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June 3, 2019
Stitch Maynia 2019 Wrap Up from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

All of the stitching in these pictures was done between May 1, 2019 and May 25, 2019. We spent a few days in Sisters last week so I cut my Maynia a few days short, but I still can't believe how much I got done and how much fun I had. Of my twenty-one new starts, there are only a couple that I'm not excited to keep working on. 

 A Caledonian Sky 
Debbie Mumm I Love Stitching Pillow (a discontinued Dimensions kit)
Mr Rabbit (free download from Maria Brovko's Facebook ...

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May 27, 2019
{Stitch Maynia} The Monsters and the Wizard from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I don't think I've tackled this kind of stitch along before, where the pattern is revealed a section at a time. There have been a couple of quilt alongs that I didn't manage to keep up with, but I've never tried something quite like this.

Now I'm hooked.

Patterns: Universal Monster Sal by the Witchy Stitcher and Emerald City SAL by Owl Forest Embroidery

Just look at the Phantom of the Opera with his pipe organ! Room number two, The Mummy, is even cuter. If it wasn't for Stitch Maynia and all of the ...

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May 25, 2019
{Stitch Maynia} Splashing and Shading from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Maynia start #19 -- Splashing Fun bookmark from All Our Yesterdays Cross Stitch Collection.

I was hoping I'd have time to put in a few stitches but the rest of the family was busy with other things and I got a lot done. I love how that shading of her dress looks!

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May 20, 2019
Drama at the Laundromat (and Some Stitching) from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

One of the things that's surprised me about Stitch Maynia is how frequently I'm looping back to my earlier starts. A Caledonian Sky is the long kitted up project that I started on the first of the month and since then I've found myself putting more and more stitches into it. 

I tucked it into my purse on our last laundry day because I'm filling in blocks of solid color and  the lighting at the laundromat is surprisingly good.  I'd get in some stitching while the dirty clothes sloshed around and got clean.

Maybe I ...

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May 18, 2019
{Stitch Maynia} Goblins, Resorts, and Cats from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Start #7 -- The Goblins (Cross Stitch & Country Crafts September/October 1995)

I've had this one kitted up for years. The original choice was some greenish linen but there wasn't enough contrast between the color of the goblins and the fabric. Or that's what I told myself, because these days I'm more comfortable stitching on aida.

Start #8 -- Grand Resorts on the Lakes (Cross Stitch Plus August/September 1991)

This is another one that I've had in my stash forever. I love the way the chart looks but I would never ever have decided to stitch ...

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May 13, 2019
{Stitch Maynia} The Next Two Starts from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

I've been doing more stitching than blogging about stitching. I think I told you that in my last post about Stitch Maynia.

Start #5 is Mr. Rabbit, a free download from Maria Brovko's Facebook page.

This adorable little guy may be my undoing.  There's not a lot of stitching but that outlining -- the whole reason the rabbit is so stinkin cute -- is hard to figure out. And made harder by the fact that I'm using aida and have to pierce the fabric to get it in what I hope is the right position.

Start #6 is ...

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May 7, 2019
{Stitch Maynia} Cats, Apples, and My Love of Stitching from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Over the past few days, I've been doing a lot of stitching and not much blogging. As I type this it's day six of Stitch Maynia and I've started five new projects. There's a sixth one sitting next to me that I plan to start this evening.

Start #2 is a Riolis Kit, Cat With Gramophone

Remember how happily obsessed I was about Cat With Clock a few months ago? It's that all over again.

Start #3 is a Dimensions Kit that I bought when I first started cross stitching and a local independently owned ...

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May 2, 2019
{Stitch Maynia} Start #1 -- A Caledonian Sky from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

In Monday's post, I explained a bit about how Stitch Maynia works. After lots of debating with myself, I actually waited until the first of May to start my first project.

This is A Caledonian Sky. Mostly the floss and first few stitches of A Caledonian Sky. It's been kitted up in my stash for almost twenty years. I was going to stitch it. Someday.

I printed off the pattern in December of 2001, probably a year or so after I started stitching, and somehow I didn't forget it. At one point, I'd converted the Anchor ...

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