Belinda's 101 Things in 1001 Days

Round 4!

The Mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria: Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days? Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as new year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Last status update: 31 December 2016
Start Date: 1 November 2014
End Date: 28 July 2017
Days Remaining:
Key:Tasks completed! (13)
Tasks in progress... (4)
Tasks unattainable (0)
Tasks no longer relevant (0)


  1. Refloor living and dining rooms - Finished: 13 December 2014
  2. Straighten up and organize spare/craft room
  3. Straighten/clean back bedroom closet
  4. Straighten up back porch
  5. Straighten/organize computer room
  6. Straighten/organize master bedroom
  7. Reorganize master bedroom closet
  8. Reorganize master bath
  9. Weed out clothing (be aggressive and realistic!)
  10. Clear junk out of backyard - Landscaping redone in October 2016
  11. Touchup house interior paint
  12. Clean out attic
  13. Clean out garage
  14. Update will
  15. Cull crafting stash


  16. Redesign personal website
  17. Consolidate needlework gallery onto personal website
  18. Consolidate travel galleries onto personal website
  19. Add captions to UK galleries
  20. Add captions to Italy gallery
  21. Add captions to Germany gallery
  22. Add captions to Wales galleries
  23. Put 1996 UK travelog online
  24. Put 1999 UK travelog online
  25. Put 2002 UK travelog online
  26. Incorporate travelogs starting 2004 into personal website.
  27. Redesign family website


  28. Reach 600 workouts at Curves - Reached 18 November 2016
  29. Reach 700 workouts at Curves
  30. Reach 800 workouts at Curves
  31. Get back down to 35% body fat
  32. Get to 32% body fat
  33. Get to 28% body fat
  34. Get to 25% body fat
  35. 'Walk' from Rauros to Isengard (Merry & Pippin's path - 355 miles) - Arrived 19 August 2015
  36. 'Walk' from Isengard to Minas Tirith (Merry's path - 578 miles) - Arrived 25 September 2016
  37. 'Walk' from Isengard to Minas Tirith (Gandalf and Pippin's path - 517 miles)
  38. 'Walk' from Rauros to Mt. Doom (470 miles, ring drop not required)
  39. Run a 5K


  40. Magi panel of Marbek Nativity
  41. Shepherd boy panel of Marbek Nativity
  42. Camel panel of Marbek Nativity
  43. Finish Teresa Wentzler Fantasy Triptych
  44. Finish Papillon Creations Around the World in 80 Stitches
  45. Start (at least 25 hours) a Chatelaine piece
  46. Start (at least 25 hours) a Passione Ricamo piece
  47. Start (at least 25 hours) a blackwork piece
  48. Do a medium piece (20-50 hours) not listed above - Ink Circles "Tapestry" finished 27 November 2016
  49. Linda Driskell Heirloom Drawn Thread I
  50. Linda Driskell Heirloom Drawn Thread II
  51. Linda Driskell Heirloom Drawn Thread III
  52. Battenberg Lace kit
  53. Schwalm Pinkeep kit
  54. Rose Goldwork kit
  55. Needle Delights Amazing Color (canvaswork)
  56. Do another canvaswork piece


  57. Design St. Francis sampler for Tor Rhuann Designs.
  58. Design Ramblin' Wreck for TRD
  59. Design an openwork (of some type) piece for TRD
  60. Design 5 pieces for TRD (may include above) -Reindeer Wreath (22Dec2014), Evergreen (6Dec2015), Christmas Garden (17Dec2016)

    Other crafts

  61. Knit a pair of socks
  62. Knit a shawl or stole Finished "Sea Dragon Shawl" 3 July 2016
  63. Knit a shadow/illusion piece
  64. Craft a temari ball


  65. Read all of the Cadfael books by Ellis Peters
  66. Reread Lord of the Rings
  67. Reread Silmarillion
  68. Read something by Charles Williams
  69. Read the unabridged Arabian Nights (Lyons translation)
  70. Read the entire Bible (using this edition) - Finished 31 December 2014
  71. Read The Complete Sherlock Holmes (kindle)
  72. Read HP Lovecraft: The Complete Collection (kindle)
  73. Read The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (kindle)
  74. Read 25,000 pages (may include above) - 2015: 8946 pages, 2016: 11093 pages

    General Timewasting

  75. Watch the complete Babylon 5 DVD series (5 seasons)
  76. Watch the Babylon 5 movie collection
  77. Watch the complete Farscape DVD series
  78. Watch all the Monty Python's Flying Circus DVDs
  79. Watch all the Brother Cadfael DVDs
  80. Watch all the Red Dwarf DVDs
  81. Have a LotR extended edition marathon - all 3 movies back to back to back.
  82. Play War & Peace wargame campaign with DH


  83. Learn to play my harp (complete all lessons in Basic Harp for Beginners)
  84. Work through Contemporary Music Theory, Level 1
  85. Learn Welsh (complete all lessons in Rosetta Stone Level 1)
  86. Learn to drive a manual transmission
  87. Learn how to make 3 different balloon figures.
  88. Learn 3 vegetarian main dish recipes - Daughter went vegan, I know a lot of dishes now
  89. Learn to swim
  90. Learn to ice skate
  91. Learn Morse code
  92. Learn Braille
  93. Refresh juggling skills (goal: 150 consecutive tosses without a drop)
  94. Learn the Latin Mass responses


  95. Do something special for 25th anniversary -Went to Germany in December 2015!
  96. Attend a live hockey game
  97. Attend a professional live performance -Attended Rush R40 concert on 24 May 2015
  98. Travel out of the country -Went to Germany in December 2015!
  99. Visit a basilica or cathedral in North America
  100. Visit a basilica or cathedral outside of North America -Germany: cathedrals in Würzburg (24Dec15) and Eichstätt (28Dec15)
  101. Make next "101 Things" list!
Curious how I did on previous rounds?
  • round 1
  • round 2
  • round 3