Millie’s 15 Wishes List

October 8, 2014By 4 Comments

15 Wishes List for Millie

One of the blogs I follow is Stone Cottage Adventures and Marci has a post she updates called 20 wishes. Each time I read it I think “Man I should do one” and then…..I don’t. Well this time I actually am. My motivation is that today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! Today I turn 50. Wow! My son says that is quite an accomplishment so I should do something special. I thought he might have something special in mind but he didn’t …..sometimes I wonder what he is thinking…..

Anyway, to get to the point, I decided to do a wish list of my own and keep it updated!

1. About 3 years ago Kristina and I cut out a 50’s style dress that we were going to sew for Kristina. It’s in a bag in the craft room and we keep saying we need to finish it – well it’s on my list!

2. Like Marci, I want to make a few things for myself. I have a couple items in mind that I want to make, so I am going to aim for one every other month – at least 6 items for myself.

3. For two years I have planned a t-shirt quilt for my son – it was to be a birthday gift twice and a Christmas gift once – so I am going to get it done for this Christmas (hopefully)!

4. I want to do some fun day or weekend trips and longer – Yellowstone, Alaska and Ireland are three specifics but I am willing to have fun about anywhere!

5. I need/want to loose about 30 pounds and will be using the points system to help me out. It took 10 years to gain it all so maybe I can get it off in a year!

6. Get fit and toned! Using the tread climber, walking the dogs, and targeted area exercises should do the trick! I have those flabby old lady arms that need to be gone!

7. Make a special quilt/blanket/afghan for each of the grandbabies. I am flexible though, I might change my mind, but for now, aiming for something they can snuggle with.

8. Learn a new crochet stitch each month and make something with it! No size or specific yarn constraints, just something fun I can share on the blog.

9. Find and buy our retirement property in/near the mountains of NC. Time’s getting close so I really need to get moving on this one! We have talked about it and started our search so we know the area we want , it’s just a matter of finding the right property.

10. Do one giveaway (at least) a month on the blog to give back to our readers. It might just be something small or maybe  join in on larger ones – everyone loves a giveaway!

11. Form a sharing group where we can all share our ideas and offer support to help each other succeed – in life, crafting, blogging – wherever we need a little extra love and support.

12. Rent a travel trailer and go for a long weekend trip in it. I have always had a dream of getting a Winnie and traveling across the US, visiting each state, so this weekend would be a good test run to see if we could do it!

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13. Work on my scrap buster campaign – I had the idea to use up my scrap yarns and scrap cloth and have made a few things I haven’t shared on the blog, so I will work on sharing those ideas/patterns. I would like to put these patterns into an Ebook!

14. Work on my 101 ways to reuse blue jeans – not sure where I stalled out but started focusing on other things and I still have some ideas and crafts I haven’t done and a bin full of jeans to use on them!

15. Add a sun room to the back of the house to make room for a hot tub. This will be a great way to relax after working out, blogging and crafting!!

Bonus 16: Work on my stash of quilts/spreads/cloth I picked up for Newborn in Needs blankets.

Ok there ya go – 15 wishes (plus bonus)! I might add more later but these are the main ones I could come up with. Now I wonder if I can talk Kristina into doing a list of her own? 

Hope you make a wish today! Millie

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  1. Roberta says:

    Happy Birthday!! Tra due anni, compirò anch’io 50 anni..I haven’t already thought about my wishes list, but I will put on it a hot tub!!(Visiting from Project Pin-it)
    La Sportina

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