Thursday, June 30, 2016

Catching up: May......

May can only mean one thing...


If you watch Flosstube, then you
know exactly what I mean.
In the same vein as the Crazy January
challenge, you start 15 projects in 15 days. 
Some do more....some do less.
Once again, I was on the band wagon.  
Unlike most, I decided to do a start
every other day and spread it over
the entire month.  I kitted up 15 projects
and went on my merry way. 

Here is my lineup...

WTNT "Grand Olde Flag"
stitched on 40ct PTP Sand with
Victorian Motto thread conversion

Kathy Barrick "Miss Martha's Potting Shed"
stitched on 40ct PTP Fog
with Victorian Motto thread conversion

These threads are just yummy!!!


Notforgotten Farm "Bee Sampler"
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Porcelain
with Victorian Motto thread conversion

and we had a finish......

This will soon have a place of honor on
my Bee Wall in my kitchen.


Lila's Studio "Bee Sampler"
stitched on Lakeside Linen 40ct Vintage Porcelain
with my thread conversion


Drawn Thread "Free & Brave"
stitched on 32ct PTP Legacy
with Victorian Motto thread conversion


Notforgotten Farms PSS 2016 Retreat kit

.......and finished!


Plum Street "Pennsylvania Fraktur"
Colonial Gatherings club piece


Notforgotten Farms "Sepia Sampler"
stitched on 40ct Khaki linen
with recommended DMC


Primitive Needle "Hornbook Angel"
stitched on 40ct WDW Straw with
my DMC thread conversion


Lizzie Kate "Selfie Sampler" kit
stitched on 32ct WDW Red Pear
with recommended threads

....and another finished!  
I just love the fabric in this kit....sweetest color.

I was excited to have three finishes so that only
added 7 more to my WIP pile.   I now
have 20+ projects to choose from
so I shouldn't get bored anytime soon.

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I still found time for my monthly
Prairie Schooler project.  These designs
take me about a week to stitch so that
did eat into my Stitchmaynia plans. 
No problem...just happy to have another done.

Prairie Schooler "S*R*T"
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen with recommended DMC

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Well if you stuck with me this long,
thank you ever so much!
Happy stitching....


  1. Very nice starts and finishes. Love The Grand Olde Flag. Did you do the conversion yourself or is it posted somewhere. I would like to see the rest of the colors used. Your needle sure has been busy.

  2. Karen, I love how you are playing catch up with your projects and events when one falls behind!! Also love your stitching.

  3. Grand Olde Flag is really cool. I had not seen Selfie Sampler. Love it!

  4. Clever approach, every other day. I love the retreat kit. The thread looks so lovely on the spool.

  5. I'm enjoying these catch-up posts; lots of eye candy! I really admire the Notforgotten Farms retreat kit though, very unusual but looks great with the spool as the flower. Pretty cool!

  6. Wonderful projects! I am just finding VM threads. Are the conversions ones you made yourself? Laura

  7. What a treat to see all of these posts with such great finishes! Congrats!

  8. Great group of projects for Stitch Maynia! Plus you got some finished... very good! Oh Yes, I know about Floss Tube... yikes! How are we going to find time to stitch, between blogging and reading blogs, FB and groups and now Floss Tube!??!

  9. Wonderful starts and even better, some finishes from those starts! I love your floss conversions using Nancy's threads.

  10. Oh Karen!! You've been on a total roll... And, like your recent blog titles, I'm Catching up on reading my blog roll..... Keep up the great work!

  11. I have really enjoyed your Catch-up posts, what fun to see all the different designs you have stitched this year. You seem to have a lot of starts but quite a few finishes too.
    I received a lovely Bee design from a friend recently and ever since then I have seen Bees all over the blogosphere! How funny.

  12. Great post. I love seeing all the starts and the finishes. I now have several pieces to add to my wish list. Your work is beautiful and I look forward to watching all your projects come to life

  13. Karen, lots of stitching delights. Have a great 4th of July

  14. I'm behind on my blog reading but catching up. Been enjoying seeing all your blog posts. Such a treat to see all your stitching!

  15. WOW! How wonderful pieces you have chosen for your stitch-maynia.


  16. Oh my, so great, Karen. All your Stitch-Mania projects are gorgeous. I also loved what you showed in your previous catch-up posts. Wonderful pieces.

  17. Gorgeous, gorgeous projects!! But the Bee Sampler is my favorite!!


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