I will begin with the past,
Gardening is always a goal. I need to be proactive with all garden intruders. Last year it was deer. This year it was mice and slugs. They ate all of my vegetables. I do have a sneaky suspicion that Ella ate the broccoli. I found Sluggo and this year I'm not afraid to use it. I want to add one more cutting bed by the barn. I would also like to add some plum trees to the orchard. I also need to come up with a water feature. My beautiful birdbath was decimated by the hail storm two years ago and I have been unable to find a replacement.
On the family front, I want to create a finished family cookbook. With every family there are traditional meals and dishes that everyone is known for. For the last year I have been gathering recipes and photos. I gave myself two years to complete the project, so it was an enjoyable experience and not a rush to complete the job.
The cookbook project was a huge success. I truly enjoyed making it and was happy with the outcome. The best part is it will continue to have a life of it's own. Although it went to print and was sent to family, I still have the template. The cookbook has a life of its own and we will continue to add recipes, memories, and photos. Every one of my nieces and nephews will get a copy when they graduate.
I also started a big commitment and plan on making a quilt for every niece and nephew that graduates. I believe there will be one every year for the next 10 years. Oh my gosh. What have I gotten myself into? At least it will keep my winters busy.
I finished quilt one. I am in the middle of quilt two. I am a slow learner, but I am learning. Usually, when I quilt I just keep adding and guessing. This year I am sitting down and figuring out the math and trying to put the quilt together on paper before piecemealing it together.
My biggest goal this year is to support my husband on his new endeavor. He plans on retiring in April. We have been preparing for projects and a few bucket list items. I am really looking forward to enjoying this summer with him. His job had him busy and rarely able to make any weekend plans. Now the world is our oyster. Maybe we will even be able to take a trip.