Sunday, January 09, 2011

Not Resolutions

There are things I want to do this year. I'm not talking about resolutions... none of that nonsense! Just things I want to do, a bucket list for the year - before 2011 kicks the bucket, not me.

Just for starters... I may add to this, I may not...

1.) Try more new recipes. Including making bread from scratch. Including starting a sourdough starter. Including more candy recipes. I also want to make a cake from scratch - can you believe I've never done that? Seriously. Box mixes with hundreds of creative variations... but no cake from scratch. Besides coffee cake and quick bread, but I'm not talking about those.

2.) Try (again) working with metal clay. I may need a class for this.

3.) Dump half my house-load of stuff I never use.

4.) Use up a bunch of stuff in the studio.

5.) Make more jewelry. Because it's been awhile, and the seed beads are whispering to me...

6.) Do something about my garden. I mean *something* interesting and beautiful that will inspire me to keep up the interest all summer and not just let things die out in dry August. Time to pull out the gardening books again.

7.) Finish my bedroom, make it a place I want to go spend time in rather than just sleep in. This can't happen until the master bath is done though, since I have a huge box which contains my bathroom vanity, taking up half my bedroom. And that won't happen until I pick out some tile. Which I will do very very soon.

8.) Join ISGB and the local Fire & Rain group.

9.) Find a good, hopping, friendly jewelry making forum. Know of one?

10.) Learn to play my guitar.


  1. Well, sounds like a fabulous plan for 2011!! Gotta tell ya that bread from scratch with a breadmaker is the bomb!!! OMG SOOOOOO good, and so easy. Yes, I've made bread by hand, and it's very labor intensive - I don't have enough time in a day to do it by hand! :) Can't add to any of the other parts of the list except one - a friendly jewelry making forum - - not sure how 'hopping' it is, but it is definitely friendly. And a HUGE resource for all kinds of info and such. Giid luck with the rest of your list! :)

  2. Thanks Barrie! I joined and I'll join in sometime :) I like making pizza dough, and I figure bread is just the same-ish? Have my recipe for sour dough starter. And a box of fresh picked lemons coming soon, I'll start with lemon recipes and bread!

  3. Hi Pam,

    it sounds to be a good year with (mostly ;-) ) interesting projects! I wish you fun and the time do make your projects come true.

    Greetings from Germany