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There are many things I want to do more of in 2020 but this one is very high on the list. I began making blocks for a baby quilt yesterday and there is a due date since that new grandson will arrive in early May. Should be plenty of time to get the quilt done. But I do want to do more stitching and knitting and I especially want to use my stash. I did recently acquire yarn for making this sweater but I also have enough yarn and fabric to make, make, make in 2020. On my short list:

  • Finish the Dominy sweater,
  • Make new covers for the couch pillows,
  • Recover the cushions on the kitchen chairs,
  • Knit a hat that goes with my hand knit sweaters (all the wool is needed for those cold days of walking),
  • Make at least two more donation hats in January.

Happy Monday. Hope you will join me tomorrow to talk about one word plans for 2020.

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It has been pretty cold here – not the below freezing that some of you are getting but cold enough for layers and wool. I have been embracing the idea that there is no bad weather, just bad outdoor gear so I can get out and walk nearly every day. I am hoping to reboot my running (jogging or run/walk at least) and get in more time in my hiking boots in 2020. And one of my favorite online yogis is offering a free 30 days of yoga in January. So here is to more moving and mat time in 2020.

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I am a very fortunate mama. We have two amazing daughters and they both live within a few miles of us. They have married wonderful men and they seem to like our company so we get to see them often.

This year I told the girls that what I really wanted for Christmas was a day to have them to myself. We decided to take a ferry boat ride to visit Churchmouse Yarns and fit in some coffee and lunch. It was very cold on Thursday so we didn’t spend much time on the deck of the ferry boat. And we didn’t actually buy any yarn. But we had a wonderful lunch and lots of time to chat and laugh. I am thankful beyond words for the love and support of these women. And I know for sure that more of this mother-daughter will be on my “More of” wish list for 2020.

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The last Friday of the year. To say goodbye to 2020, I thought it would be fun to do a series of posts on things I want more of in the new year.

Today I want to tell you about my reading plans for 2020. I have followed #theunreadshelfproject on Instagram for most of 2019. Some months I even planned to join in but was not super successful. This past week I have been reading Whitney’s blog posts about the 2020 challenge and working to set myself up for success. I have sorted my books, filled a box with book I know I will never read, and scanned my unread books into the BookBuddy app. I still have a few more books to consider (stay or go?) before I have my unread shelf ready for a reveal but it has made me happy to think of how this might change my reading game in the new year. I paused all of my library holds and didn’t put any books on my Christmas list. Now I need to decide which book to read first.