Sunday, May 12, 2019

Flosstube #7 – Video & Show Notes

I can’t believe we’re already more than halfway done with Stitch Maynia! Well, at least those of us working on 19 projects are over halfway done. Those of you doing 31 projects are just over a third of the way done.
I posted my latest Flosstube video today over on my YouTube channel. I’m sharing all my progress for days 1-11 of Stitch Maynia.

Show Notes


  • School of Magical Stitches and Literature Update
  • Colour & Cotton Floss of the Month Update


  • None because … Stitch Maynia. LOL


Stitch Maynia Update

This is my first year participating in Stitch Maynia. I decided not to do a full 19 new starts. Instead, I’m doing a modification of the Blimeycat Method. I’m using my existing WIPs since I don’t have previous Maynia WIPs to use per her method. I’m adding in new starts as needed to get me to a total of 19 WIPs by the end of Maynia. Here’s what I’ve worked on each day so far:
  1. New Start – Glitter House 5 – Country Cottage Needleworks
  2. WIP – Taj Mahal Mandala – Chatelaine
  3. WIP – Halloween Fairy – Mirabilia
  4. WIP – Plum Blossom Kimono – Margaret Bendig Designs
  5. WIP – Royal Holiday – Mirabilia
  6. WIP – Siren and the Shipwreck – Mirabilia
  7. WIP – Thanksgiving Harvest Fairy – Mirabilia
  8. New Start – Home of a Needlework Squared – Little House Needleworks
  9. WIP – Garden Party (cool colorway) – Satsuma Street
  10. New Start – Partridge in a Pear Tree from The 12 Days of Christmas by The Prairie Schooler.
  11. New Start – Winter Wonderland – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery


Flosstubers Mentioned

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Stitch Maynia Update

It’s day five of Stitch Maynia, so that means we’re a quarter of the way done. I’ve managed to stay on my planned schedule, so I’m feeling good about how things are going so far.
I am going to be making one small change to my plan I posted last weekend. As I mentioned in my Flosstube #6 video, I wasn’t happy with my fabric choice for Spell of the Moon from Blackbird Designs. After stitching on it a bit more, I decided to frog the little bit I had done. I’ll restart it at some future date when I find a better fabric for it.
Since I removed Spell of the Moon from my WIPs, that opened a spot for another new start. The project I’ve chosen for that spot is Stargazer by Mirabilia. She’ll now be a new start for me on May 16.
For those who missed the story in one of my earlier Flosstube videos, I had Stargazer as a WIP previously. Unfortunately, an entire box of my stitching WIPs and supplies were lost as part of a move last fall. I was devastated! Here’s where I was on her when she got lost.

I was stitching her on Angel Dust Lugana from Polstitches. When I was kitting her up to restart her, I went back to the Polstitches website to buy another piece of the Angel Dust fabric. When I was there, another fabric really caught my eye. I ended up deciding to buy it instead of using Angel Dust again for the restart. The new fabric I chose is Dusk Lugana. Here’s a mock-up of what it will look like from the Fabric Viewer website.

I really think she’s going to be gorgeous on this fabric. Instead of being a more moody sky as it would have been on Angel Dust, I think it will look a bit more serene on the Dusk fabric.
I’ll be back next weekend with a new Flosstube video. If you want a peek at my progress photos before then, you can find them on my Instagram account. I post the before and after photo each day over there.