1. I started a temperature blanket and in 3 days it will be all done.
I worked on it almost every single night of 2019. What's a temperature blanket you ask? Exactly my question last January. A temperature blanket is a crocheted blanket where you do one row every day of the year based on the high or low temperature of the day. You assign a different color yarn to a temperature range. You find out the temperature for that day and that's the color yarn you use. Here's how I kept track:
I made a huge mistake though, when I started. I used the wrong size crochet needle! So I ended up with and extremely long blanket in June. I knew I couldn't go on but I didn't want to stop. So I started a whole new blanket for the second half of the year. Here is a picture of my blanket Jan. -June and July - December.
I may sew them together. I would love to try it again with the right needle or I'm thinking of quilting a temperature blanket next time. Whichever I do, I really enjoyed making my first and I know I will love doing my next.
2. I started a bullet journal (Bujo), to keep track of all the stuff in my life.
My daughter had been trying to talk me into one for a few years but I kept resisting because I thought it would be too much work and I'm not very artistic. Well I'm happy to report that I have kept a bullet journal for almost a year. I looked forward to writing in it every night recording all the things I had accomplished. It motivated me to keep on track, take that extra few steps, read instead of falling right to sleep. What I have now is a well documented look back on 2019. I love it! It's like a diary but much more. Some of the things I recorded were:
- Whenever I finished a sewing project
- Whenever I had an Etsy sale
- Whenever I had a custom order
- My doctor appts and the outcomes
Here are some of my pages that might inspire you and some of my "art". I will definitely be starting my new 2020 bullet journal.