Wednesday, January 29, 2020

WIP Wednesday 1-29-2020

Pulled out this WIP a few weeks ago, and want to continue stitching it until this square is done.  This is a free series by Ellen Maurer-Stroh, the flowers of the month.  I am currently working on May, Lilies of the Valley.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Royal Visitors at German School and a New Medal

This year, the Chicago Mardi Gras Organization has no Prinz or Princess, but....the national group; GAMGA (German American Mardi Gras Association) crowned a 
Prinz and Prinzessin last weekend in Las Vegas, and they happen to be local to us!   So they came for a visit to German School today!  The students love these visits and love to have this type of visit every year.

The Prinz and Princess passed out beads and Gummi Baerchen to every student!

I was honored to receive an Orden from the Prinz this year!  

Thursday, January 23, 2020

And We Have a Finish.....

This evening I finished the Butterfly Banner by Nancy Cucci.  The final finishing will come at a later date.  I have done a number of her banners, and I know I will be doing at least one more next year, or maybe even later this year.  Once that one in finished, I will do the finishing on all of them at the same time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

WIP Wednesday 1-22-2020

Hi there blogging buddies!  I haven't done a WIP Wednesday in quite awhile, but I hope to rectify that and do regular Wednesday posts.

I did not do the Crazy January Challenge this year.  It is not that I didn't have things I wanted to start, but that I had a number of WIPs left from the last Maynia Challenge.  In total, I had 18 WIPs on January 1st, and I decided that was just a bit much for my comfort.

So....I am trying hard to reduce that number.  I finished two already and this one is near completion.

This is the Butterfly Banner by Nancy Cucci.  I just have the top square to complete as of today.  Look for a finish soon!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Another Finish

Tonight I finished the stitching on this Candy Corn ornament.  It is the second one I have done.  Ornamentifying will commence at a later date.  I am now down to 16 works in progress.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

First Finish of the Year

One Nation by ByGone Stitches, stitched on 25 count blue Lugana over one fabric thread with one strand of floss.  Started July 4, 2019, finished January 6, 2020, 204 hours of stitching.  

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

January Goals and December Progress

December is always such a busy time of year, but I managed to get some stitching done too!  I finished all 54 of the snowflake ornaments!  I finished the Gingerbread Person Ornaments for the Grandchildren.  I made really good progress on One is almost finished.

I decided not to do the Crazy January Challenge this year....I still have 10 starts from Maynia that I haven't finished, and having 18 works in progress is a bit out of my comfort zone at the moment.  I never had an issue with that before but in my old age it is making me twitch!

That is not to say I won't have any new starts...on the contrary, I have a number of them I want to start soon, but I feel I need to put in some on my WIPs.

Edited to add:  I have managed to stitch every single day of 2019!   Every. single. day.   That makes 682 days in a row!  (since February 18, 2018)

January 2020 Goals
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
Merry Bells #1 
Diamond City Lights
Butterfly banner  
Walking on Water’s Edge 
One Nation

Maynia Starts
1.       Stocking for Eleanor
2.       Fine Wine 
3.       Pumpkin Harvest 
4.       Sweet Watermelon 
5.       Photobooth 
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Foxy Fob 
8.       May flower of the month
9.       Snow Sampler
10.   Hope of Spring 

Future New starts
Eileen’s new ornament
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Ambrosia Honey
Scissors case
June flower of the month
July flower of the month
French alphabet page
Hardanger ornament
Snowman Heart
Marnee Ritter Heart
Marnee Ritter Gold Heart
Gingerbread heart
Pretty Little Chicago
A Stitcher by Cherrywood designs
Twisted Band Sampler
Tree of Ornaments
Redwork heart
Flower patch
Hex Symbol