1st Quarter Review of 55th Birthday Yearlong Plan: Create 55 Times
This year I am doing unexpected things all because I am 55. To read more about the 9 things go here for My 55th Birthday Yearlong Plan.
This post is about Number Six: Create 55 times. That means at least once a week I will engage in something creative. I just feel so much better (emotionally) when I set aside time for this.
I have created 12 times so far. Here’s the list which is also on my right side bar:
Planted Spring boxes. My garden lacks sunshine. So I am pleased that there are a few shade loving plants I can grow on top of the patio fence. I have begonias, impatients, and a columbine. Although the columbine isn’t doing so well.
Played Scrabble in Spanish. This is a lot more work than playing in English at least for me since Spanish is not my native tongue. As you can see I am liberal with my definition of “create.”
Created Salt Clay Crosses. This idea is from That Artist Woman. Several Sunday school classes enjoyed making these at Easter time. In fact, the 4th/5th grade class still has their crosses on the bulletin board in their classroom. Do you think they’d notice if I snuck them home?
I still have dough in my fridge. So I am ready for another time of making salt dough creations. I wonder what summer item I could create? Perhaps a sand dollar or star fish?
Mother’s Day Gift. The Women’s Ministry Team met 3 times in order to make these Mother’s Day gifts for the ladies in our church. Lorna was the designer of these. The bag is a brown lunch bag. The sachets are filled with dried lavender. The verse on the backside is Proverbs 3: 5-6.
Copied 2 cards at a card party.
Wrote a rough draft for a paper.
Cut a hardback book into a Kindle cover. I gutted one of my hardback children’s books so that I could put my Kindle inside. It was a little finicky cutting the pages, but I LIKE how it turned out.
Boiled 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk to make dulce de leche. I ended up doing this twice. 2 cans for me and 2 cans to share.
Hemmed 2 pairs of pants. Hey, it involved a thread & needle.
That’s it for this quarter. It is fun to have all these completed things on one page. See you the end of September.
Your Turn . . . What have you been crafting lately?
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