Monday, May 31, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
It's the penultimate post of Stitch Maynia! Here we are, almost another month complete. Thank you again for sticking with me through this whole process and all of these starts. As I mentioned yesterday, I planned to work on a second birdhouse to have a smaller WIP in the works than those larger Christmas ones I'd started. I don't have a mock-up for this one, so I only have my small start:
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Hello, hello! Last night I decided to torture myself a little. I had this scrap of 18ct beige aida that I thought would look really cool with this Caron Snow colour I picked up when my LNS was closing. I found a few colours I thought I could use, and this one seemed like it might work for a dragon, trees, etc. I decided to break it out for a tree this time. This is technically an Assisi tree freebie pattern that I printed out long ago without any identifiers. I thought to make it quicker, I'd stitch the part that usually would not be stitched.
Here's where I got to:
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Today is another good day to stitch on more Christmas designs. I think it's safe to say I have a lot of Christmas designs sitting around waiting for me to stitch them. At least I've pulled out several this month to get them started. It's time for a Durene Jones large project today. It's still not very big, but considering how many smalls she creates, it's a decent size.store now.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Woah..we're halfway there! Any Bon Jovi fans? My SIL is still a Bon Jovi fan and had tons of his music at their wedding. She danced to a bunch of it, so that was fun.
Friday, May 14, 2021
I've looked at these little stockings for years and finally decided this was a good excuse to start them.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Lucky number 13 today! I had no particular plans for May 13, although maybe this should have been another Halloween-themed project. I think it's technically an Easter project, although it's weird because it's a bunny silhouette against the moon. Here's what it will look like once completed:
This was once a free design, but is now 4 euros here.
I managed a bit of a start on this one and adjusted the colours to fit my fabric. It may look more like a sunset on my choice, but that's okay. I had a black and white photo of it, so wasn't sure what colour they had chosen for the background until I just found this photo.
It's a decent start and the border matched up again, so I'm on a roll with borders so far this month. Again, a few more days of stitching and this will be finished. I think I've said that for most of the designs this month. :)
I hope you're all having a good day and enjoying some sunshine like we have here. It almost hit 23C/73F today! A beautiful sunny day after a fair amount of rain last week. We did need the rain though, so that was okay. Although my allergies have kicked in pretty hard over the past few days.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
These were fun to stitch up and now I just have to back them with some felt and add hangers and I have 2 more ornaments for Christmas. These will be for DD since they're quite like the Mouse in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff.
Next up we have a recentish start, from the Spring Into Summer New Start Binge in 2020.
I liked this one and it was fun to use some stash threads as well. The damask isn't the easiest to stitch on because it tends to split a bit at the holes, so I definitely needed a Qsnap on this one.
The last finish took quite a while because it had a lot of stitching left. I chose it because it had a limited colour palette and that's how I was feeling at the time. I'm really glad to have finished it though, it was started a long time ago, possibly 2015 for the Crazy January Challenge?
The start-itis continues in May, so stay posted!
Hello again! Keeping with yesterday's theme, this is another Halloween project, but it is a larger one. However, I was able to finagle it into Pattern Keeper, so I'm very excited about that. This may look familiar:
Yup, it's the Universal Monsters SAL, only this time in black and white. I completely blame Michelle McGraw for this start. I think she started this one in the summer of 2020. I loved the look of it on the fabric she chose and I thought if I managed to get some of the same fabric, then I would do the same thing. If you haven't seen her FlossTube, I linked to it on her name and she's quite fun to watch. She's currently stitching a lot of ornament size seasonal projects over the year.
Here's my start:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's post. It was such a shock. I don't know whether the family will have a memorial or something since we're still living in pandemic times, but I'm checking to see when they post any information.
Today I'm back to another seasonal project and this is a little larger than the previous ones, but still not really big. This is another one I'd saved, printed, and stuck in a binder ages ago. I don't think you can find this one any more, I was trying to find it on their website, but it didn't seem to be in the freebie section any more. Here's my start:
Monday, May 10, 2021
Hello again! Jo guessed my theme was "seasonal" and she's right. I decided to go through some old binders where I had printed out some seasonal designs from the "old days" of the internet and get them stitched up. However, just as she guessed, I derailed that theme today. It was not a good day at work yesterday. There were several issues, but one of the main ones was we got a call that one of my long-time patients had died suddenly. On Mother's Day in the USA. She had children and grandchildren and was only in her 60s. It was such a shock. I'd seen her and her family almost since I started practicing, so maybe 16 years or longer. I was a bit of a wreck emotionally after that, although I managed to pull it mostly together when I was home for Mother's Day celebrations.
I wasn't even feeling much like stitching last night, but decided instead of the regularly scheduled seasonal start, I'd pull out one I'd been thinking of starting for a while.
This is Kathleen and Summer by Hannah Lynn charted by HAED. I'm going to stitch on blue to hopefully not have to stitch all the background. Here's my start:
I know, another giant start, but it felt like starting was worthwhile, even if it never gets finished. Hopefully it will at some point though. Once I get farther down I could try the outlining that some people do in 310 for her charts.
I hope you're all well today. I'm fighting a migraine which might be sinus/allergy induced, so just from being overwrought yesterday. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Finally I'm back after a rough weekend. I had a lot of hopes for that 3 days off, but spent most of it with a severe migraine, so didn...
It's that time again! Happy Valentine's Day to those who celebrate and Happy Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop to all of us. I ha...
It's time again for Gifted Gorgeousness and time to show off our latest stitches we plan to give as gifts, or have received as gifts, or...
Here we are again, another weekend and another new start! Given the tribulations of the previous weekend, I decided to go with my smallest n...