Nineteen for 19

It’s about time I checked my progress with my nineteen challenges for 2019, we’re two-thirds of the way through the year, some remain not even started, though that doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope, others are completed, so a mixed bag, like life really! August has been pretty productive really helped by having time off work.

  • 1 scrap quilt; Still not yet started, but still hopeful!
  • 2 Tutorials; I’ve got all the words for one, just need the photos, which means making another one!
  • 3 sessions a week in the garden; I’m still doing well on this one, I need to keep up with it now to try and get on top before the end of the season.
  • 4 workshops; I’ve been on two so far, I’ve another embroidery one in a couple of weeks time and a gardening one next month, so this one is ticking along nicely.
  • 5 presents; three made so far this year, nothing further in August, but plans afoot for Christmas!
  • 6 quilts; I’ve made five so far with another two or three hopefully in the pipeline for a finish, though I have cheated slightly by calling my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt a finish when I finished the top!
  • 7 new patterns; I’ve actually used three new patterns this month, more than doubling my tally to five. I used a pattern from the 1990’s, an indie pattern and a dress pattern I’ve had for ages and not used.
  • 8 kits; This remains at three, I need to start trying harder with this one as I still keep buying them so my stash is getting bigger!!
  • 9 mini embroideries; I’m classing my tahriri bookmark as a mini embroidery, it’s pretty small, so that brings my tally to five. I’ve another definite one to do, then it depends if I start another quilt I have planned!!
Tahriri embroidery
  • 10 things; I’ve made the bookmark month, so that’s seven things made so far.
  • 11 cross-stitch smalls; no new ones, but the challenge is already completed! I’ve another on it’s way and I’ve another to do before Christmas.
  • 12 pages in my book; this is the book of all my mum’s things, so it’s going to be quite a sentimentsl jurney making it. During my holiday I got out all the things I’ve collected, embroideries, cross-stitch, lace and little trinkety bits and washed everythin and had a good think about how I’m going to do it, I tjhink once I start it will be fairly quick…just got to start!
  • 13 Clothes made; this was just three by the end of July, but last month I exceeded all expectations and made four dresses and a jacket! So my tally is now a much more respectable eight, still a long way to go but more achievable now!
  • 14 drawers organised; My tally remains at 9, though I have just ordered some new bead containers with plans to reorganise both my beads and my buttons!
  • 15 minute tidy up; I’m doing a few minutes at the end of the day, though I probably need to do a few more!
  • 16 books read; this has definitely been my success challenge of the year! I’ve now read 21 books, I’ve got them all together in a pile, I feel quite proud when I look at them all!
  • 17 blogs a month; I’ve done this comfortably with 19 posts.
  • 18 walks; I was a bit quieter in August, recovering from a virus, I’ve two more walks to share with you but my tally on here remains at 18.
  • 19 Splendid Sampler blocks; this was on the back burner for a few months, so Augusts tally remains at 14, but I’ve cracked on since, so September should see this one smashed!

When you include my stitch-a-longs and quilt-a-longs, I’ve been pretty busy really!

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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11 Responses to Nineteen for 19

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    I am super impressed with all your achievements. Big fan of all your sewing projects and the garden is gorgeous.


  2. endrickwater says:

    Very impressive so far.


  3. Avril Baxter says:

    You set yourself very many goals and have made amazing achievements. I have read more books than you but otherwise my achievements are small compared to yours.


  4. Susie Q says:

    Wonderful post……….

    Liked by 1 person

  5. KerryCan says:

    You’re doing so well! This challenge obviously really inspires you!


  6. Laura says:

    You are amazingly productive, Margaret! I could take lessons from you! 🙂


  7. A busy productive inspiring crafter and gardener 🙂


  8. anne54 says:

    “When you include my stitch-a-longs and quilt-a-longs, I’ve been pretty busy really!” Margaret, I think this is an understatement. I am always blown away by how much you do, especially as you work as well! I love the dresses you have made, and you have inspired me to at least think about making a summer dress.


  9. kathyreeves says:

    It’s been a banner year for you already, and I think there are more goals on the way to being accomplished!


  10. Shasta says:

    You have achieved a lot this month and this year. The bookmark is especially lovely.


  11. Anne says:

    Wow! What else can I say?


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