I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stitch Maynia 2018 Starts 8 - 14 / Gifted Gorgeousness May 2018

Image from Princess Sassy Pants website
Week 2 of Stitch Maynia 2018 has been and gone and my new starts have been continuing as planned for the most part...

Start 8/18 - 8th May 2018
Start #36/2018
Queen's Heart
Just Nan
Fabric: 28ct Opal Lugana - studio sessions piece / Colour Cascade Fabrics
Thread: DMC as charted

Start 9/18 - 9th May 2018
Start #37/2018
Jasmine Mix
Just Nan
Fabric: 32ct Opal Belfast - "Year of the Rooster" Limited Edition - Jodyri Designs
Thread: DMC as charted

Start 10/18 - 10th May 2018
Start #38/2018
Tabby Cat
Mill Hill Kit
Fabric: 14ct perforated paper (kit)
Thread: DMC (kit)

Start 11/18 - 11th May 2018
Start #39/2018
Old Glory
Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28ct Lugana "Dapple" Picture This Plus
Thread: DMC

Start 12/18 - 12th May 2018
Start #40/2018
Nothing But Tea
The Sampler Girl
Fabric: 28ct Evenweave coffee dyed (base fabric was light grey)
Thread: "Masquerade" Jodyri Designs

GG SAL hosted by Jo (Serendipitous Stitching)
The next couple of starts also fall into the GG category for May....

Start 13/18 - 13th May 2018
Start #41/2018
Mother's Day Bookmark
Kate Knight
Source: Free Gift from Cross Stitch Crazy
Fabric: 14ct Aida (kit)
Thread: DMC (kit)

Start 14/18 - 14th May 2018
Start #42/2018
Proverb's 3-4
Paola Gattiblu
Source: Giveaway Gift from Kaye (Kitten Stitching)
Fabric: 28ct Evenweave coffee dyed (base fabric was light grey)
Thread: "Blue Moon" Jodyri Designs

I love these 2 Gatta (cat) designs... they are so gorgeous and I do plan to stitch them both..... Thank you Kaye :o)

Til next time, have a great stitchy week... take care and happy stitching xx

Because I love this picture so much I am going to keep it at the bottom of every GG post.... Miss Mouse is the most loving puppy you could ever have... her love is a gift to us so I think it is quite fitting that she is in my 2018 GG posts!

Jo from Serendipitous Stitching hosts the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL.  The GG SAL is about stitching charts/kits or using fabrics & threads that we have received as gifts, won in giveaways or anything that is intended be a gift or giveaway prize... or anything else that you can loosely use the word "gift" for!!  If you wish to sign up for this SAL, click on link here, or the button on my sidebar and you will be re-directed to Jo's blog.


  1. Love all of your new starts Noni.


  2. You are doing very well with your new starts! I especially l8ke the bookmark kit, is it recent? I haven’t seen Cross Stitch Crazy recently.
    Barbara xx

  3. Beautiful work Noni,well done xx

  4. Lovely new starts Noni! I always like how you mix big projects and cover kits.

  5. Gorgeous, Noni, my favourite (not counting the Paola Gattiblu designs, of course) is, naturally, Old Glory! Lots of lovely stitching, my dear.

  6. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. The Link-up post is now up.
    I started Jasmine Mix too! On the 13th of May.


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