Saturday, July 01, 2006
The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie represent some amount of work on your part).

Start Date: July 1, 2006
End Date: March 28, 2009


1. Finish a Teresa Wentzler design
2. Complete a project in Schwalm work
3. Complete GCC class in Casalguidi
4. Complete GCC class in Hardanger
5. Complete GCC class in Ukrainian Whitework
6. Complete GCC class in stumpwork
7. Complete GCC class in Crewel work
8. Complete GCC class in Finishing with Flair
9. Stitch a piece in blackwork
10. Spend at least 3 days a week doing some form of stitching, even if only 10 minutes a day
11. Complete a stumpwork piece by Jane Nicholas
12. Complete 9-12 charity quilt squares (1. Racing cars; 2. Dragon)
13. Complete a Chatelaine design (Yes - Mini Rose Garden Mandala - Jul 07)
14. Join in with a needleroll SAL (Yes - Aug-Nov 06)
15. Learn how to make a flat-fold finish (Yes - 21Sep06)
16. Learn how to make a tuck pillow
17. Learn how to make a quilted wallhanging (Yes - Dec 08)
18. Learn how to make a bellpull
19. Learn how to dye my own floss
20. Learn how to dye my own fabrics
21. Make an inventory of my embroidery fabrics
22. Organise my embroidery stash better (eg get some Ikea drawers/bookshelves etc) (Drawers bought Aug 06)
23. Get a display basket for my needlerolls
24. Make a quilt for my bed
25. Make a mosaic top outdoor table
26. Stitch at least 20 Christmas ornaments (Yes: 1. Peace needleroll - Jeannette Douglas; 2. Christmas Tree - Elizabeth's Designs; 3. Teddy Santa Stocking - Lorri Birmingham Designs; 4. White Christmas - Victoria Sampler; 5. Starry Starry Night - JBW Designs; 6. Winter's Eve - Country Cottage Needleworks; 7. Christmas Tree - Elizabeth's Designs (again); 8. Merry Yule - Erica Michaels Designs; 9. Christmas Eve - Elizabeth's Designs; 10. Christmas 2000 Sampler - Douglas Designs; 11. A Little Joy - Just Nan; 12. Cardinal Snowflake - Victoria Sampler; 13. Merry Christmas - Glory Bee; 14. Christmas Rose - Elizabeth's Designs; 15. Kitty Klaus - Val's Stuff; 16. Joy - Lizzie*Kate; 17. Fill With Love - Cathy Jean Designs; 18. Spool Ornament - Sue Hillis Designs; 19. Christmas Tree Ornament - Twisted Oaks; 20. The Decorator Ornament - Full Circle Designs)
27. Stitch a design by Just Nan (Yes - Just Jack - Oct 06)
28. Stitch a design by Drawn Thread (Yes - For the Birds - May 07)
29. Go the Victoria Embroiderers Guild at least once every two months
30. Attend a Stitch & Craft needlework show in Melbourne (Yes, although attended in Sydney instead - Aug 08)
31. Learn now to crochet
32. Stitch a project from Inspirations magazines (non-cross stitch) (Yes - Spring Basket canvaswork pincushion - Jan 07)
33. Stitch a project from Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazines (non-cross stitch)


34. Learn to make cappuccinos on home coffee machine
35. Host a dinner party (Sep 06 - Yes)
36. Try 20 new cocktails
37. Cook at least one recipe out of every cookbook I own
38. Bake a cake (Yes - Dark Chocolate Dessert Cake - Jan 07)
39. Bake a slice (Yes - Doreen's Apricot Slice - Oct 06)
40. Bake biscuits (Yes - Honey Coconut Biscuits - Jan 07)
41. Use breadmaker to try at least 10 different recipes (1. Rich White Bread; 2. Mustard & Beer Bread; 3. Basic White)


