My Big List of Goals I’m Going to Accomplish in 2022 Week 5 of 52

Here’s my big list of things I want to accomplish in 2022:

Remodel The Kitchen

One of the reasons I wanted to remove the awkward island from the kitchen early was to see if we could live without one for a while and to see what it would be like without one.  And well…. that’s a big fat negative. 🙂 

We are going to need some sort of island, of a small moveable table perhaps. Counter space alone, just won’t cut it.  Good to know!

Sell Enough Rugs to Buy an AGA Stove {$6699.00 of $22,000 earned so far}

I sold a few more new pieces and is 30% of the amount I need for the AGA! Wahoooo.  I need to get some more wool dyed this week, but after that, I’ll start working on some new hooked pieces for my March 5th Etsy update. Exciting! 🙂 

I think this whale pillow was my favorite piece I hooked from my last update. 

Fill the Canning Cupboard {This is where the canning cupboard will go}

The cupboard isn’t supposed to arrive until spring, but that’s not going to keep me for working on filling it. Jams I’ve made to fill my canning cupboard so far: Ginger Pear Jam and Spiced Christmas Jam

I have a few recipes I want to get to before gardening season hits… I just need to find the time. 

Earn Enough Money Selling {?????} To Pay For Our 2022 Grocery Tab By The End Of The Year.

I haven’t actually listed them yet, but I plan on selling rocks, shells, driftwood and a few other found treasures to pay for my groceries this year. I think it will be fun to see not only what sells, but see where the people buying the beach treasures are from. 

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

The HH went grocery shopping the other day and bought way more bananas than we could possibly eat before they turn brown… so it looks like a batch {or two} of banana nut muffins are on the radar for next week. 

Keep The Crafts… In The Craft Room!

I was able to keep the crafts out of the craft room 2 out of 7 days last week. 

This goal probably won’t be truly realized until gardening season because I am currently in production mode {dyeing wool, drawing patterns, hooking like a mad woman} until the ground thaws.

Winters here in Maine are long {or so they say} but I don’t even really notice because I am so busy playing with wool this time of year. My “craft” room is stuffed to the gills with stacks of wool that needs to be dyed and until that gets done, the kitchen table {during the day at least} has become a giant craft table. 

My goal is to have everything on my list completed by March 31st. 

Tap Our 2 Maple Trees and Make Maple Syrup

No tapping going on this month… but we should probably make plans to go to Hussey’s General Store soon and get our tapping supplies. 

Make a Quilt Top

I didn’t make time to get anymore quilt squares cut this past week but I’m giving myself to the end of the month to get all the squares cut out. I knew this project was going to be a bit of a chore for me, but it’s the end result {a finished quilt!} that keeps me positive and motivated to get it done. 

Be More Intentional With My Time

I made my to-do list for next week this morning so I’m pretty pleased about that! Also, the current view from the family room is pretty spectacular right now. Did I mention I’m never moving again? 😉

1 Craft / Blog Free Day 

So far I’m 4 for 5 this year. Which is a HUGE improvement over previous years. 

Keep My Husband Busy 

The HH was very busy looking after Lucy this week {even though I had to play the role of the meanie and put the medicine in her eyes}. I am happy to report that after her check up with the vet yesterday, she’s now able to be cone free.

The antibiotics cleared up her sweet little eyes and she is back to her normal crazy, high energy self. 

The HH’s Honey Do List {so far} for 2022

  • Take over cooking {I’ll still do the baking and canning}
  • Cut down the cluster of trees in the backyard
  • Build a new set of stairs down to the water. 
  • Fill the field {with soil} 
  • Remodel 1 bathroom
  • Build window boxes for the front of the house
  • Build an arbor for the wisteria
  • Order 4 cords of firewood by the end of May and stack them in an artful way {like they did in the book Norwegian Wood}.

My House Projects For This Year {so far}

  • Finish painting the outside of the house
  • Finish painting the inside of the house
  • Make something to hang above our new console table
  • Make it look like people actually live here HA HA HA
  • New window treatment for the kitchen window

Try 24 New Recipes {4 down, 21 to go}

Last week I baked a loaf of Dutch Oven Olive and Rosemary Bread and it was fantastic! Other recipes I’ve tried this year:

Listen to 12 Audiobooks

I feel guilty. I did pick up The Boys by Ron and Clint Howard at the library last week and have only managed to read the forward so far. 

I need to find out if our library has overdrive or something like that. 

Audiobooks I’ve listened to this year: 

Night Road by Kristen Hannah on Audiobook. I’d give it a 9/10.  

Get a Fishing License and Catch a Fish

The HH is in charge of procuring all the fishing gear. So you know, there’s lot’s of research to be done first. 😉

On my list of projects for this week is to organize my seed packets by planting dates. I did this last year and it was tremendously helpful. 

My List of Garden Projects For This Year I want to Accomplish

  • Map out this year’s garden by April 1st
  • Plant apple or pear trees
  • Plant raspberry and blueberry bushes
  • Plant asparagus and rhubarb 
  • Grow 500 pounds of food
  • Expand the lasagna garden
  • Finish clearing the front of the property
  • Get some garden pots for the front an back patio/porches

Create 12 New Rug Hooking Patterns and/or Kits

The plan was to create at least 1 new pattern each month. So far I have added 6 new patterns/kits to my Etsy shop:

Have All My 2022 Ornaments Finished by April 1st.

I didn’t get a chance to paint any ornaments last week but the chickens I painted last week are headed for the kiln. 

52 Walks {We’ve gone on 1 of 51 so far}

Do to the freezing temps, our walks are on hold for a wee bit. 😉

Visit 12 Towns in Maine That I Haven’t Been to Before

So far we have visited the town of Hope Maine and checked out the General Store there. 🙂 

How about YOU? How did you do with working towards your goals for 2022? 



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