Tuesday 6 January 2015

Year 2015 ....what I am upto ?

2014 saw few changes in me. The highlights being - I started cooking more, I formally started designing my crochet patterns.

Come new year, and I have all the excuses to say that resolutions are meant for breaking and therefore I don't make any. I thought I was wise and smart. But I have observed that if I list out some task, I complete quite a few. If I don't, I miss most of them. After seeing my blogger friends updating their resolution/goals/missions, I decided to formally list down mine as well. So, here is quite a big list, some of which, I already started working on.

1Design min. 1 cross stitch and 1crochet pattern for Indian magazine One-timeStarted
2Analyse atleast 2 international magazines for submission Ongoing
3Write one article/story per month for Newspaper/magazine and submitOngoing
4Upload the written novel One-time
5Complete next novelOne-time
6Create Goodreads profile and update frequentlyOngoing
7Read 2books a monthOngoingStarted
8Donate moreOngoing
9Think less, worry lessOngoing
10Organize moreOngoingStarted
11Recycle moreOngoing
12Increase exercise and walk timeOngoing
13Make crochet wearables for Anshita One-time
14Put some efforts in gardening Ongoing
15Play thrice a week with AnshitaOngoingStarted
16Learn and make more sewing and patchwork itemsOngoing
17Get used to paying billsOngoing
18Learn and cook few more baking itemsOngoing
19Find out more about palaeontology carreer Ongoing
20Learn amigurumi Ongoing
21Learn Tunisian crochetOngoing
22Do mending and repair work promptlyOngoing
23Reduce xx Kgs (too shy to reveal the count :))One-timeStarted
24Smile often, be more socialOngoingStarted
25Reply to comments prompltyOngoingStarted
26Write at least 2 blogposts per weekOngoingStarted
27Target at least one pending home-decor/fitting each monthOngoing
28Learn about finances/investments from Raj - one item per monthOngoing
29Learn Adobe illustrator to draw crochet patternsOne-timeStarted
30Delete unwanted images from iPad,phone and laptop. Ongoing

On 25th and 26th Dec, after 6 years, we had been to 'Ramoji Film city' in the outskirts of city. It is world's largest film studio complex spread in 1666 acres. It was fun. I still need to shortlist the photos as they are spread across two phones and a camera.

We also did shopping but what attracted me outside the flower nursery was this mini compact seed packet - 39 varieties and a slip of paper with information just for 150 INR (2 USD). I had been spending a lot on buying seed packets online which is just waste of money on packaging. I have to separate them in little pouches and Anshita did the labelling task for me :)

What I cooked last week- 3 special items but took picture of only two.

Matar Kachori : These are balls stuffed with coarsely ground greenpeas and some spices .

Gajar ka Halwa : A sweet made of Carrot, milk, sugar and few more items.

I am working on two crochet projects, one large and one doily. I hope I can share one of these by next week. My link party 'Messy-to-Classy' is open to join any time. Just check the top menu bar for more information.

Have a nice day!
Preeti :)


  1. Good luck with all your goals for this year :)

  2. Does anyone actually get used to paying bills? :) Deleting unnecessary images from the phone and computer; deleting emails; cleaning and organizing ... all very time consuming tasks, which is why I am constantly putting them off though I try to do a little here and there. Good luck with your list. Tammy

  3. Good Resolutions:-)))
    No. 23:-))))))) met should also me !!!

  4. Good luck with all your resolutions! Those seeds look such good value and your food looks delicious! Especially the matar kachori! X

  5. That's a whole lot of goals Preeti. Good luck with them. I'm not a goal person - I'm a Whatever person.


  6. You have very ambitious goals and good for you.

  7. Good luck with your goals this year, Preeti! I have no doubt that you will succeed! :)


  8. A grandeza dos amigos são como as flores raras: sua magnitude fica para sempre.
    (Cristina Beloni)
    Obrigada por compartilhar comigo este 2º aniversário do blog Algodão Tão Doce !!!!
    Um doce abraço, Marie.

  9. Your list inspires me, Preeti! You have listed many items that I want to get better at, like recycling, writing, and promptly doing some chores like mending. I am cheering you on to success! xx

  10. I wish you luck in meeting your goals this year. You have some good ones!

  11. Hope you have lots of great luck with obtaining your goals. You can do it!!

  12. Hello Preeti

    Good luck with your goals - there are so many of them!
    Your cooking looks delicious.
    Happy New Year x

  13. Good luck with your list !!!
    Enjoy 2015 !!!

  14. Good luck with your long list Preeti. :) xx

  15. Such a great list of goals, Preeti--good luck in achieving all of them :) And Happy New Year to you and your family!

  16. Wonderful goals and a great idea to keep track of them. Happy New Year!

  17. Good luck with your goals for this year, Preeti. Learning Adobe Illustrator is on my To Do list, too.

  18. That is quite an ambitious list, Preeti! So many great goals. Best wishes as you proceed :)

  19. Great update! Food looks yummy!
    Never bought seeds like that.

  20. What a great list of goals! I bet you've already have started on most:) Best of luck!
    love Annette

  21. Inspiring list preeti. some of them are also in my list. I like to cook different items for my family.But u know these needles, thread and yarn overcomes it. Whenever I see u'r gardening related things I am inspired to do gardening coz I have lot of space in front of my house but don't have any knowledge about it. But I should try that this year atleast.

  22. Wishing you a belated Happy New Year.Resolutions?Not me!New Year or not , my life is still the same.

  23. Wow-- those are some daunting resolutions -- but thoughtful. I approve :) Good luck -- we'll be cheering you on!

  24. I have a award for you on my blog...

  25. So many objectives! I wish you can realise all! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  26. You have some serious plans!!
    Can wait too see them all..

  27. Gosh your list of resolutions is longer than mine. Where does one find time to read when there are so many things to stitch? I love reading, but just fall asleep now after reading two lines. I´m adding your " think less and worry less" to my list also.

  28. You are going to be busy this year:-)
    I wish good luck and lots of fun!
    Especially with the playing part...such a sweet goal...love it.
    Your cooking looks delicious by the way!

  29. that is a very nice list Preeti. I also should work on replying to comments promptly. Somehow it gets missed. The food looks lovely. I love kachori.

  30. Preeti, I have joined your party and submitted my link.

  31. The list looks interesting and inspiring. I will also make list. Are you interested in paleontology? Quite amazing. Very talented. Look forward to see all your projects.
    Thank you Preeti for the your lovely comment on my blog.

  32. You sure have loads planned for this year Preeti :) Those treats look yummy! You should post your recipes - there's a very large Indian community here so I often just buy the kachori unfried and keep them in my freezer for when I have unexpected guests!


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