Measi hosts the WIPocalypse stitchalong… where the goal is to not only have fun, but work on the WIPs that we want to have finished before the end of the world. Given the way 2020 is going… well… ’nuff said (sigh).
The upside to working from home since March 16th is that I’ve been able to stitch while I’m on conference calls. The other bonus is that I’m not spending two hours a day in the car, which also increased my stitching time. Stitching has always been my go-to stress relief, and the past few months have been no exception.
Given all of this, along with my discovery of floss-tube, I decided to give in and participate in Stitch Maynia this year. The original concept was to start a certain number of projects during the month of May – some people started 31 projects, some started 15. As time has gone on, people have taken the concept and made it their own and “celebrated” in a variety of ways. My chosen way to participate was to set a goal to stitch every day in May. I didn’t want to limit myself to what projects to work on, I would work on whatever called to me as long as I stitched each day. I’ve also never kept any sort of stitching log or journal, but I received the Book of Days as part of the A Little Help From My Friends Stitching Circle through the Silver Needle. It’s a lovely book and I’ve just been noting what I worked on each day.. as you can see, I managed at least a few stitches each day…
As far as WIPs go.. I’m still not ready to admit publicly to the number that I have lol. But I at least managed to reduce the number of kitted projects I have by a couple. For WIPs, I finished TW’s Tempest in A Teacup on May 1st. I also worked on C from Letters from Nora (Mirabilia) through the month and Floral Quaker by Midnight stitching. These pictures are from last week, so I’ve made a bit more progress on them, which I’ll share in my next post.
So , my Maynia projects included two ornaments from the 2016 JCS Ornament issue: Hope by Rosewood Manor and Blue Snowman. Both of these were started and finished. I also started and finished (and FFO’d) Tree of Life by Mill Hill. I started Coffee Quaker by Heartstring Samplery, The Winter is Past by Blackbird Designs and Marsh Meadow by Keslyns Designs. I had also hoped to start Leeds House Sampler by Rosewood Manor and Serenity by Needle Delights. Those two will probably be started shortly.
Measi also asks a question of the month. This month’s question is “Tell us about a piece that you absolutely loved stitching.” Picking just one is a bit tough, but I think my absolute favorite stitch has been Teresa Wentzler’s Harvest Sampler. It’s one of the few pieces that I have stitched as a purely monogamous stitcher. I loved every stitch and even dreamed about it while I was working on it. I don’t have a picture on this PC, but it’s framed and will hang in my dining room as soon as we can go out and get picture hanging supplies.
That’s about it for me for Maynia. I hope you’re all staying safe and well!