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January 2018 Goals

In my One Little Word 2018 post I mentioned some vague goals for 2018. I’ve actually done some goals planning and personal discovery activities that are in my InnerGuide 2018 planner.  I’ve been using this planner for a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve actually done some of the beginning year exercises.  It always feels a little odd (uncomfortable?) doing activities like that, but I know it helps to have goals and such written down.  It’s actually one of the reasons I blog – more than once I have found it helpful to look back at blog posts to remember what I have done, what I intended to do, etc.

Instead of listing a whole year of goals here, I’m going to try just listing a few goals for January and then review that at the end of the month and go from there.

  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate
  • Catch up Quicken
  • Start a new blog for book reviews – set up my name website, find a new theme to use
  • Continue regular blogging
  • Finish the 2017 crocheted snowflakes – block & starch
  • Crochet the 2018 snowflake ornaments
  • Do one picture project – watch for a future blog post on picture projects for 2018

I should add something about garden planning in here, but I know that Quicken is going to take up a huge amount of my time, as will the new book review blog set up, so any garden planning done will be a bonus.

Embroidered with initials & year,
ready to be blocked & starched.

 

Granddaughter Snowflakes 2015

I realized that I never posted pictures of the 2015 snowflakes:

Liana's 2015 Snowflake Ornament

Liana’s 2015 Snowflake Ornament

Fiona's 2015 Snowflake Ornament

Fiona’s 2015 Snowflake Ornament

 

2015’s pattern is a Pretty Picot Snowflake Pattern from Petalstopicots.com.

 

See the snowflakes crocheted in previous years:

http://mmm.leapingfromthebox.com/2013/12/31/granddaughter-snowflakes/

http://mmm.leapingfromthebox.com/2014/01/02/granddaughter-snowflakes-2014-edition/

http://mmm.leapingfromthebox.com/2014/03/04/granddaughter-snowflakes-2012-edition/

 

Snowflake Ornaments 2016

Each Christmas I give my granddaughters hand-crocheted snowflakes to hang on their Christmas trees.  These snowflakes have their initials and the year embroidered on them.  I started this tradition in 2013, and at least one year I made double the snowflakes, with the plan being that eventually they will have two snowflakes for every year from birth to 18 years old.

The last couple of years I have gotten smart and crocheted the snowflakes in late December, early January for the coming year, while Christmas is on my brain.  It has saved some last minute scrambling, that’s for sure!

This year I chose the Snoqualmie Snowflake pattern from Snowcatcher.net, where I have found many beautiful snowflake patterns.

Liana’s 2016 Snowflakes

Liana’s 2016 Snowflakes

 

Fiona’s 2016 Snowflakes

Fiona’s 2016 Snowflakes

 

I wonder what the 2017 snowflakes will look like?

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