Tuesday, 31 July 2018

July Pie and Stitch from Stash

It was a very strange month for stitching with a lot of extra work shifts taking their toll.  Even though the children have now broken up for the school holidays I am spending time on catching up with the things I didn't do when I was at work!

Anyway, the focus piece for the month was The Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs.  I wanted to complete the Heraldic Hippo this month.  Here is where I started:

And here is where I finished on 25th July:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

I think we will count that as a successful month.

The early part of the month I focused on my SALs (Zodiac, Happy Hallowe'en and 12 Days of Christmas) and then I worked on the Mappe as often as I could.  On the days when I had to work, I took my Just Nan Smalls in with me and completed Floral Sunshine.  Some other days I only worked on my bath-time project; Alice and the Flamingo by Mrs Peggotty.  So both those designers have a bigger slice of pie that usual.

Floral Sunshine stitched on 32 count Antique White linen

So here is that pie:

The second part of Stitch from Stash has started and I am continuing with my £20 a month budget for that.  I'm not counting credit for finishing unless someone is going to actually pay me in real money for finishes LOL.

JN Chart £4.99
Beads £2.73
Linen pack of 3 £15.00
Cross Stitcher sub £8.72
Total £31.44

So I'm way over this month already.  I can take out the magazine subscription though because they don't count.  The Just Nan chart was an eBay special, Catnip Tea.  Just Nan is slowly letting all the sampler charts go OOP so I grab them when I see them.  The linen was a bargain from SewandSo, three large cuts for £5 each instead of £11.25.  The beads I need for my JN Smalls.

Finally, I know you all enjoyed the last little video clip I added to the Longest Day Marathon so I did another one.  This is a little tour of the corner of our Living Room where some of my stitching stuff lives.  If it doesn't play first time try refreshing and reloading the page.

That is not a Just Nan Angel - that is a Lavender & Lace freebie Angel!


Linda said...

Nice progress on the Mappe and cute finish Jo. Loved the video.


Bethan said...

I do love your pies! And the heraldic hippo is indeed a July success! x

RJ said...

Your disc world map is quite a project...amazing stitching. Your pies work out well. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

butterfly said...

Love your Mapp Jo ,Oh Jo I loved looking at all of your stitching in your house all look just beautiful , thanks for sharing .

Christine said...

I love the JN finish. Such a shame about the samplers going out of print - of all her designs they are by far my favourites

Vickie said...

Oh Jo, I loved this video. This corner of your lounge is gorgeous. I am happy to see so many of your stitching pieces on display. This is wonderful AND beautiful! And yes, I thoroughly enjoyed your voice once again my friend. ;)

Sandy said...

Enjoyed the tour. I love all of your stitching. The Just Nan's are really cute.

Katie said...

Beautiful work on everything. Just love that sweet hippo.

Barb said...

It's always fun to see your pie! Being a one at a time stitcher (pretty much) your variety always amazes me.

Preeti said...

Discworld is quite a big project and it is going great so far. I enjoyed seeing your stitching corner!

Rachel said...

Another great month! Loved the tour of your living room and your JN displays. When I was younger we used to have wall units like that - I remember they were called 'gay boxes'. Hmm, how times have changed! :)

Deb said...

Nice progress!

Brigitte said...

So nice to see where some of your stitching stuff and some of the stitched pieces live :)
Great stitching on the Mappe with a sweet little hippo as a result.
Who can say no to a linen pack of three pieces at such a great price.

diamondc said...

Jo: You have a lovely voice, thank-you for sharing your stitching with us.
I am loving the Discworld Mappe, very interesting and lovely colors.
I have never kept a log on what I spend I may have a heart attack if I do.


FlashinScissors said...

Lovely to hear your voice, Jo, and see the tour. The video worked first time for me this time, but then the comment wouldn’t work, so I had to go away and come back later!
I do love your pies, such fun!
Wow, what a bargain pack of linen!
Great work on Mappe!
Barbara x

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress on the world map - I do love that hippo - and great finish! I can't get your video to load right now, but I'll make sure to try again later.

Astrids dragon said...

HH looks great, he's adorable! Your Floral Sunshine is nice and bright, beautiful colours.
Nice pie, "blueberry" was pretty popular! All necessities for stitching, maybe you can go on a diet next month?
I enjoyed your video, such wonderful treasures! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.

The Crafty Princess said...

Great success stunner!!!! I believe this one and your 12 days are my top favs of your current wips. I love it so much. It's really weird Jo that yesterday when I was reading your other 2 blogs, I did wonder what you did with all your finishes big and small and then I saw your vid. I think you must have channeled your thoughts to me. I love how this turned out. Such a beautiful corner of your world.
xo Alicia

rosey175 said...

I love how Discworld is illuminated on the disc!

The video worked fine for me, at least once I twiddled with my browser settings. It must be great to have so many finishes on display! I'm jealous of the fireplace; is it functional when it's not a million degrees outside?