101 in 1001 – The End of 2016 – Update

101 in 1001 – The End of 2016 – Update

What a crazy year it has been! Lots of ups and downs for us in 2016 and I can honestly say I’m looking forward to 2017 and everything it will bring. I’m looking forward to new challenges, new beginnings, family time and new creative inspirations.

Last year I posted some open ended goals for 2016, and looking back at them, I don’t think I would change a thing for the coming year. They still hold true:

  • Spend more time with my family
  • Be more creative
  • Slow down and enjoy life
  • Organize my life
  • Focus more energy and creativity into the studio
  • Blog more often!


I’m also now heading into the last year of the 101 in 1001 challenge – my finish date will be December 20th (It feels like I’ve been at this list longer than 1.75 years). Honestly, I’m maybe not as far along as I would like to be – 2017 will have to be ambitious!

It’s a small update, but I thought it was important to do for the beginning of this year.



#42. Make a handmade gift for a friend Finished this rag quilt for Miss A’s birthday just this morning. This one might be my favourite  yet – I love how the pink and black turned out. 




#58. Participate in NaNoWriMo So I actually did this in November. Participated anyways – didn’t even get close to winning. The goal is to write 50 000 words during the month of November, no editing. Amongst all the illness of November (gah that was like six weeks of sickness!) I still managed to pull off 16 102 words. So, no where close, but at least I wrote something, right?





#73. Refinish the downstairs bathroom I cannot tell you how excited I am about this – it was so, so overdue. No more pink! No more broken lights! No more ugly pedestal sink and 90’s oval mirror! The photo is terrible, but the room is so small I couldn’t get anything better. It’s not 100% done yet – we still need some shelving on the back wall and to hang a couple other things up, but hey – it’s not pink!



#85. Get 5 new things for my shadow box (5/5) I’ve added many more than 5 (and this is an old photo – I’m thinking from Easter lol) starfish and castles and snails… Still love my shadowbox.



Total Completed so far – 42/101


Thanks so much for stopping by during 2016 and keeping up with my sporadic postings! Happy New Year from us!


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