Hello Everyone! I hope you are all well this week. I have been busy with some new quilting starts and a new stitching start this week. First though, I would like to recap my Maynia progress.
The pictures above are a reminder of my 5 Saturday starts in May. They were all new except for Memorial Day. Below are pictures of their latest progress.
This was the first year I participated in Stitch Maynia. I didn’t go crazy and try to have a new start every day for 20 or even 31 days. That would have been way too much. I decided to concentrate on patriotic stitching and have four new starts and continue with one WIP. It worked well for me to concentrate on two projects a week, my morning stitch, Anniversaries of the Heart, then the Maynia project for the rest of my stitching time. I finished one, Summer Well Rounded and fully finished one, Sweet Land of Liberty. I’m very pleased with the progress I made on the other three, too.
Just a note about Summer Well Rounded, this was the last start at the end of the month, but I gave it the full 7 days like I gave the other starts. There is a little mistake in the position of the house. By the time I noticed it, I had finished the house and decided to leave it alone. I also had all the white finished with DMC 3865, then decided it blended into the background too much. I did take all that out and redid it with DMC White which still is not the brightest when looking at it from a distance. Otherwise I’m using all the DMC colors on 32 ct. Light Sand. There are two more pieces for Summer which has lots of white in them. I’m not sure if I’ll change the color or use 3 strands of white floss.
Now for my new start and other WIPs.
After I finished Summer Well Rounded, I started the small from Liberty Chalk Full by Hands on Design and Priscilla Blain. This is the last of the Chalk Full series and I have everyone except the Easter one. I hope to have this fully finished by the weekend. Liberty is probably my favorite from the series. I will definitely get around to stitching the jar on this one, too. I’m using 16 ct. black Aida with all the called for colors except the blue. I’m going to change the teally color out for a more true blue. When I stitch the jar, I will use that teal blue for it.
I spent a couple of mornings working on part 8, the bird, and part 9, the bottom flowers of Bloomtopia. I think this is looking so good. Bloomtopia is the SAL with Fat Quarter Shop to benefit Make a Wish Foundation. There are three more sections left, two motifs and a border. I won’t get the last one until the middle of July, though. I’m stitching it on 32 ct. Sapphire which is a mint green instead. I know it always looks gray in the pictures. I’m using all DMC from the Corey Yoder’s curated collection.
Finally, there’s Pumpkin Farm from Anniversaries of the Heart by Blackbird Designs. I thought I would have it finished, but I spent a few mornings working on Bloomtopia instead. I saved the pumpkin to fill in so I could work on it during a Zoom get together with a friend. I should definitely have it finished by the weekend. I’m stitching along with Olivia and Deborah and lots of others with the #bbanniversaries2020 on Instagram. It’s fun to see others progress on the same piece.
I think I will change my plans after finishing this and put Anniversaries away until the end of June. I want to finish Memorial Day and Star Spangled Spectacular for sure by July 4th so I think I will concentrate on those two, then work on Salute to Abigail. I may also start the other two Well Rounded pieces for Summer. June may be a repeat of Maynia just so I can get most of the new starts finished.
I haven’t decided what I will do for Christmas in July or Jolly July as some are calling it. I’ve heard a few people on Flosstube talk about working on their current Christmas and winter WIPs in July and that may be a fun thing to do so some of those will be finished when the season rolls around. I’ll have to decide in the next few weeks if I want to participate or start some non-seasonal charts that I’ve purchased.
Have a great rest of your week and thanks for stopping by.