Nineteen for 19

At the beginning of October I did a count up of both craft projects on the go (WIP’s – work in progress!) and also things with an October deadline, it was a bit of a shock, even for me! I had fifteen different craft projects on my list!!! Even for me that felt a little overwhelming – I made a concerted effort to have a few finishes and reduce my WIP list!

So I had quite a productive October…

  • 1 Scrap Quilt; still not started…
  • 2 Tutorials; …nor this, though I have got some photos organised now.
  • 3 Sessions a week in the garden; I’ve managed a fair bit of tidying up but the weather has been pretty bad – I’m a fair-weather gardener!
  • 4 workshops; I went to a workshop at Courtyard Planters in Otley on how to make a low maintenance garden and I also went to another stained glass workshop and made my tree scene, so that makes my tally 5, challenge complete!
Stained Glass workshop
  • 5 presents; I made George the rabbit for my great-nephew, together with a complete set of clothes, so I’ve now made four presents and I have got plans for three more presents in time for Christmas, so I should get this one.
Luna Lapin - Archie
  • 6 Quilts; I finished another quilt for Care-Leavers, I’ve another top finished but waiting to be quilted, I think that one may have to wait until next year. So far this year I’ve made seven quilts!
Quilts for Care-Leavers
  • 7 New Patterns; I made a smock from the Merchant and Mills pattern this month, so that makes 6 altogether – I might just manage this one!
  • 8 Kits; I completed the first Stitchbook Collective kit, so that makes 4.
Stitchbook Project
  • 9 Mini Embroideries; I’ve been quite busy with hand-embroidery this month, I stitched the two pages for the Stitchbook Collective and I also stitched my entry for the Anne Bronte P200 exhibition, so that’s 8 altogether this year, definitely achievable!
Anne Bronte P200
  • 10 things; this stays at 9 for now, but I’ll crack this one in November.
  • 11 Cross-stitch Smalls; I made another two this month, one for October and a pretty autumn one by Faby Reilly. I think this puts my tally at 13.
  • 12 pages in my book; I still haven’t started this one which is going to be made of my mum’s handiwork. I’ve a weeks holiday in December, so I haven’t given up on this one yet.
  • 13 Clothes made; I made a cream cardigan and a smock last month, so my total is now 10 – maybe I’ll actually manage this one this year!
  • 14 Drawers organised; I’ve not done any more sorting this month, so it stays at 11.
  • 15 minutes tidy-up each day ; mmm, I really must try a bit harder on this one!
  • 16 Books read; I’ve a few more to share with you soon, so this challenge has been way-exceeded!
  • 17 blogs a month; I managed a comfortable 20 last month.
  • 18 Walks; Last month my walking buddy and ! finially finished the Cleveland Way with the last few miles from Scarborough to Filey, this pushed out tally to 21 walks over the year.
Cleveland Way
  • 19 Splendid Sampler Blocks; I smashed this one last month when I cracked on and finished the quilt.

So, pretty good progress I think…and in case you’re wondering, I now have nine projects on the go, much more manageable!

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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14 Responses to Nineteen for 19

  1. Avril Baxter says:

    I think you have set yourself a huge goal but you seem to have been doing very well on it.I have read more books but then I am in 3 reading groups.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. suemreed says:

    I can’t keep up with you! How do you fit everything in??!!
    Any tips. Please keep posting.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Laura says:

    I am with Sue…I cannot keep up either!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. wybrow1966 says:

    Where do you find the time – and it all looks amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Aside from that (and possibly a wee bit of envy 🥰) I am speechless.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, I’m amazed, you are so talented and this was a huge goal, to have achieved so much really is great. You must be well pleased. Do you use a planner to keep track and some kind of rotation scheme to get things done. Again, like the other ladies, I would appreciate comments on this. Kind regards Mandy xx

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  7. Prue Batten says:

    Gaaahhh! You make we lesser mortals infinitely more lesser and in awe!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. tinaor says:

    You do some amazing things. Loving the stained glass and bunny on this entry !

    Liked by 1 person

  9. kathyreeves says:

    You really have set yourself up to make your 19 in 2019! You have been one busy lady. 🙂


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