50 Projects, More or Less, 2021

finished my Gratitude Rosary. Just plain wooden beads on a black ribbon. Markered with flowers. I ‘travel’ from one bead to next, thinking of the next thing I am grateful for. Very powerful.


I love this idea! And your drawings are very good.

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I’m in again this year. I have a lot of WIPs to finish.


My Christmas visitors have gone home, I’ve finally updated my 2020 50 projects list, so it’s time to start work on my 2021 list …

Once again, apart from essentials like thread, zippers, etc. my intention is to make everything (or as much as feasible) from stash, thrifted, or recycled materials.

My List

Completed 2021:

1 Art journal craftalong panda page

2 Owl illustration for EP
3 Watercolour cards
4 Whimsical watercolour house


Project Ideas:

Fabric things
quilt for LD
Cloud mug rugs in grey for hubby
Mug rugs for gifts
Make some more things from my Yoko Saito books
Table runner
Remake damaged vintage embroidery pieces into little items
Make items for church fundraisers - aprons, potholders, mug rugs, key rings etc.etc.
Finish rabbit pouch for gift
black and white bag
sew embroidered pieces into useful things

Arty things
Linocut for fundraiser
Art journal pages
Lots of watercolour pictures
Chameleon painting
Little art objects (mini journals, decorated quotes/poems)
Mini creature scenes in house boxes

Yarny things
More little mice
Grey cardigan

black cable scarf
purple socks
green shawl
Yoko Saito needlework case
Vintage monochrome cushion cover (embroidered)
Green Myrna cardigan

and, finish my novel!


I love this idea!


I made one piece using this idea a few months ago -



That is so gorgeous!

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lol I guessed you were marsupial…ha ha ha that is a lovely way to showcase old needlework and still make it functional for today!


haha you know me too well!

Thanks guys for the kind comments - I am keen to make some more pieces like this. I can’t bring myself to throw away old embroidery that I know someone spent hours on.


I decided for some reason that I wanted to make myself some new curtains for my room. I have plenty of other projects to get working on.


Yay, curtains! I bet it felt good to make something so functional and visible every day. I like the color contrast at the top.

I somehow missed seeing your little zipper pouch, @jemimah. It is so, so sweet! I have the same feelings about honoring someone’s work. In the pre-COVID days when I used to go garage-saling, I would often see gorgeous embroidery or crochet pieces that were being sold for pennies due to staining or damage. I rescued a few, but have trouble figuring out what to do with them. Your little bag is very inspiring!


That pouch is simply darling! It seems quite firm in structure too, what did you use to line it?

Thank you! It is nice to see them. The contrast at the top is because I didn’t have quite enough of the main piece. :laughing: but it worked quite well.


Finally finished finished this quilt! I think I had posted the completed top in last years craft along. But now I finally got the binding on!


Thank you! I can’t remember, I think it might have just had an extra layer of cotton fabric?

That is a super stylish quilt @poetrylover828! Beautiful!

Thank you! I enjoyed making it and am happy it’s finished!

finished my heating pad cover. Last thing was to add the velcro.
My new version is a lot easier for my arthritic hands to put on since it is made out of stretchy material.


I love the idea of this thread!! I’ve never joined in previous years but I think this could help me keep track of those zillions of things I want to do!

First, here’s what I’ve already finished in 2021:

This list is likely to change and grow a lot as the year goes along. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


  • gecko (WIP)
  • anglerfish (WIP)
  • new cuttlefish in acrylic yarn
  • butterfly for coworker’s baby
  • something for other coworker’s baby
  • elephant from Zoomigurumi
  • dog pattern from L2L

Other Crochet:

  • monthly club afghan (WIP)
  • huge rainbow afghan (WIP) - this is a stretch goal!
  • penguin afghan?


  • January BOM
  • otter plushie for cousin’s baby (WIP)
  • finish mini quilt from last year (WIP)
  • finish Doctor Who pillow from YEARS ago (WIP)
  • something from a quilting kit
  • Thread catcher


  • 3 ATCs for GeekyBookworm (done, not yet received)
  • 3 ATCs for thanate
  • 3 ATCs for PrincessP
  • Poliwhirl ATC
  • Print photos and make decorative frames for walls (supplies bought)


  • Try needle felting for the first time!


  • 12 Christmas ornaments for gifts - any medium!
  • Painting kit from Aunt S

I finally finished this blanket that I started in the beginning of November (did not work on it much in Dec.) The table it’s on is 5ft long for length reference.

I have yarn for two more of these blankets. I can do another this size and then a smaller one. One in blue and the other in purple. I’m not sure when I will start the next one. Probably soon but I want to do some other things first that won’t take as long.