42. Travel to Hong Kong (Yes - 4-8 Aug 2006)
43. Travel to Western Australia (eg Perth) (Yes - Perth 14-16 Apr 2007)
44. Travel to Northern Territories (eg Ayers Rock)
45. Travel to Tasmania (eg Hobart) (Yes - May & Jul 08)
46. Fly business class on an international flight
47. Drive from Melbourne to Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour up the East Coast (relocated from MEL to SYD, so drove Sydney to Coffs Harbour - Jun 08)
48. Visit Sydney (Yes - 27-30 Mar 07)
49. Visit Christchurch and Nelson (NZ)
50. Drive to Sorrento (Yes - Oct 08)
51. Visit Red Hills Market


52. Go to an AFL game
53. Go hot air ballooning
54. Go to the theatre (Yes - May 08)
55. Go to the ballet
56. Go to the movies at once every 6 months (Sep 06 Pirates of the Caribbean 2 - Yes)
57. Go to the Melbourne Museum
58. Visit the Immigration Museum
59. Go to an “Ice Bar”
60. Meet some more of my online blogging pals face-to-face (Yes - Katrina Sep 06; Tessa Apr 07; AlisonC 08)
61. Take a ferry ride from Southbank to Williamstown
62. Go up to the Observation deck of the Rialto building


63. Read at least one fictional book every 6 months (Sep 06 Revenge by Shirley Conran; Mar 07 The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver; Jun 07 Warlock by Wilbur Smith - Yes)
64. Read a book of poetry
65. Read at least one non-fiction book from cover to cover


66. Learn how to build a website/blog myself
67. Learn to use Microsoft Access database
68. Learn basic French
69. Learn how to use my Nikon digital camera properly
70. Take a basic HTML course


71. Lose at least 20kg
72. Start doing yoga at least once a week for 3 months
73. Complete a body combat session at least once a week for 3 months
74 Drink water daily for at least 1 month
75. Listen to music at least an hour every week (Jul-Sep 06 - Yes)
76. Go for a bike ride around the bays
77. Go out walking at least 3 times a week, or use stepper indoors for 1 month
78. Walk around Albert Park Lake
79. Take multivitamins every day for 90 days


80. Sell something on Ebay
81. Sell Nikon SLR camera bodies
82. Start up photography again and complete a photography project
83. Copy my music CD's onto my computer hard drive
84. Learn to download music to my mobile phone (Yes - Jul 07)
85. Plant a herb garden in pots … and keep it alive!
86. Have a proper bra fitting, and buy some pretty matching lingerie
87. Buy a new 3-piece lounge suite that I will want to sit on and use, and make my home environment more inviting (Yes - Aug 06)
88. Get a new UK passport
89. Get my duck watercolour painting framed and hanging on a wall
90. Be better at remembering birthdays and special events – send a birthday card/email at least once a month (Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov 06 - yes; Dec 06 - no)
91. Get a facial with eyelash tinting and brow shaping (Yes - Mar 07)
92. Get new glasses for driving (Yes - Aug 2006)
93. Clean out my wardrobe leaving only those items that make me feel good and give me pleasure to wear (Yes - May 07)
94. Organise a RAK at least once every 6 months (Sep 06 Nicki; Mar 07 various - Yes)
95. Finish unpacking and get rid of clutter in spare bedroom (put all belongings into storage after throwing out unwanted stuff)
96. Get a piece of stitching or artwork framed (Yes - by Dragonfly Dreams - 08)
97. Visit the outlet stores in Richmond
98. Try doing a SuDoku puzzle (Yes - Aug 2006)
99. Put curtains up in lounge (Jul 2006 - half done) and fix curtains in main bedroom (Aug 2006 - also half done) (no longer required as I moved out of that property)


100. Update this list every month
101. When 1001 days are up, update this list and start the process all over again :)
posted by Anne S at 6:17 PM |


At 3:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

This is just SUCH a good idea! I'm gonna do one and, like you, do a special blog for it too.


At 3:14 AM, Blogger Elizabeth Braun

So, how did it go in the end?

What a shame you didn't touch the 'health' list - the most important!=(