Happy New Year! We had a quiet evening at home. I think we must be too old to celebrate!
I spent some time thinking of a word that I can concentrate on this year. Nothing really stood out, until I read a something in another blog about finishing up your projects before the New Year.
Ongoing is my word for 2017. All my projects are ongoing. Lately I have been collecting “stuff” to begin new projects without finishing old projects. I thought about making a list…decided it was too long but then thought it might be good to refer back to next year…perhaps for a laugh.
I have five three ring binders and a whole bunch of page protectors. I have collected items from the grands over the years…it will all be sorted and put into their own personal binder. The binders are up to date Jan 31 2017.
I will go through my photo archives and make a folder for each Grand. I may even print some out.
Family Tree should be worked on…at least an up to date copy should be made! Five Generation Trees were made for the grands. Generations beyond that are in progress. Copies were given to my brother Jody and my Parents. I am waiting on information from my sister and Cousin David on Far Guys side of the family. Each branch of the family now has a folder or a three ring binder. Feb 20 2017 Cousin Davids Info arrived March 3 for the Abbot side of the family. It all needs to be checked for accuracy. Cousin Verniel sent more Yliniemi/Leinonen family history and obits of family March 6. I am still waiting for info from my sister.
I need to go through all my photo files…that may take all year.
I should get a year or two of my blogs printed into a book. I use blurb to create the books.
Christmas Photo Cards will go into a album of some sort. Yes a three ring binder and page protectors hold all the Christmas Greetings from relatives and close friends. Completed Jan 26 2017
Christmas letters should be dealt with some way…not sure how yet…possibly I save too much “stuff.” Many were recycled the ones I kept are in page protectors and in three ring binders. Copies were made for the grands of the letters their Mothers wrote at Christmas time. Completed January 27 2017
Recipes…ongoing I have been re writing some and then entering them on My IPad in a program called Recipe Book. Jen and I have the same program so we can send recipes back and forth.
The Farm Diaries…ongoing for how many years now…four maybe five. I will begin this years entries with November 1924.
I should wrap up my scrapbooking projects that have been ongoing for many years. It has been so long I think Creative Memories has discontinued the size pages I was using…but I stockpiled some of those supplies too!
I make all my own cards, so some of those need to be made too. Completed a bunch of cards March 3 2017.
Find A Grave, I have photos and obits to enter.
Family Search is another of my volunteer activities…indexing. I find it interesting.
My Wildflower Book for Eastern Becker County. With the advent of many ways to publish small books this may be more of a possibility than I originally thought.
I started a quilt that was all hand stitched together back in 1995. It is called Grandmothers Garden. My Mother put a batting and a backing on it for me…now I will hand quilt it.
I have a baptismal gown project. Completed baptismal gown on Friday June 9 2017
I will crochet a blanket for the new baby that will be arriving in May. I looked at yarn the other day…pink or blue that is the question. So I bought some yarn for a scarf for me instead! Yarn purchased March 4. Blanket completed May 25 2017
I am crocheting a hat for myself and have my Join As You Go Granny Square Afghan to work on when ever the mood strikes me..usually while watching TV.
The pattern for the Christmas Ornament for 2017 needs to be chosen and a prototype carved. R and D is completed June 11 2017 let the carving begin! Carving and painting has been accomplished August 27 2014 for 99 ( I think) ornaments.
I have many ongoing woodcarving projects. Trillium completed and mailed Jan 2017. Santa completed Jan 30 2017. 10 wooden houses completed June 11 2017.
I have the stamp and the idea for next years Christmas Card…I need some more supplies for that project! Supplies purchased Jan 24 2017
I need to sell some “stuff” on Ebay…that can be a part time job in itself!
Of course there are a few projects inside the house that need to be addressed and the whole house needs a deep cleaning/decluttering before spring.
Well now that I have listed them all…I am discouraged…when will I ever find time to do everything I want? One ongoing project at a time I guess. I suppose I can come back to this post and enter the date I completed a task…I wonder how many I can accomplish this year?
Happy New Year!
One of the local roads on December 31 2016. The ditches are full of snow and we have snow banks now…that is what happens when it snows and blows every day.
Special Occasion Photo Project Completed January 26 2017
Taxes to the Accountant March 8 2017 Taxes sent electronically March 29 2017