End of Month Whims

After finishing Leaping Cat last week I felt such a sense of accomplishment that I embarked on a stitching binge of which the main feature was picking up whatever project caught my eye and doing something with it. You’ve already seen Dilly Mouse but here’s what followed:

First I started a project released at Nashville this year that I just had to have, even though it requires too much tiny stitching! Here’s With Thy Needle and Thread’s Ode to the Ort Box II which is over 1 on 32 ct evenweave.

My eyes needed a break from that so I started another Nashville project, The Blue Pot Sampler from Mani di Donna. Oh but this is pretty and I love it! It’s stitched with Gloriana silks! Yay! You can see I am into it.

Then, on top of a pile in my “stash area” which was being rearranged, I found this kit, Hearts at Christmas from The Common Thread.

I am pretty sure I found the kit by chance on Etsy, though the designer no longer has an Etsy shop. It is a super lovely kit very reminiscent of The Victoria Sampler and Atalie, which is why I like it so much. It is turning into a quick stitch too…

In the same pile, I found Buzzzzzz from Bent Creek. It also looked quick, and different from my other choices. I got it all ready. I found some linen…but it was way too light and the buttons would get lost. So I ordered the proper linen, Autumn Leaves from R and R I think, and it is gorgeous. So it is started too.

And finally, as  I was rearranging my floss rings while I was putting away the floss from Leaping Cat, I had to put some of it back in the project bag where I’d borrowed it from last year, the bag that holds my Snowflower Diaries calendar project. I thought that’s needed some attention! You know how if you put a project down for long enough you can fall in love with it again? Well, that happened and now June is coming nicely! I bet I can even get it done in time for June! Ha!

I know a lot of stitchers do some crazy stitching during “Maynia” and start 31 projects or something like that. I can’t see the enjoyment in that for myself even though it is fun to see others do it. However, this week of random starts was awfully invigorating and I made good progress on many things. I wonder if I can bring any to completion this month?! Wait and see!

8 thoughts on “End of Month Whims

  1. Sometimes doing something totally different or going with the flow of what’s appealing to you is needed. It seems as if your binge of new starts and changing projects has done you the world of good. They are all lovely and I hope to see more progress soon. 🙂

  2. I really like the Buzz design, it is new to me and I have a little thing about bees so I will be looking out for this one. I couldn’t possible cope with Stitchmaynia, it would leave me overwhelmed to have so many things on then go. We all have our happy stitching levels! I too go back to something occasionally after falling in love again. I always liked Snowlfower Diaries designs and was sad when she stopped blogging. x

  3. I just love that Ode box but on over 28 is as high as I’m going to go!! Hearts at Christmas looks very challenging!!! The Mani de donna stitch is lovely and I love stitching with silks too! Have a great week. Mary

  4. Great new starts Mary! Sometimes new starts are just the thing you need. I love that fabric color you are using for Buzzzz.

  5. Great idea. I do love planning but I also love being able to go off-plan too sometimes. I love that heart, make sure you finish it for my Blog Hop next February!

  6. Lovely projects Mary! I don’t know how people manage to stitch on such high count fabrics, I’m struggling with my current one and I think that’s about 28 hpi!
    I do love that June pattern!
    Barbara xx

  7. Sometimes it’s fun to just play and jump around to several different pieces. They all look great!

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