Monday, August 22, 2016

4th Blogaversary Giveaway! 4 Prizes for you to win!

Hello stitchers and crafters!  Thank you all for sticking with me through my many updates from my Stitch Maynia 31 starts in 31 days posts.  I really appreciate all of your comments and kind words of support.  I got WAY behind in following up on commenting but I think I am all caught up at the moment.

On to my fun news...I am coming up on my 4th Blogaversary!! And this year to celebrate I am offering a few giveaways!  I have been wanting to do a giveaway to celebrate since my first year but this time I am actually doing it :).  This blog has been an amazing opportunity for me to share my love of cross stitch and crafting and travel with other like minded individuals, and I am so grateful to all of my followers and those amazing people who leave encouraging comments and advice for me.  Also it only took me 4 years to figure out how to not be a no-reply blogger anymore so now I am able to communicate better with you.

To celebrate 4 years of this little blog I am giving away 4 prizes!  And I have decided that I will mail to the winners anywhere in the world, but if you win and live outside of the US I will ship via Taiwanese mail which I have heard is very reliable but I don't read enough Chinese to know if there is insurance or a tracking system.

Without further adieu here are the prizes I would like to offer to my loyal followers:

#1 - Sandy Orton Designed Rapunzel Kit from Bucilla

This kit has been opened but everything to complete it is included.

#2 - 4 Patterns from Kelly at Stitchnmomma , Truest Wisdom, Continental Kisses, Simply Sweet Flowers, and Just Desserts bookmark.

These include 4 patterns only for the above designs.

#3 - Jill Orton's Cross Stitch and Beadweaving Book

Here is a peek inside at some more designs...

This book includes multiple patterns for cross stitch and bead weaving.

#4 - Grand Prize Dimension Gold Collection Coastal View Kit

This kit has not been opened and includes all fabric and threads needed to complete this project!

Giveaway Rules:

#1 - You must be a follower on either my main blog page at Blogger or on Bloglovin'
#2 - Comment below which prize you would like to win (you can put yourself in the running for all four if you would like)
#3 - If you share via your blog or social media I will give you 5 more chances to win please reply in the comments if you have done this.

I will draw winners on August 31st, 2 days after my Blogaversary on August 29th!

Good Luck to everyone and thank you for celebrating 4 years of writing and sharing my stitching, crafting and traveling life!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Stitch Maynia: Day 31 Tooth Fairy Pillow #2 Start and 6th Finish of 2016!

Day 31 Start and finish JCB Tooth Fairy Pillow for my son!

This was also a present from my mom like the previous pillow for my daughter.  And this was quite easy to finish in one day since there are so few stitches (they were still tricky though since I had to hold the linen away from the pillow to stitch it).  My son really won't need this for awhile but I was happy to finish it and have it ready when he needs it :)

Whew! This is the last of my Stitch Maynia starts, are you as tired as I am just looking at all of them?  I will write more soon on my thoughts on this whole challenge.  But until then...Happy Stitching!

Stitch Maynia: Day 30 Tooth Fairy Pillow #1 Start and 5th Finish of 2016!

Day 30: Started and finished JBW's Tooth Fairy Pillow!  This was my 5th finish of the year :)

This was another stitchy gift from my mom for last Christmas.

Everything was already sewn together which made getting under and behind the linen to stitch a bit tricky...I decided to start this for the challenge so I would have it done in time for my daughter to lose her fist tooth.  She is only 4 but sometimes as stitchers and Moms we fall behind and I didn't want to with this :)

Here is the back with the pocket for the tooth...

Only one more day and then all the start madness will be over!  Until then...Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stitch Maynia: Day 29 Autumn House

Day 29: Autumn House by Brooke's Books on fabric by Stitchnmomma.

I got quite a bit of the fence finished on this day!

And for all of you who are curious about what all four seasons will look like together...

They will look something like this :)  See you soon...Happy Stitching!

Stitch Maynia: Day 28 A Cozy Table for Two

Day 28: HAED's A Cozy Table for Two. I am really starting to love parking!

This is what it will look like when it is finished.  This is the original artwork of Mikki Senkarik.

My start on Mikki Senkarik's A Cozy Table for Two! I am really enjoying parking and the speed it adds to my stitching. The first photo was 800 stitches the first page row (large format) all done in my sons long 3 hour nap! This is done continental tent stitch 2 over 1 on 28 count.

Here is more progress on this design...

I have started in the top left corner of the design, and I can't wait until I can work on this again!  Until the next time...Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stitch Maynia Day 27 May The Luck

Day 27: May the Luck by Love thy Thread. Floss is Mo's sale silk Irish Proud.

This is what it will sort of look like when it is completed.  I have changed the floss for a variegated silk floss called Irish Proud from Mo's Sale.

Here is how far I got with my start.  I finished the t and h and started the i in with.  This is stitched on 14 count Aida opal iridescent fabric.  The scraps from this design were used on the Teacher Gifts I stitched earlier in the month :)

Happy Stitching!

Stitch Maynia: Day 26 Bushmarket

Day 26: Bushmarket by Hanne's Needlecraft. I am doing both of these on fabric by Mo's Sale.

I loved both Bushmarket and Roadside Sellers so I wanted to find a piece of fabric that could accommodate both of them together.  It's hard to see but I was able to start two baskets on the bottom left of the design.  I haven't worked any more on this design since, but it is a nice go to piece when working on a HAED or something very tedious because in a short period of time you can complete parts of the design such as baskets.  

Happy Stitching!