Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Framing Maynia, Day 1

This year, instead of Stitch Maynia in May, I will be doing it in August or September due to some gifts that need to be completed right away.  Instread, I will be doing a "finishing" Maynia....I will finish one thing every day for at least the first 15 days of May, maybe even more.....Yes, I have a lot on my finishing pile. 

Here is the first piece.  It is Grand Hotel that I stitched for some friends.  I finished it in an oval oak frame, and am very happy with the way it turned out.  If I can find another frame just like it, I will stitch it again for me!

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Not enough stitching was done in April in my opinion.  I did make great progress on Rocky Mountain Christmas.  I would have finished it but needed to start on a model stitching project right away, so it will be finished in May for sure.  I do want to get the Work in Slow Progress list finished by the end of 2019. 

A word about Stitch Maynia.  This is where you start a new piece every day for the first 15 or 18 days of May and then commit to finish them during the year.  I love this!  I have had great success doing this and the Crazy January Challenge for a number of years.  This year, I have my Maynia starts all planned out and ready to go.  I then got some obligation stitching to do that are gifts that need to be finished as soon as possible.  So....I will be starting my Maynia pieces in August or September instead, and I will be doing a "finishing Maynia"  I will 'finish' one piece each day in May for at least the first 15 days, if not more....I have a lot that needs finishing.

April 2018

WISPS:
 Rocky Mountain Christmas  worked on it  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Merry Bells #1 

Maynia starts
1.       #5 (perpetual calendar)
2.       #6 (perpetual calendar)
3.       #7 (perpetual calendar)
4.       #8 (perpetual calendar)
5.       #9 (perpetual calendar)
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Ambrosia Honey
8.       Scissors case
9.       May flower of the month
10.   June flower of the month
11.   July flower of the month
12.   French alphabet page
13.   Hardanger runner
14.   Hardanger ornament
15.   Snowman Heart
16.   Marnee Ritter Heart
17.   Gingerbread heart
18.   ANG Blue Tree
19.   dreaming of Tuscany
20.   wedding sampler
21.   journey bag
22.   Linen & Threads 2017 Part 5
23.   Snow Sampler
24.   Fox Embelishment square
25.   Linens Threads SAL part 5

Future New starts
Alphabet band for Sue  worked on it
Hardanger Heart  worked on it
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge

May 2018
WISPS:
 Rocky Mountain Christmas 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Merry Bells #1 

Maynia starts
1.       #5 (perpetual calendar)
2.       #6 (perpetual calendar)
3.       #7 (perpetual calendar)
4.       #8 (perpetual calendar)
5.       #9 (perpetual calendar)
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Ambrosia Honey
8.       Scissors case
9.       May flower of the month
10.   June flower of the month
11.   July flower of the month
12.   French alphabet page
13.   Hardanger runner
14.   Hardanger ornament
15.   Snowman Heart
16.   Marnee Ritter Heart
17.   Gingerbread heart
18.   ANG Blue Tree
19.   dreaming of Tuscany
20.   wedding sampler
21.   journey bag
22.   Linen & Threads 2017 Part 5
23.   Snow Sampler
24.   Fox Embelishment square
25.   Linens Threads SAL part 5

Future New starts
Alphabet band for Sue 
Hardanger Heart 
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge


 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WIP Wednesday 4-25-2018

This week I am doing some Model Stitching for Sue Hillis.  I do have her permission to show this piece.  It will be a band that goes around a box, and will have other components, a box top, and pin cushion, and perhaps some other things.  She will be teaching this piece at various shops across the country this year.  I am looking forward to stitching it a second time for myself.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Weekend Baking

This past weekend I made a Lemon Meringue Cheesecake.  It turned out quite yummy!  It could even stand alone as a lemon cheesecake without the lemon curd and meringue on top! 

I always have trouble with meringue on top of a pie or cake, it always ends of shrinking no matter how well I 'seal' it.  Will have to practice some more.

Even so, it was well received.  My taste testers finished every last crumb!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

WIP Wednesday 4-4-2018

Rocky Mountain Christmas is almost done!  Not much left......I must get it done!

Monday, April 02, 2018

Easter Sunday Eats

 For the first time ever, I attempted to make Salz Kipfel.  I got the recipe from a friend, it was her husband's grandmother's recipe that she wrote down after watching it being made, and it is a bit sketchy.   But they turned out pretty good!  I have made note of a few tweeks for the next time I make it. 
Here is the rest of the Easter Buffet.  There were only 9 of us, and I am used to cooking for 20 or 30.....we had ham, cheesy potatoes, German Apple pancake, deviled eggs, kale salad, veggies, fruit, and Kipfel.  I made a fruit torte for dessert.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

March Progress and April Goals

March was a good stitching month!  Lots of stitching time!  8 finishes, including the Santa Train Stocking that seemed to be taking forever.  I also worked on two of my Works in slow progress!  I mapped out my "May"nia stitching also, although I may start one or two of those pieces early.

March 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  worked on it  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II  worked on it

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
SAL part 1  finished
Pacific Heart  finished
Merry Bells #1 

Future New starts
SAL part 2  finished
SAL part 3  finished
SAL part 4  finished
Blue Fox Emerald Patch finished
Flamingo bookmark  finished
book mark #2 finished
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge

April 2018
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Merry Bells #1 

Maynia starts
1.       #5 (perpetual calendar)
2.       #6 (perpetual calendar)
3.       #7 (perpetual calendar)
4.       #8 (perpetual calendar)
5.       #9 (perpetual calendar)
6.       Candy Corn #2
7.       Ambrosia Honey
8.       Scissors case
9.       May flower of the month
10.   June flower of the month
11.   July flower of the month
12.   French alphabet page
13.   Hardanger runner
14.   Hardanger ornament
15.   Snowman Heart
16.   Marnee Ritter Heart
17.   Gingerbread heart
18.   ANG Blue Tree
19.   dreaming of Tuscany
20.   wedding sampler
21.   journey bag
22.   Linen & Threads 2017 Part 5

Future New starts
Large Bargello Ball #2
Small Bargello Ball #2
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge