My Monthly Challenge!

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Last year I noticed ‘A Year of Lovely Finishes‘  over on Sew Bittersweet Designs too late to really participate, I liked the idea though of challenging yourself each month to complete something. I was looking forward to taking part in 2016, already planning what some of my challenges would be (namely various UFO’s!) so I was quite disappointed when they announced they weren’t doing it anymore.

So I’ve decided to do my own little personal challenge, I’ve even managed to design a logo button!! That was a challenge in itself for a non-techie like me!

At the beginning of each month I’ll choose a UFO or a new project which I particularly want to finish, tell you all about it, and then hopefully by the end of the month I will have something to show for my efforts!

I’ve got quite a few UFO’s (Unfinished Object!) to get me started, the oldest is over 40 years old (I know, can anyone beat that!!!) I’ve got quilts and embroideries as well as sewing projects, some will need a lot of work, some I will wonder why I didn’t just crack on and finish it!

James's Quilt

My first challenge is James’s quilt, it’s my youngest UFO as I only started it a few weeks ago, but his birthday is in the middle of January, so I’ve really got to crack on and finish it! I made the top from a Bali Cracker layer cake called Sandpiper, it looked suitable male!! I decided the top needed to be a little wider, so I had to buy a second layer cake, I was hoping the stall would be at the knitting and stitching show in November, it wasn’t so I ended up finding one on the internet. I ordered it but when it arrived they’d sent the charm squares instead of the layer cake…and so the weeks went by and then it was Christmas!

Christmas is now over, so my challenge this month is to finish the quilt, I’ve to complete the top, sandwich and baste it, quilt it and finally bind it…I’ll let you know how I get on!

James's quilt

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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9 Responses to My Monthly Challenge!

  1. neela says:

    Happy New Year! What a great challenge this is! I have s few things I must finish too! Good luck and I look forward to seeing some completed UFOs. Nee x

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  2. Happy New Year! Good idea! I have lots of projects that need finishing, I think I need to do this too! Love the quilt – great “man colours”! Barbara xx

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  3. adaisygarden says:

    Great idea! I’m hoping to get some UFOs finished as well. I don’t know if I’ll have time to do a button for it though 🙂

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  4. I was also disappointed to see that A Lovely Year of Finishes won’t be running this year, it really helped me to complete quite a few projects in 2015! I like your idea of setting your own personal challenge (and your logo button is awesome!), I shall have to see if I can do that myself 🙂 Love your current project too!

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