I know most stitchers are familiar with Stitch Maynia, but if you haven’t heard of it – these crazy people start a bunch of new stitches in the month of May. Some people are doing one start a day for the entire month, and others are doing one start a day for the entire YEAR!! I don’t know where they find the time or money for all that stash, but it must be amazing.
I REALLY want to join in, but I already have…. 7? 8? WIPS I’m working on, and I just don’t have the time or money to kit up any more projects. But then I thought, who said they have to be full sized projects?? So I made a little list of mini projects (and one full sized project) that I plan to do for Maynia. I’m so excited to be a part of it!!
1. Happily Ever After
This pattern is from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, it’s my biggest project for Maynia. I’m making it for my very dear friends that just got married in February, so it’s already on my to-do list anyway. And it doubles as a start for my May Flowers SAL in the Pacific Northwest Stitchers group on Facebook!
2. – 8. Microkits
I saw these patterns last year on Reddit and I immediately fell in love with them. Technically I started the ghost one a couple days ago, but I can use each kitty as a new start. I also converted two more kitties from the original artists page (: They’re super tiny starts, and they only take a day or two to finish so I don’t have to feel guilty about it.
9. Chrono Trigger Frog
I bought this pattern a while back, but haven’t decided what to do with it yet. My boyfriend wants a Frog patch, so I’ll start that one on my plastic canvas too.
10. Christmas Pikachu
And lastly, this little guy has been on my list for a long time as well, I just haven’t been able to find any 14 count plastic canvas where I live. Now that I have some, there’s no reason not to start him!
Maynia plan part 2: The backup plan
I also made a back up Maynia plan because, looking through my WIPs I realized I already have an overwhelming amount of projects started and I’m in the mood for FFO’s not new starts! I have never done a rotation before, so my back up plan instead of 10 new starts is to pick 5 projects to work in a rotation.
Week 1 (May 1-7): Magical Creatures April Block
I was bad (sort of) this month and focused all my energy on my mom’s mothers day present, my Shallan, and a slew of new starts. I started the April block, but I didn’t get very far. I don’t see this taking more than a week to complete, so hopefully I finish early and I can move on in my rotation
Week 2 (May 8-14): Sleepy Kitty
I started this forever ago when I released the pattern and I put it on hold because I couldn’t get the fur color right. Now that I bought some GAST threads in the perfect fur color, I think I’m ready to pick it up again. Hopefully I get done with my April block before week 1 is out so I get a little extra time to work on this one
Week 3 (May 15-21): Autumn Greetings
I’m afraid the Sleepy Kitty might get a little tiresome, so I want to reward myself in week 3 with my favorite kind of stitch – Fall themed!! I’m loving how this one is turning out. I only set it aside because my 6×6 qsnap was too small to work the border. Now that I have a nice big 11×11, I’m hoping to make TONS of progress on this little guy
EDIT: Week 4 (May 22-28): Civil War Quilt
Somehow when I was doing this before, I accidentally skipped a week! I’m adding in my Jane Stickley quilt to work on (:
Week 5 (May 29-31): Magical Creatures May Block
For the last few days in May, I’m going to start on my May block for the SAL. I know I got myself behind in April, but hopefully I can get all caught up again by the end of June.
Whichever plan I decide to go with, I’m excited to be a part of Stitch Maynia this year!!