Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wow! Long Time No See

I know that is what everyone is thinking. Sorry sometimes life gets in the way of everything, Anyway I have a bit to share, so here we go. If you are in any of the Facebook groups you probably heard that May 1st was the beginning of Stitch Maynia. I selected to work only on wips for my Maynia so I set up a list of smalls I could take with me on my cruise. To be totally honest the most stitching I did while on vacation was actually on the plane to and from Florida.  It was on a piece I had just recently started call "This Is How We Brew It" from Hand On Designs. It is part of a 9 piece series, so far I only have the first three. This is being stitched on 28ct Lugana called Iris from Under the Sea Fabrics.
After we returned from our cruise I was able to move on with my list of wips. The next one was day 7 on my list was also a recent start it is called "Hot Chocolate" from Alessandra Adelaide.  It's being stitched on 32ct Cashel linen in Coffee Bean.
Day 8 was Snowflower Diaries Joyful World SAL- May this is being stitch on 32ct Belfast in Platinum.

 Day 9 was "Marquise" from Jardin Prive' stitched on 32ct Jobelan from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie in Seafoam. I had only finished the lady before Maynia.
Day 10 was Connie Gee's 2015-16 SAL (that I am still working on), I stitched two more diamonds with DMC Coloris flosses.
Day 11 was "Pretty Little Chicago" from Satsuma Street on 14ct Aida Gold Dust in Silver.
Day 12 was a lady I named "Princess Odella" she is officially called "Bella Butterfly"" from Nora Corbett stitched on 28ct Lugana in Naiad from Under the Sea Fabrics.
Day 13 was MLK Memorial from The Posy Collection stitched on 18ct Aida in off white.
Day 14 was "Seafarer's Globe" from Maria Diaz/ Cross Stitch Collection Magazine. Stitched on 18ct off white Aida.
Last be not least is day 15 was "The Hogwarts Crest from Colleen Carrington, stitched on 18ct white Aida.
Stitching on a different wip each day was hard to do because I love all of my wips and once I picked one up and started stitching on it, it was really hard to bag it back up and work on something different the next day, but I really enjoyed my Stitch Maynia.  I wanted to answer the Wipocalypse question for April it  was, "What projects are in my UFO pile?" As I said I love all of my wips so there isn't a UFO pile, they will all be finished eventually.  The question for May is "Which designer's projects do you absolutely love, but are too intimidated to try?"  Well there isn't just one designer, it is the group of designers that work for Heaven and Earth designs. Some of the charts are gorgeous but they are all full coverage and I am not intimidated by them, I just know myself and full coverage pieces drive me crazy. It's like you stitch and stitch and you never see the end. Well, thank you so much if you have stayed and read this whole post. Thank you all for remaining followers of my blog, I really do appreciate you visiting and I love reading all of the wonderful comments that I receive. Having said that I have picked out four charts I am offering to you in appreciation. If you are a follower and are interested in one or all four of the charts below, leave me a comment and let me know which you would like or just say all. I will make a drawing on June 22, 2017. I will ship to anywhere. Good luck and I'm off to make some more wonderful little xxs.

Going ashore in Nassau, Bahamas.


Marilyn said...

I bet your cruise was awesome. :)
You have picked some great projects for Stitch Maynia.
I especially like Hot Chocolate, so pretty.
Please put my name in the hat for the drawing of Earthly Treasures.

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Hi Minnie welcome back from your cruise:) Judging by the photo at the end of your post you both had a grrrreat time.
I have enjoyed seeing your Stitchmaynia pieces.I love Alessandra Adelaide's designs and Hot Chocolate is no exception,lovely colours.It is good to see Sea Farers Globe too,I have always admired the design.
You have a very generous giveaway,howeverI will pass on it because the charts deserve to go to a stitcher who will stitch them in the next decade,I am a bit snowed under with future projects on my list :) and my knitting.

Mii Stitch said...

So jealous of your far away cruise!! Must have been fantastic!
Great work on your stitchmaynia pieces. Beautiful choice of fabrics for a few too :)
What a generous giveaway. I'd love to enter for the school of needlework one by LHN. Will make sure to stitch it straight away if I win and to pass it on to another happy stitcher too. Thank you.

Vickie said...

I still think Connie Gee's SAL is wonderful!

What a generous giveaway Minnie! I would love to own and stitch up the LHN Giving Thanks pattern! Thank you for the chance.

You two look so happy! That is a great picture. I have never been on a cruise.

CalamityJr said...

The fact that you only stitched on the airplane tells me you were having way too much fun on the cruise and that's great! Your idea of working on your WIPs for Stitchmaynia was a good one; terrific progress. Thanks for sharing the patterns. I'd love to be included in the draw for Giving Thanks. I have a feeling that winning that design will bring my mojo back and end this stitching slump I'm in :o)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gosh, you only said "cruise" twice in this post LOL.
Lovely stitching though. The Brew It sampler is fun, the Nora Corbett piece is lovely but I think my favourite is the map. I do like a map.

I will pass on the giveaway, as I'm trying to focus on my existing stash right now and work through my own WIPocalypse projects.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Sounds like the cruise was great fun! Your stitching is always gorgeous and I love the pieces you have worked on! I would love to enter your giveaway! Not stitching right now but after I get this crochet order done, I hope to! I would love the "Holy, Holy" chart. Thanks!

Julie said...

Such a lot of lovely things you worked on.
Great pic of you aside the ship

Bekah said...

Great to see you back! I love the diversity of your projects, the MLK memorial is coming out really nicely. It is hard to tell how big the final design is going to be. Nice to hear that you have no UFOs, just WIPs that are waiting. Please enter me in the draw for Earthly Treasurers. Great picture in front of the cruise ship, I hope you had a great time!

LeShawn said...

I watched your YouTube video prior to you leaving on the cruise. I found your blog through your channel a few months ago. It made me create a blog of my own to document my cross stitch adventures and to view and comment on other blogs. I love the color conversions you are doing as well. I am going to try to convert some of the projects I have as well. Thank you for that. I am new to cross stitch and learned most everything from floss tube. I have quite the WIP collection now. LOL. Please enter me in the drawing for the Plum Street Samplers. Cannot wait for you next video. I am exited to hear about your trip. It looks like you enjoyed yourself. Happy Stitching!

Dru Pendlebury said...

Hope you & hubby had a great time on your cruise ! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win ALL the patterns that is so generous of you ! Look forward to your next floss tube video 😀

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

All of your WIP's are just

Happy Stitching
Linda K

Astrids dragon said...

You have been busy! All your stitching looks great, I especially LOVE the Seafarer's Globe!
Cute picture with your husband, cruising is always fun.

OhSewCrafty said...

You have an amazing collection of projects. Yay for all WIP Maynia! My favorites are the seafarer's globe and Harry Potter crest. I would love to see them in person one day... next library meet up is July 9th, hope you can make it.

Sarah said...

All your stitches look wonderful.

*I also have a rat terrier. :)

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