Before I tell you about my latest WIP, let me remind you that if you use the code SPRINGFUN in the Connie Gee's Designs Etsy shop you get 50% off your order. This code is good through 5/27/17.
Now on to my WIP update. I am in a group on Facebook called Stitch Maynia. Originally the group was for stitchers who were going to start 15 projects in the month of May, but over the years some people have adapted the concept. I decided to have a "monogamous" Maynia - a new start that I work on exclusively during the month.
I choose Kooler Design Studio's Bluebird and Dogwoods design by Nancy Rossi. I am using the called for DMC threads and a piece of fabric from Mo's Sale.
I feel like I haven't made that much progress, but some days I am able to stitch more than others so I am just going to keep plugging along on the project and hope I find more stitching time in the coming weeks. No matter what, this project is quite enjoyable so I look forward to spending more time with it.
Section Five - May SAL
Chanda used DMC 3892 for her version of the next section in the SAL. My original version calls for DMC 741. You may also notice that Chanda's outer border is two stitches wide instead of just one - that's what I had intended but somehow I didn't add the outer row of stitches when I posted the borders. If you want to make your border one row wider, it's pretty easy to add a row around the entire project once you get it all stitched up. Or you can just leave it as one stitch wide - it's up to you!
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Fourth WIPocalypse Update
I have a finish! Oh Space Boy by Cloudsfactory. I stitched it on 28-count "Stellar" linen from Picture this Plus. This takes my number of WIPs down to 22 - only two more finishes needed and I can start Death by Cross Stitch.
This month I also worked on:
Gee Whiz Nine
Night Train II (out of print)
Question of the Month:
What projects are in your UFO pile?
I don't really have any UFOs - I do have a couple of projects that are on the "back burner" for now but I will put them back in my rotation eventually.
After I finish this rotation, I think I am going to put more of my projects on the back burner for now so I can get some finished. I have so many projects going that it takes me quite a long time to complete anything and that can get frustrating at times!
For my next project, I will be doing Kooler Design Studio's Bluebirds and Dogwoods, a design by Nanci Rossi. This will be my Stitch Maynia project. A lot of people do 15 new starts during May, but I decided to start a new projects and work on it exclusively throughout the entire month.
No April Fool....
It's early, but I went ahead and posted the next section in our 2017 SAL. My version of the design is shown on the right and the other version is Chanda's - she chose to stitch her project with DMC 3854. You may choose any color you want! I can't wait to see what you select.
Be sure to join in on the fun in the Connie Gee's Stitchers Facebook group - show off your project and see what everyone else is doing. Some people are still working on the previous SAL too - it's fun to see their progress as well.
Question of the Month – What stitchy blogs, groups, or flosstubes do you follow and why?
I am involved in a great number of groups on Facebook including Cross Stitch and Needlework Friends, Connie Gee's Stitchers, Stitch Maynia, and Ink Circles Stitch Group, just to name a few. Facebook is my main source for stitchy things because I find it so much easier to use than other platforms. I don't follow that many stitchy blogs on a consistent basis and I have never really gotten into Flosstube.
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