2020 Vision

Over the last couple of years I’ve set a challenge over the year of things I wanted to make or do, I started to compile ideas for Twenty for 2020, but the numbers were just getting too big – it also makes for a long post each month! I enjoyed having the challenge, trying to meet targets without fretting if one wasn’t going to get started, never mind finished, but it needed a new framework…

I’m trying to reduce my stash somewhat – I have to admit (don’t tell anyone!!) but it’s getting a bit out of hand!! Not helped by lots of people passing stuff on to me! I’ve made a list of twenty projects I want to complete over the year. Several of these are projects which I know will stretch me a bit, but I’ve had the fabric and the pattern for ages, prevaricating as I know it’s not going to be a quick and easy make. I’m also hoping that having made one and remembered it’s not so difficult, I’ll go on and make more!

There are also kits which have been in my stash for far too long, quilts I’ve got all the fabric for, unfinished projects..

So here’s my list, five quilts, five clothes, five projects and five items or kits;

Clothes;

  • Jeans; I’ve got two patterns, all the buttons and zips etc, lots of denim, and I need some new jeans!
  • Trousers; I’ve two trouser lengths in my stash and a wardrobe lacking in trousers!
  • Tailored jacket; I’ve a Vogue pattern for a beautiful tailored jacket and several lengths of wool to choose from.
  • Tailored coat; I bought a coat length form a local mill in the autumn. I’m just waiting for Vogue patterns to have a half price sale so I get the pattern I want.
  • Sheer blouse; I’ve about three sheer fabric lengths which will make very pretty shirts, it’s just having the courage to start!

Quilts;

  • Coming Home quilt; This is my Sarah Fielke BOM from last year, I’m a bit behind but I’m not doing her final deep border. I still need to applique the corners and then add a final smaller border.
  • The Cottage Garden quilt; this is in a book by Kathryn Whittingham. The quilt is gorgeous, lots of embroidered and appliqued blocks, I collected all the fabrics last year, just trying to get a few finishes before I start this one.
  • Baby quilt; we’ve got a new baby due in the family in the spring, so I’ll make a quilt for the new arrival.
  • Scrappy quilt; I’ve joined a new facebook page on scrap quilts and it’s quite inspiring!
  • Charity Quilts; I’m planning to make some more quilts for careleavers, and maybe one to be auctioned too.

Projects;

  • Stitchbook Collective; I’m really enjoying this and it’s certainly stretching me, there’s another nine boxes for me to do.
  • Mum’s book; I started this last year – just!! I’ve collected all her crafty things together, finished and unfinished and I’m putting them together in a textile book. I hope she’ll like it.
  • Anthea SAL; this is a year long stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly, the first pattern came out yesterday and it’s gorgeous – a beautiful snowdrops design for January.
  • Workshop finishes; I’ve two projects left from workshops which I want to finish, an embroidery of a hare and a Bethlehem style embroidery.
  • The Finery of Nature; I’m three-quarters of the way through this, but that’s probably still three months work!! I started this way back in 2018!!

Things!

  • Slippers! I’ve a kit to make a pair of quilted slippers and my current ones are getting to be a bit of an embarrassment!!
  • Lampshade; I’ve two kits at least from Raggedy Ruff designs to make a lampshade, similar style to my Woodland Wreath quilt.
  • Jelly Roll Rug; I’ve the fabric and lots of spare batting to make a rug, I want a little one for the bathroom as a practise and then a bigger one for the dining room.
  • Wallet; Having finally made myself a new handbag, I now need a new wallet!
  • Luna Lapin; I want to make myself a Luna, I’m also wondering about making one for my mum for her birthday. I made an Archie Lapin for my great-nephew last year.

So that’s my challenge for the year, I did wonder about adding 20 walks, 20 books and 20 smalls, but it just makes for very long lists and I’ll tell you about them anyway as the year progresses!

You never know, I might actually have a smaller stash by the end of the year!!

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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20 Responses to 2020 Vision

  1. You are going to be one busy busy quilter this year! Iā€™m excited to see the Sarah Fielke finish. Good luck and Happy New Year!!

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  2. katechiconi says:

    I find the chief thing about setting numerical goals is not to beat yourself up if you don’t achieve them. Life is rich, complicated and interesting, and sometimes other things have to take priority. But think how impressed you’ll be with yourself if you do manage šŸ™‚

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    • craftycreeky says:

      I’m with you on refusing to beat myself up if things don’t get done – there was always a couple over the last two years that didn’t even get started!! Life’s too short! It does look a manageable list though šŸ™‚

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  3. tialys says:

    That sounds like a lot of projects but I’m sure you’ll manage most of them, if not all and, as Kate says, that would be fine too.
    Love the title of this post.

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  4. endrickwater says:

    What an excellent idea! I have also heard the rumour that there is a thing called “too much stash”. Mostly I suspect it’s a silly notion, but these are all projects that deserve to be finished. I will enjoy cheering you on.

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  5. Helen Rowen says:

    The only stitching stash I have purchased in the last few years has been the odd threads. Has my stash gone down – well it must have but I am sure no one would notice. I really must get stitching again my needle thinks it has been retired. I always look forward to your smalls and to you cross stitch / embroidery so will look forward to the next 12 months.

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  6. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    You have to have a vision, lists are great to keep you focused. Best of luck!…

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  7. Good hunting! I need to make a project list for the year too.
    Don’t forget, you can always say no to stuff people want to give you. šŸ™‚

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  8. nanacathy2 says:

    Love that four lots of five, very clever! And knowing your formidable output I think you will do this with great aplomb!

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  9. Looks like 2020 will be a great year. I am interested in the quilted slippers. That sounds both practical and fun.

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  10. anne54 says:

    You are a Power Woman! I have no doubt that you will get through a large amount on the list, Margaret, without beating yourself up when some things don’t get done. I will be here, cheering you on!

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  11. kathyreeves says:

    I think you’ll enjoy doing this list, and I know I’ll enjoy watching reading your posts!

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  12. wybrow1966 says:

    Look forward to following your progress – funnily enough I have just downloaded a pattern for patchwork quilted slippers too! I love the idea of making a book of all your mothers work.

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