Nineteen for 19

I’ve just realised I didn’t do a Nineteen for 19 challenge update for September – only three weeks late! I’ve a lot of projects in progress at the moment, so not so many finishes, but still a lot done…

  • 1 Scrap Quilt; still hopeful on this one, especially now my number of quilts on the go has reduced!
  • 2 Tutorials; Still waiting on photos for one, but hopefully soon!
  • 3 Sessions a week in the garden; I started my autumn tidy up in September, so whilst I might not have managed 3 sessions, I still did a fair bit.
  • 4 Workshops; I went to another workshop with Deborah Mullins at Fabbadashery on Bethleham Embroidery last month, so I’ve another project added to my work in progress pile! This makes 3 workshops attended with another one in October.
  • 5 Presents; This remained at three in September.
  • 6 Quilts; It was definitely happy dance time when I finished my Splendid Sampler quilt, so with six-ish quilts made this challenge is complete!
Splendid Sampler 2 quilt
  • 7 New Patterns; I didn’t post about any dress-making in September, so this stays at 5. I think I’ll manage two more this year.
  • 8 Kits; This is still only three, I really need to work at this one as my stash is getting bigger!
  • 9 Mini Embroideries; I’ve still one to do this month, but my tally remains at 5, hopefully with my new stitchbook this is still achievable..
  • 10 things; I made a purse this month – much needed as my old one was falling apart. I also made about a dozen theatre scrub caps! I work in Cardiac Catheter Labs and for some procedures we have to wear scrub caps. The disposable ones available are not very comfortable, so I’ve made some cotton ones out of fun fabrics and I’m selling them to raise money for the Soldiers Charity. I’ve raised about £100 so far and I’ve orders for several more! I’ll just count them as one make for the challenge, making my total nine – almost there!
Silk purse
  • 11 Cross-stitch Smalls; No more finishes this month but I’ve already made 11 over the year.
  • 12 Pages in my Book; This is a textile book of my mums craft things. Whilst I haven’t actually started yet I have got all the embroideries etc out and washed and pressed everything, I now have in my head a better idea of how I’m going to do it.
  • 13 Clothes made; This remained at 8 in September, though I’ve made more since so still hopeful that this is achievable.
  • 14 Drawers organised; I had a big sort out of my beads and buttons last month. I used to have the beads in those round, stackable plastic pots which I didn’t find entirely satisfactory. Ages ago I bought a box with thirty little individual pots in, it was much better. I treated myself to several more, including some of the bigger size posts. I spent an afternoon decanting my beads into these little pots. I find it so much better, I can take one pot out to use separately, like the one for my Zoe Box, I can easily organise them into colours and they are easier to see. The old containers have found a new use too, I’ve put my buttons in them, instead of being in a jumble in my button box they are now organised in their own pots. So with two more boxes sorted my tally is up to 11 – not that my sewing room looks any tidier for it!
  • 15 minutes tidy up each daymust try harder is probably an appropriate phrase!
  • 16 Books Read; I’ve just had a count up on my bookshelf and I’ve read 21 books so far – definately my most successful challenge!
  • 17 Blogs a month; I posted a comfortable 19 posts last month.
  • 18 Walks; In September my walking buddy and I walked another 20 miles of the Cleveland Way over two days, so we’ve now done 20 walks over the year.
  • 19 Splendid Sampler Blocks; I smashed this one this month when I made 19 blocks in a matter of days! It gave me enough blocks to finish the quilt making it 7×7, so this year I’ve made 33 blocks for my Spendid Sampler quilt.
Splendid Sampler

So pretty good progress really, I’ve a few longer term projects taking up my time at the moment such as quilts and cross-stitch, but I think I’ve five challenges already finished, eight definitely achievable and others still possible with three months to go!

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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4 Responses to Nineteen for 19

  1. Shasta says:

    You’ve made so much progress! The Splendid Sampler is beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    I’m exhausted reading this, you have amazing energy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wow that Splendid Sampler is stunning! You have made great progress on your 19 goals. I love reading about what you have accomplished.

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