Committing to 15 Projects

This picks up where the last post, Michael Nobbs Takes 20 Minutes a Day, left off. The simple idea is to:

….Pick something you’d like to achieve and publicly commit to doing it.

Then regularly (everyday if possible, but at least three or four times a week) work on your project for twenty minutes.

Michael Nobbs | Sustainably Creative » Take the 20 minutes a day challenge.

Deciding to take this challenge up, I made a (rather long) list of things I’d like to work on, make, achieve, experience, do…and picked the first (or the most pressing) fifteen items on that list. I’m going to try and give each of these items 20 minutes,at least 3 or 4 days a week, and see if I can bring them all closer to the finish line at a roughly even rate, without neglecting any one of them.

15 Projects I am publicly commiting to doing...

1. Fill a sketchbook with drawings

2. Join a group and complete a 365 photo challenge

3. grow a lovely veggie and flower garden on the boat

4. “Random Acts of Crewelty” : Have An Exhibit in 2011

5. The Phat Quarter Swap: Movies!

6. Sew a Spool Bird: “Red Brocade Bird”

7. Sew at least one item with each of the patterns in my collection

8. Make a group of 15 journals using the Allium flower technique

9. Framed, embroidered pendants and jewelry

10. Read 10 books before the end of the year

11. Use up all my small canvases…paint lots of small paintings!

12. Write 4 poems

13. Craft a series of patchworked journals and mini quilts (20)

14. Craft 12 Bijou (miniature) books using existing materials

15. Complete the August Challenge on

Most of these projects are part of a bigger project, with its own blog, called From Hell to Breakfast


2 thoughts on “Committing to 15 Projects

  1. Hey, Nat! Just wanted to let you know that you’ve inspired me to work on a small project of my own for at least 20 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week. 🙂 I’ve decided to (re)learn to embroider in earnest, and I’ve started on a piece of scrap cloth I had lying around the house and some old embroidery floss left over from an unfinished (ack!) project years ago. My practice work – a mandala design from UT — may not look all that pretty to other people, but *I* like it and I’m proud that I’ve started it. 🙂 I might go out to buy/beg for some katsa to practice on this week. Cheers! 😀


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