2020 Vision

It’s a while since I last checked how I was doing with my 2020 Vision, I’ve just looked back and it was May – doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!! As we are now three quarters of the way through the year, I thought I’d better see how I was doing with the twenty things I wanted to make in 2020. I have to admit though, the way 2020 has panned out was certainly not in my vision, I’ve done a lot of what Anne Brookes would call ‘sewing for the soul’, stitching what I fancy rather than what I need…

Five Clothes;

  • Jeans: made and worn lots of times, though I don’t find the button fly as comfortable as a zip!
  • Trousers: made and worn a few times, these were from the Ultimate Trouser pattern, they’re a bit snug for my liking, I’ll try a different pattern next time.
  • Sheer blouse: made and waiting for a special occasion to wear it!!!
  • Tailored jacket: I’ve got the pattern and the fabric, just got to get organised.
  • Tailored coat: Ditto!! I’ve got a few days off next week so I might aim to do one of these.


  • Coming Home Quilt; Flimsy is finished, just need to send it to the long-armer
  • Cottage Garden Quilt; I’ve almost finished the top row of this one, I’m really enjoying making this one.
  • Baby Quilt; Completed and gifted earlier in the year.
  • Scrappy Quilt; My Staying home quilt is just waiting to be quilted. I’ve also started a true scrappy one from my scrap boxes, Pat Sloans Flower Garden QAL.
  • Charity Quilt; I’ve a quilt for care-leavers which just needs the quilting finishing, I just need to get it out of the bag and get it finished!


  • Stitchbook Collective; All finished and made into a book.
  • Mum’s Memory book; I finished this just in time for my mum’s funeral, I’m really pleased with how it’s worked out.
  • Anthea Calendar SAL; I’m keeping up with this lovely stitch-a-long from Faby Reilly and I’m managing to do a wordplay for each one too though at times it’s been difficult to think of positive words to stitch!!
  • Workshop finishes; I finished my Harry the Hare and I’ve an update on the Bethlehem embroidery tomorrow!
  • Finery Of Nature; Completed.


  • Slippers;Finished and worn lots of times, even if the tops are the wrong way round!
  • Lampshade; No progress here, though I keep looking at the kits!
  • Jelly Roll Rug; ditto!
  • Wallet; This went on my back burner during lockdown as I wasn’t going anywhere to spend money, I really do need one now though!
  • Luna Lapin; Florence is made, she just needs some clothes.

I’ve just done a count up and I think eleven things are fully finished, four are well on their way with five none starters!! Not bad considering the year we’ve had and I’ve still 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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8 Responses to 2020 Vision

  1. What a wonderful collection of makes Margaret. It must be supremely satisfying to see them all together like this.

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  2. claire93 says:

    you’ve had a very productive year so far!

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  3. tialys says:

    Not bad at all! Your sewing mojo obviously hasn’t been as badly affected as mine.

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  4. Amanda says:

    What a lovely lot of accomplishment! I hope you can get to your goal.

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  5. anne54 says:

    A great accomplishment Margaret, and each one is a delight to look at.

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  6. Sharon says:

    You’ve accomplished so much and they are all wonderful projects 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. You are definitely one of the most talented textile people in bloglandia! WOW!

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