Nineteen for 19

I’ve got a bit behind on my posts again – a mixture of Christmas and sewing I think! Anyway, I decided it’s time I shared my November update for my Nineteen for 19 challenge. I’ve got to that point in the year when some will get finished, but others are clearly not even going to get started – there’s always next year!! I’ve put the ones I’ve finished in italics – pretty good going I think!

  • 1 scrap quilt; this isn’t going to happen this year but I have great plans for next year!!
  • 2 tutorials; I never quite get round to writing a tutorial, I think this has to go on the ‘must try harder’ pile!!
  • 3 sessions in the garden; November tends to be a quite time in the garden and the weather was too inclement to try much tidying up, I did get out a little though.
winter garden
  • 4 workshops; completed 🙂
  • 5 presents; my tally at the end of November was still four. I gave my rabbit to my great nephew at his christening at the beginning of the month, his parents loved him.
luna lapin
  • 6 quilts; No finishes in November, but I’ve made seven so far with another almost there.
  • 7 new patterns; I made a coat using a new pattern this month, not a total success, but OK for dog walking! This brings my tally up to 7, so I’ve just reached my target.
reversible coat
  • 8 kits; I finished another Stitchbook Collective kit and also the cute Christmas Mouse. So altogether I’ve made six kits this year – and probably bought another eight!!
cross-stitch mouse
  • 9 mini embroideries; I’m classing my stitchbooks as mini embroideries – they’re less than A5 size, so that’s another two, making a total of 10.
stitchbook collective
  • 10 things; I finally made myself a new handbag – it was well overdue! This brings my total up to 10, so another one completed.
tweed handbag
  • 11 cross-stitch smalls; I finished another autumn small, a pretty freebie by Thea Dueck, this brings my tally to about 14.
autumn cross-stitch small
  • 12 pages in my book; I finally started this one, it’s a book of lots of my mums needlework, hopefully now I’ve started I’ll keep going, though to press I just have the two pages completed.
  • 13 clothes made; I made two coats last month, although one was reversible, but I think it would be cheating to call it three! Anyway it brings my total up to 12, so this one is going to be completed by the end of the year.
  • 14 drawers organised; I finally sorted my beads out – I seem to have somehow ended up with thousands of beads – I think I’ve been given lots over the years as I’ve never been that into beadwork! I used to have them in the round pots which screw together to make a tube. I’ve gradually moved over to boxes of individual pots, I much prefer them, I can easily organise them according to colour and I can take a pot out if I’m using them for a project. The tubes aren’t going to waste, I’m using those for buttons- it’s much easier to see what I’ve got in those tubes. I just need to reorganise the boxes I keep them in now! I’m counting this as two sorts, so my tally is now 13, almost there!!
  • 15 minutes tidy-up each day ; mmm, must try harder!!
  • 16 books; I’m beginning to lose count, but I think I’ve read 33 books!
  • 17 blog posts; I just squeezed in this month with 18 posts!
  • 18 walks; it’s not been walking weather this month, but my tally is 21.
  • 19 Splendid Sampler Blocks; completed earlier in the autumn.

Not long to go before the end of this challenge – next year will be my last one as I think the numbers are getting too high 🙂

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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10 Responses to Nineteen for 19

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Congratulations, Margaret! Interesting to see what you chose for categories this year, how you organised to complete so many of them, and forgive yourself for the few that didn’t get done. Happy Holidays ❣️ 🎄 🎅🏻 🎁

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  2. anne54 says:

    Well done Margaret ~ that’s an impressive list! Some are very close to being finished. Your rabbit is a very fine chap, and looks right at home idling on the bed. He will be a treasured possession for your great-nephew.

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  3. Ginney says:

    I love everything you make but especially like that blue jacket.

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  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Congratulations on so many achievements. The goals do get massive doing this way of setting them ,which is why I gave up. I look forward to reading your December totals and seeing your 20 for 20!

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  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Just reading your list makes me feel like a sloth. You are an inspiration. I would love to be able to read many of the books you have read.

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  6. Jane M says:

    I think you are an inspiration for all the different projects you do. I also think your summer workshop should be counted towards your tutorial total 🙂

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  7. All you’ve done is confirm my theory that you do not sleep, you just get stuff done! Wonderful pieces and the jacket is amazing!

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