2020 Makes

I don’t need to tell you what a year it has been. A year like no other and a one that I hope to never experience the like of again.

My Husband has been shielding and is now working from home. Me and my girls were off school from March to August.

Thankfully we have a large back garden so a good deal of the warmer months were spent outside. We grew a lot of fruit and some vegetables this year. We had a bumper crop of raspberries and blackberries, some of which is still in our freezer.

We let the last of our courgettes grow, and called it our ‘courgette baby’. The bench under the apricot and damson trees provided shade during the sunny summer months.

We bought some garden furniture to sit outside on and enjoy our socially distanced visits from my parents. We even got to go on some lovely walks staying within our county, we’re very lucky to have the coast and the countryside close by.

My youngest daughter showed a keen interest in baking (like most of the country during the first lockdown) so we decided to bake some old favourites as well as some more unusual bakes.

Top row l-r: gingerbread, honeycomb, millionaires shortbread, pretzels
Middle row l-r: rice pudding, banana bread, soda bread, scones
Bottom row l-r: oven baked churros, cinnamon swirls, fifteens, bagels

This year I did a lot of making, it’s surprising how much I did looking back on it. I think it was my sanctuary, the one thing I did have control of in this crazy world. I made lots of gifts for people and some things for myself. I even finished a 5 year old WIP!

I haven’t blogged about everything because I wasn’t feeling it at the time but I hope to do posts at a later date.

So at the end of 2020 I’m looking ahead to 2021, I’ve already made some plans and will share them with you soon.

Take care and stay safe.

Jean X

6 thoughts on “2020 Makes

  1. Hi Jean! Thanks for sharing a part of your life! 2020 has been challenging for all, indeed… but you made a lot of things! I’m so envious of your veggies and the views of your walks… Take good care during 2021 and keep posting!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. In the grand scheme of things I know we have been lucky.
      I took a bit of a break from blogging during the first half of 2020 but hopefully I’ll do regular posts again in 2021. Stay safe.

  2. Jean, everything looks wonderful! Your baked goods look so yummy and your textile projects are beautiful, as always. I know what you mean about “not feeling” the blogging. I’ve been the same. I did some knitting projects this year (nothing like yours, but a big feat for me 😉 ), and didn’t even show any on my blog. Maybe I will at some point. I’m glad to see you’ve kept your creative juices flowing this year, and I pray for an increase in our creative flow this coming year. May God bless you with good health and prosperity in every area of your life, my dear. You keep us inspired.



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