Wednesday, 30 May 2018

A finish, an update and more StitchMaynia starts.

I started one of Country Cottage Needleworks ornaments.  Called By the Chimney, and I finished it.  Well pleased that I actually finished it with all these new projects I keep starting.

I stitched a bit more on my Bewitching Pixie Ana,

Although I did have to frog a lot last night unfortunately.

I also stitched on the Welcome to the Forest by Country Cottage Needleworks

I'm going to finish this part tonight, well hopefully I will.

And another new start.  Winter Queen from Mirabilia.

It doesn't look much yet but I know I'm going to love stitching this one.

We'll that's it for now.  I'll try and not start anymore new ones but I won't promise.

Happy stitching


Monday, 21 May 2018

StitchMaynia update

Well I did not have a new start every day like your supposed to, maybe I will next year now I know about it.

I have finished the first part of Little House Needleworks Country Christmas. 

I stitched a bit more on my Shepherds Bush Wool Gatherer.

I also have the Herb Gatherer and Earth Gatherer in my stash, I really must stitch them soon.

I did start a few new projects

Mirabilia's Rose of Sharon, I have had this chart in my stash forever.  It was one of the first charts I brought.

Just a small start but at least it's started.

I also started

Ana, one of Nora Corbett's Bewitching Pixies

And one last start

Just Nans The Promise,  one of the Red Hat Stitcher charts.

We'll that's it for this post.  Maybe I will start some more I'm not sure.  If I do I must finish them and not start another UFO pile.

Happy stitching


Monday, 14 May 2018


The other day I discovered something called StitchMaynia.  Why have I not heard about this before?  Apparent started a few years ago in 2015.  People started 15 new projects in May 2015 then in 2016 they started 16 new projects in May and so on.  One each day for the first X number of days in May.  So this is 2018 so for the first 18 days you start a new projet.   I'm coming to this late but will do my best to start 18 pieces in May.  Any excuse to start something new.  I will try and finish as many of the pieces as I can this year.

I have already started a few pieces this month.  The first is the Little House Needleworks Country Christmas.   As this is released a part each month after I have caught up with the first three I already have I will make sure I stitch each section as it comes out.  I really want this ready for Christmas this year.

I have started the main border and also stitched the borders around the first three parts.  I will start stitching the first section tonight.

I have also started stitching the border for the new Country Cottage Needleworks Welcome to the Forest.   My granddaughter will love this one.

I have also stitched the white border from the first part.

The next new project is The Wool Gatherer from Shepherds Bush.   I have been meaning to start this for years.

I've just noticed I left the needle in view when I took the photo,  sorry about that.

Must go now as I have to go out.  I will stitch on the County Christmas one tonight but I will also start something new to add to my rota.  Not sure I will end up with 18 on the go but you never know.   As long as I end up finishing a good number of them this year I'll be happy.  At least it might stop me buying so many new ones to be left waiting to be stitched, but probably not.  LOL

Happy stitching


Friday, 4 May 2018

Almost finished...

I've almost finished the Gingerbread Village. 

Just the buttons to put on.  I have the first three parts of Little House Needleworks Country Christmas and the first part of Country Cottage Needleworks Welcome to the Forest.   I'm going to start them both.

I have also stitched another ornament.

Country Cottage Needleworks Dear Santa

Just a short post this time as it's another busy bank holiday weekend with DS1s birthday yesterday and hubby's birthday tomorrow.   Hopefully I'll still get some time for a bit of stitching as well.

Happy stitching


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Busy time

It's been a busy month with Mothers day and Easter.   All three of my boys, my DIL and my beautiful Granddaughter came on Mothers day.  It was lovely all being together.  We had a lovely day out at Walmer castle having an Easter Egg hunt with DS1,  DIL and granddaughter.  Luckily the weather was nice dispite it trying to rain.  The next day we went to visit the boys at university for hot cross buns and drinks.

I've been making some dolls clothes for my granddaughters baby Annabelle, as well as stitching and making ornaments. 

Well even more time has gone by.  Since I started writing this post a few more weeks have gone by.  Another family celebration DS2 had his 21st birthday.  I cannot believe he is 21 and about to start his final year exams at university.

I was going to post this photo of my Gingerbread Village

But now it looks like this.

A row and a half more finished.  I guess maybe I should have unrolled it to take the photo but never mind only two more houses to go, also the snowflakes on the top row.   I did not stitch them before starting the second row, guess I was feeling a bit lazy.

A few more finished ornaments.

Little House Needleworks Tree Farm

Little House Needleworks Cardinal Winter

Sanman Originals Winter Wonderland 

Sanman Originals Snow Flake

Homespun Elegance, I think this one is called Stitcher wish list.

I feel bad, I cannot remember who this one is designed by or what it is called but I do remember it came as a kit in a small tin.

We'll I had better get this posted before time gets away from me again.

Happy stitching


Thursday, 8 March 2018

A finish and some finished finishes.

I have almost finished the top row of my Gingerbread Village but I will show that next time when I have finished the top row. 

 I have finished another ornament called Let us Adore Him by Country Cottage Needleworks. 

Wahoo Winter by Sanman Originals.   I have made it into a small pillow.  I got a new 7 ft tree in the sales after Christmas and I'm going to make a plain tree skirt and display a few of my stitched pieces as pillows under it.  I have way to many to frame and display so I thought this way a few more would be out.

Hot Cocoa by Little House Needleworks. 

Snow by Sanman Originals.

Christmas Cookies by Country Cottage Needleworks.

Sew Snow by Sanman Originals.

Red House in Winter by Little House Needleworks. 

Bringing Home The Tree by Little House Needleworks.

Merry Christmint by Sanman Originals.

And the last one is Gingham Quilt by Just Nan.

Happy stitching


Friday, 2 March 2018

I have been stitching on my Gingerbread Village from Country Cottage Needleworks. 

I'm really glad I am stitching all the Gingerbread Village together,  they are going to look great together.  I may also stitch the Santa's Village together as well as a companion piece even though I have stitched a couple of them on their own.

I have also finished a few more pieces into ornaments. 

Fa La La by Country Cottage Needleworks

A Little Snow by Lizzie Kate

Home for the Holidays.

Let it Snow by Country Cottage Needleworks.

Baked Goods by Little House Needleworks.

I hope I keep up making my stitches pieces into finished item.  Embarrassingly I still have lots more to finish.

Happy stitching