lovely things 2011

3 01 2011

My new year’s list of 53 lovely things:

MAKE a shirt | a felt story-board for Bebe | rolled beeswax candles | a poem for Mr. P | a couple go-to baby gifts | knit something small & pretty | a Steiner doll | a garland | shadow puppets for Bebe | a freezer paper stencil | BAKE/COOK vegetable soup | mini gingerbread houses | a proper tart crust | granola bars | a King cake | crepes | cupcakes | crackers | campfire s’mores | macaroons | GIVE support local food bank | donate at a local blood drive | volunteer on a National Day of Service project | support local Child Advocacy center | volunteer with a Habitat for Humanity build | adopt a cat or dog from an animal rescue/shelter | PAMPER get a haircut | paint toenails red, red, red | have a glass of champagne | stay at a B&B | buy a skein of pretty yarn | LEARN make jam | some basic French vocabulary | make tasty pickles | use a drop spindle properly | serge a seam | knit socks | HOST a crafty playdate | an Iron Chef-style potluck | a wine & cheese gathering | GO birdwatching | take a wildflower walk | dancing with Mr. P | visit a Smithsonian museum | nap with Bebe | visit a bee keeper | harvest fruit | visit the Grand Canyon | have a picnic | sled down a hill | visit a wildlife preserve or nature center | fishing | visit a Children’s museum

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9 responses

3 01 2011
Meryl

See, these are the things that tempt me out of my plan to make no resolutions! πŸ™‚ What a great list!

5 01 2011
perches

Thanks for stopping by! 2011 will be my third year doing this kind of list, and honestly, I still find it to be a fun and happiness-generating embellishment to our year.

3 01 2011
Kate

That is the best list! So many of them are getting me a bit excited right now.
I hope yours is the happiest year and that you get to tick so many of those things of your list. Have fun!

5 01 2011
perches

Hi Kate πŸ™‚ Glad I could share some inspiration with you! You know which one totally thrills the foodie/nerdylicious side of me?? A possible Iron Chef-style potluck. Definitely for later in the year, since the logistics still escape me…

4 01 2011
gardenmama

it looks like a lovely way to enjoy this new year!

4 01 2011
Virginia

Great list! Bon idee!

5 01 2011
perches

Merci πŸ™‚

13 01 2011
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18 02 2011
Nancy

I just decided I want to learn how to use a drop spindle too.
BTW, any chance you’re going to the MD wool & yarn festival in May?




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