September was another busy month. I think it must have been , because I am a week into October before I have got round to thinking of this post. Let’s just take stock of the 17 goals for 2017 I set myself.
17 swims- just one this month, total now 14. Getting there.
16 hour long walks- achieved already.
15 books read from the heap by the bed- none this month, total still 13
13 cards made. Yes three this month, including this one. Total is 12. Getting there.
12 posts about Yorkshire villages- none this month, total is 4. Not getting there.
11 days out- achieved
10 new things tried- with the Faulty Towers dining experience , some research on the Adele Shaw hospital and the Repair Cafe adding three to the previous total of 9, I have got there. Achieved in September. This is the one I am most pleased with, taking myself just outside my comfort zone.
9 crochet/ knitting projects. Already achieved
8 other craft projects- I made some pressed flower cards, pressed some more flowers, and splashed a lot of paint around, then bined the result of my painting. However that adds two more , making a total of 3. Not getting there.
7 sewing projects- already achieved. However I thought you might like to see the Flamingo skirt on a model. Photo by Mrs T.
Too big, but on, and looking just like a skirt.
6 Non fiction books read still at 5, but I am learning How to read like a Professor still and I spent a lovely afternoon choosing 24 poems from this book, for my U3A poetry group. My turn in October. I had so much fun, I choose another 24 ready for my next turn, sometime in 2018!
5 family history questions answered. I spent as you know some time researching the woollen industry in the 1800s, and I now know what a cloth dresser did, which was my ancestors occupation.
Picture from a Shire booklet I bought. A cloth dresser takes the woven cloth and with those shears sort out the final appearance of the cloth. Not easy and skilled.
So that makes three- Getting there.
4 good sort outs- achieved already, although one needs doing again! Whoops
3 Interesting things found- achieved
2 picnics consumed
1 boat ride-0
0 craft purchases. well it seemed a good idea back in January!
Not too bad, but could do better on some. How are you doing with your goals for this year?
Still 1/4 of the year to go!