May 2019/Stitch Maynia

I planned to alternate in between all of my cross stitch and embroidery WIP’s as well as starting ONE new Cross Stitch project.

I also planned to make:

  1. the Magpie Tendency . I started this instead
  2. a few donation scarves with this pattern ✔️
  3. and to start working on the Summer Shorties Collection ✔️

I will show all of my finished projects first and then my WIP’s at the end.

WIPS … before and after shots

and last but not least my yarn WIPS

I think that stitch MAYnia was a lot more successful for me this year. I stitched on 26 of the first 27 days before I lost interest and wanted to knit knit knit. Maybe by the end of stitch MAYnia next year I will have them completed. I learned something about myself while participating this year. I am a process cross stitcher but a product knitter.

I’m wish you all a happy summer 🥰 God Bless

May 2019 Craft Goals

Last year I joined stitch maynia with no idea of what I was getting myself into. My goal was to start a new project each day during the month of May. I started strong but two weeks in and I was over whelmed. I still have many of those projects sitting around as WIP’s. I really want to finish these and keep on cross stitch WIP laying around.

This years goals are rather simple. I plan to alternate in between all of my cross stitch and embroidery WIP’s as well as starting ONE new project.

I also plan to make a few other things during the month of May.

  1. the Magpie Tendency
  2. a few donation scarves with this pattern
  3. and I would like to start working on the Summer Shorties Collection

My Cross Stitch WIPS

This Cross has seen the most attention since stitch mania 2018.

I plan to make an our baby girl and an our baby boy

The same goes for this project one boy and one girl

I’d like to finish this as a gift

This will someday hang in my kitchen

My sister started this… by start I mean she cut out the paw and cross stitched the darkest brown color 🤣

I started this while I was pregnant 15 years ago! I didn’t use embroidery floss and I no longer have what I started it with so I’m going to have to take it out and start over.

This will be my “new project”! My kids received these as gift bags. I think that they are supposed to be painted on but I’m going embroider the black lines.

2019 Craft Goals (Less is More)

In past years I have made huge project goal lists. I’ve had years where I have been successful and years where I have been overwhelmed and unsuccessful.

This year I am changing my motives. I plan to knit a donation hat in lieu of a gift for each person in my Christmas/Birthday list. I also plan to gift them a dishcloth with a pretty note telling them what I did instead of a more complicated gift. I really want to finish up my lingering projects and use up my scrap bins.

I have also changed my craft sale plans. It seems that Christmas items, dishcloths, and hats are my biggest sellers. This year I plan to make a couple of cabled hats, several dishcloths, and lots of Christmas ornaments.

I have joined the Ravelry Project Challenge again the this year with a goal of completing one project a week!

My 2019 Craft Goals

1. 15 Dishcloths (Christmas gifts completed by October 31st)
2. 15 Donation hats OPERATION GRATITUDE (completed by October 31st)
3. Finish 5 Yarn WIPS (not including blankets)
4. Finish 9 Cross Stitch WIPS
5. Knit myself at least one sweater
6. Knit at least 13 Norwegian patterns or patterns by Norwegian designers
7. BONUS52 44 Christmas Ornaments (completed by October 31st)
8. BONUS52 44 Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloths (completed by October 31st)

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