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!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Stitch Maynia 2018 Starts 15 - 18 / May Update 2018

Image from Princess Sassy Pants website
Ok, so as you have probably realised today is a bit of a catch up blogging day....  May was a busy month for one reason or another, and I didn't get back to post the last of my Stitch Maynia starts... and then we went to Singapore for a week for Hubby's milestone birthday celebrations and now it's June!

The last start that I showed you was start #14 - so here we go for the last 4 official Stitch Maynia starts.

Start 15/18 - 15th May 2018
Start #43/2018
Enjoy the Moment Tea Sampler
Gail Bussi
Fabric: 28ct Lugana - "Pixie Kiss" / Hand Dyed by Stephanie
Thread: DMC as charted
Source: Cross Stitch Collection May 2011

Start 16/18 - 16th May 2018
Start #44/2018
Mill Hill Kit

Start 17/18 - 17th May 2018
Start #45/2018
Morning Has Broken
Mari Richards
Fabric: 28ct Opal Lugana - "Galene" / Under The Sea Fabrics
Thread: DMC as charted
Source: Cross Stitch Collection

Start 18/18 - 18th May 2018
Start #46/2018
Pink Sparrow Sampler
With Thy Needle & Thread
Fabric: 36ct Edinburgh - "Dubloon" / Picture This Plus
Thread: WDW, GAST as charted

So that was Stitch Maynia!  I loved doing the 18 starts for 18 days... and I left my favourite til the last... Pink Sparrow got some more love during May which I will show shortly...

The rest of May was filled with the following:

Start #47/2018
Christmas Penguin
Helz Chuppleditch
Source: Free Gift - World of Cross Stitching
Started: 19th May 2018

WIP Update
Winter Bluster - Glendon Place

WIP Update
Tabby Cat - Mill Hill Kit

WIP Update
Happy Birthday Puppy

WIP Update
Pink Sparrow Sampler
With Thy Needle & Thread

not a great photo.. sorry
I loved stitching on Pink Sparrow during May... I took this one to Singapore with me not expecting to get much done but I did manage to get a couple of hours in here and there... I put this away after stitching on 31st May with a heavy heart - I could have just kept on stitching, but June has to be a catch up month for my other WIPs... Pink Sparrow will come out again soon for some more love!

Stitching Graph for May

Having 19 starts in one month makes for a very big graph...

June's plans are to mainly try and catch up on the Sheep Virtues and my monthly Christmas stitching.  Stitch Maynia has the World Cup SAL during June so I am going to try and fit some of my WIPs into that SAL and hopefully I will have heaps of progress next month!

Til then, happy stitching
Hugs x

WIPocalypse 2018 - May update

WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
The object of the WIPocalypse is to stitch on projects that you want to complete before the end of the world, or the end of the year - whichever might come first! WIPocalypse is run by Melissa over at Measi's Musings and is now in it's 7th year.  

For 2018 I am going to try and work on 18 projects (ie 18 in 2018!).  The full list of my projects can be found on my WIPocalypse 2018 page.

May has been and gone... and this update is very late! What's new for me?  I'm always late!

With Stitch Maynia happening throughout May, I didn't get to touch many of my WIPocalypse projects. In fact, the only project that saw some progress was Lizzie Kate's Boo Club.

Boo Club - Lizzie Kate
Started: 1 January 2018
Fabric: 28ct Lugana (studio session -Wicked Garden) Colour Cascade Fabrics
Threads: DMC & Weeks Dye Works

Both the "Spiders" and "Eek" blocks are now finished!  "Spiders" was finished on 31st May and "Eek" was finished 3rd June.  Technically neither should be on the May update...but there wouldn't be an update if I didn't include them!!  I decided to stitch all of the black spiders rather than add buttons for the ones that were supposed to be buttons - I like them much better that way!

Boo Club is pretty much back on track now (except for the border...)

Question of the month: Where do you love to shop for stash?
Good question.... I generally shop online rather than from a store front.  The main reason for that is that I don't have a local LNS close to me.  I do have a Spotlight  (general craft) store about 10 mins away but they don't have a lot of cross stitch supplies so I don't shop there very often.  We do have a great LNS in Perth called "Stitcher's Corner" but I only get to them about 3 times a year - they do mail order though so that's good!

Online stores I buy from are generally fabric dyers (Colour Cascade Fabrics, Jodyri Designs, Under the Sea Fabrics, Hand Dyed by Stephanie) or my absolute favourite 1-2-3 Stitch!  Colour Cascade Fabrics also has an online store for cross stitch supplies so I often buy charts, DMC etc from Tammy as well as fabric.

I recently started buying from Crazy Annie as I joined their PTP fabric of the month club.  And, there is one more online store that I have just found on FB - JK's Cross Stitching Supplies.

Sorry for the very lame update this month... June will be better!! 😁

That's it for this month - til next time, happy stitching