to other parts. I'm looking forward to your freeform crochet! To all of your projects - even the non-yarny ones. :)

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    1. Thanks Becki. Joining the YOP is my way of keeping organised and being accountable for creations made, and it's a great way of keeping a journal of my achievements through the year.

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  5. Cyra, what a wonderful list. I read your About Me page and what a lovely life you live. Looking forward to see what you crochet in baby items. I've only seen the usual blankets and maybe a beanie or two.

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    1. Thank you. I forgot to update the About Me page, lol. We sold our farm a year ago and have been travelling/living in our caravan while we searched for our 'forever home', which we have now found and are enjoying.

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  6. Welcome to the group Cyra and what a great list, it's going to be a busy year for you and I look forward to seeing it all.

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    1. Thank you. I'm looking forward to following everyone's projects and ideas.

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  7. Welcome, Cyra.......Your list is so great and very diversified. I could never do the free form crochet. My mind is too OCD for it, but I love watching others do it. But onthe other hand, kismatched striped socks dont throw me over the edge at all lol. You have a very busy list, but for some reason,I believe you can do it

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    1. Thank you Marsha. I like to keep busy, lol. Mismatched socks make me agitated but I'm perfectly ok with freeform things. I'm a bit weird like that, lol.

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  8. Ok - now I need a little lie down just from READING your list!! Good for you for even writing all those down, much less having the wherewithal to actually do them.

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    1. It's going to be a busy year.

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  9. Incredible list! I have had a good look at your blog, nice to see someone else from NZ in blogland. I admire your freeform so much, being a newbie at it I will watch your work with great interest.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. Freeform (to me) is breaking all the rules, and sometimes creating ANYTHING just for the sake of creating. I'm still experimenting, playing, and learning.

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  10. It is my first year too. We can learn all the ropes together. Your list sounds awesome.

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    1. It will be great to keep our projects organized in YOP. Looking forward to following your progress too.

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