Once I delete the 2019 UFO Challenge from the index bar across the top, we’re going to need something else so I was thinking about what we could do as challenges in 2020. Here are a few ideas I came up with:
- Color Challenge – I would list colors for each month and we would make something using that color. It could be anything crafty – from a hair bow to a quilt . . the sky is the limit. It doesn’t even have to be finished. This is meant to get us out of comfort zone as far as color. It would be single colors – not combinations. Heck, you could make a pillowcase or a hat and donate it.
- Gift Giving – Every month make something to be given away or donated. Every month could be something you’re giving at Christmas, something you’re giving “tomorrow”, or it could be something as simple as a homemade card to send to a friend; it could even be a meal you take to someone – just the idea of making something to share. Preferably, it would be something you’re giving to someone you don’t give something to often. If I make a cowl for Addie’s teacher, I would count that but if I make something for Addie, I wouldn’t count that because I make so much for her. But, there are no police . . so you do whatever makes you happy.
- Read a Book – This could be read a book or listen to an audible book. I would ask that you give the book, author and a blurb about the book in a comment because I’m always looking for new books.
- Learn Something New – This could be anything you’ve been wanting to learn. You could learn to use your Instant Pot; learn to sign up at the local library and use their online borrowing system; learn to do something new with knitting or with your sewing machine; learn a new language! It would be cool to look back at 2020 and realize we’ve all learned 12 new things. I can’t tell you how many times recently I’ve said “I don’t know how to do that!” We don’t have to be proficient at it — we just need to give it the old school girl try. Because I’m thinking about my spinning, I’m also thinking we could include “get better” so, while I’ve taken classes and had spinning wheels for years, I am not good so if I could spin like a pro by the end of the year, I’d be thrilled.