IHSW - May Conclusion and WIP Maynia

This past weekend was the third weekend in May, so that was IHSW. I hope you all had some time to hermit and stitch. We had a pretty fantastic rain storm on Saturday afternoon, so that gave me some time while DD was "resting". She doesn't exactly nap any more, but she definitely needs some time to wind down for a while. 

Let me get WIP Maynia out of the way first since it's chronologically in order and the last piece I worked on had a lot more added during IHSW. 

Satsuma Street Happy Halloween
on 18 ct oatmeal aida?
Warbreaker (book cover charted by skitzzzzz)
on 14 ct black aida  Blue Fractal by skitzzzzz
 1 over 1 on 28 ct monaco
Spider Banner by AAN
 2 over 1 on 32 ct opalescent gift fabric Lakeside Needlecraft UTS SAL  2 over 2 on 28 ct Eilat from Chromatic Alchemy The Optician - NEW START! 2 over 2 on 28 ct fabric from Chromatic Alchemy (I'll look up the name) 
To celebrate keeping up with WIP Maynia for 14 days, I decided to start on something new on May 15. I…

Gifted Gorgeousness: May Edition

It's mid-May and that means it's time to talk about all our stitching with gifted materials or for gifts, or for however you can fit the category. Check out Jo's blog for all the details and to see who else is participating this month. 

I've been participating in Stitch Maynia, which I made a WIP Maynia, so I have pulled out several projects since last month. Let's see where we're at with everything:

Fishing - for my uncle
with charted DMC 2 over 2 on 28ct Tempest by Chromatic Alchemy
Letters From Nora - L - for a friend
Land of the Dinosaurs - for DD
 with charted DMC 2 over 2 on 28ct Nimbus (?) by Chromatic Alchemy Mini Winter Magic - for DD  Dragon Under Glass - for DH
 Bailey Basset - for DH
 Spider Banner - for DD

I was so excited to get this one out again. Again, I think a solid week should finish this one off. So I could add this to the pile with Fishing and Tribal Dragon and get 3 finishes within the next month or so. We'll see how it goes. 
I also decid…

Zodiac : Taurus

It's time again to talk about another astrological sign. One member of my immediate family is a Taurus, my younger brother. Check out Jo's post for more info on Tauri? Tauruses? and here's a little blurb:

The Bull represents a strong-willed character with great perseverance and determination.  In India Taurus is known by its Sanskrit name Vṛṣabha, which is occasionally given as a name for Shiva and his vehicle Nandi as well as the first of twenty-four Jain Tirthankara, Rishabhanatha.  In Egypt, Taurus was seen as the cow goddess Hathor.  Hathor was the goddess of beauty, love, and happiness, and she represented all of the riches seen in cattle as the providers of nourishment.  Roman astrologers considered Taurus ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty, and Earth, the goddess of the earth and nature.
I'm going for some nature/earth type shoe horns this time, so let's see what I've stitched since last month that I can squeeze into this theme. :)
Full Moon got a little…

WIP Wednesday: Stitch Maynia 2018 Edition

I've continued to try and find all the old WIPs I need to work on. Most of these are BAPs as they seem to be the easiest to put down and try and finish something much smaller. 

Here are the stitches from Monday and Tuesday:

Dragon Under Glass was here:

I'm giving 2 pictures because I didn't have an update of the whole thing. And now it's here:
I tried to add some stitches in between the squares to make sure I don't get lines. The squares were for an HAED FB challenge. 

Bailey Basset was here:
and is now a little farther along.

I would love to spend some serious time on both of these as well, but again, ones that are closer to a finish should be finished first to get the pile down. 

Thanks for all your amazing comments and Happy Stitching!


Stitch Maynia Continues!

Thank you for all of your encouraging comments on my last post. It is really nice to get these older WIPs out again and very hard to put them down again. It definitely enforces my desire to get some of these into finishes. 

Since last Tuesday I've worked on 5 more projects. I'll give the older photo first, then the update. 

Boo House was here:
and now:  Basset Hound was here:
and now:
Land of the Dinosaurs from WOXS October 2015 was here:
and now:

Mini Winter Magic was here
and now:

If you're eagle-eyed, you may notice there's less stitching on the left side than there was. That's because I had forgotten I had started this as tent stitch way back when and did the right side full crosses. So I'm slowly removing the tent stitch as I add more to the right side. Most of what I added is on the bottom if it's difficult to tell. 

Let's see what the next few days will bring in the UFO/WIP piles. :)

Happy Stitching!


WIP Wednesday - Stitch Maynia Plans

I decided to join Stitch Maynia's May event this year. I plan to work on 15 different WIPs that haven't seen the light of day this year. So far I've pulled out found:

Letters from Nora L was here:
and is now:

and I also picked up Frosty Friends and managed a little more:
That's all so far since it's only been 2 days. I have managed to finish one sock too, so I guess the pair is still a WIP. Here's how they look so far:

What's exciting about this is the sock actually fits! And now I hope I can make the second one to match in size. Fingers crossed. :) 

I also got in some stash recently from a local-ish LNS, a few LK's I wanted to get before they were exorbitant prices. If you're looking for any online, I found a site that has a fair bit, Half Moon Stitchery

Happy Maynia if you're participating and Happy May otherwise!


WIPocalypse - April Edition

It's time again to post about how my 18 in '18 are going. This was Jo's brilliant idea, and I've enjoyed trying to keep up with it so far. Check out all the WIPocalypse fun at Measi's blog too! 

My initial list was:

1. Covered Bridge - FINISHED
2. Fishing - close to a finish
3. Xmas Train - FINISHED
4. Ballerina Dreams - On Hold
5. Here Comes Treble - FINISHED
6. Tribal Dragon - close to a finish
7. Do Not Meddle - worked on
8. Letter S - untouched
9. Letter H - untouched
10. Letter G - untouched 
11. Spider Banner - untouched
12. Princess and the Dragon - worked on
13. Ocean Curiosity - worked on
14. Letter L - untouched
15. Basset Hound - untouched
16. Mini Winter Magic - untouched
17. Otto - untouched
18. Frosty Friends - untouched

So far only 3 finishes, but 2 projects are pretty close. I'm debating about my next steps. With Stitch Maynia coming up next month, I could spend 15 days on 15 different WIPs or 15 days on one WIP (mono-Maynia). I'm not great at sticking with one…