Sunday, 31 March 2019

March Stitch from Stash and Pie

March was a good stitching month, I hit all my targets and reached all my goals.  I am probably going to have to rework my rotation to fit in some of the other projects on my 19 in '19 list.  The original plan was 7 days on my Chatelaine and 14 on the Discworld Mappe.  Leaving 7 - 10 days per month for everything else.  Which would be great if I didn't have to work full days most weeks.  Even one full day per week knocks my stitching days down.  I usually manage to do 30 minutes on a Just Nan small but that's it.  So next month I am going to choose a different project instead of the Chatelaine and see how that works.

Here's the pie for March anyway:

Of course I did spend 3 days stitching the moon on my Enchanted Alphabet.  Maybe the bats will be quicker this month?

My Discworld Mappe was a fabulous success story this month.  14 really good days of stitching saw the project go from here:

to here:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom dyed by Sparklies

I stitched all the words on the crest, all of XXXX next to the crest, moved across to the Counterweight Continent on the left and stitched a lot of the red/white border as well as its backstitch.

The whole blank area in the middle needs to be filled in with 677 next time:

Once I have filled that in and done the backstitch lettering and features I will move the left and start on the next directional arrow.  

Here's the cover photo with the pages noted that I have stitched so far:

I did buy a few bits and pieces this month but none of it actually counts against my Stitch From Stash budget.  Magazine Subscriptions are exempt, as are finishing materials (the charms) and of course Mr. Linky is a blog-purchase not a stitching item.

Cross Stitcher sub £8.72
Mr. Linky £3.91
Charms £14.65
Total £27.28

Finally, I will be hosting my Annual Easter Treasure Hunt on Good Friday the 19th April. If you would like to take part this year, just leave a comment here. The week before Easter I will send you a letter of the alphabet which will form part of the mystery phrase. On Good Friday you will post that letter along with a photo of something seasonal that you have stitched (could be Easter or Spring or just something cheerful and sunny or floral). We all hop around like little bunnies to find the Mystery Phrase!


Faith... said...

Great progress on your Discworld Mappe! May I ask what the numbers are for? I was guessing how many hours you stitched on each section?

Good luck with your new plan.

butterfly said...

Great stitching Jo .
Love your plans .
Enjoy your week.

Katie said...

Wow!! You got so much done on the mappe! Love it!! Have a fantastic stitching filled April!

Beth in IL said...

Way to go! Keep up the good work. Love seeing your progress.

Julie said...

The Discworld progress is stunning.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wheeeee! Beautiful progress. I definitely didn't get anywhere near 14 good stitching days in March, too much crappy life stuff. So happy to see you have such a productive and fun stitchy month. Have even more stitchy fun in April stunner.
xo Alicia

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Terrific progress on your Discworld Mappe. Please include me in your Easter Treasure Hunt blog hop. It will be an incentive for me to finish the project that I started this weekend.

Christine said...

Colourful Pie this month. Fabulous progress on the Mappe

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

I'm CONFIDENT you heard my scream when I scrolled down to look at Disc World, if not let me know. I promise to scream better next time!

RJ said...

Oh my just look at that disc mappe. Fabulous progress!!! That stitch really takes dedication. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Leonore Winterer said...

Great stitching this month! The map is really thriving - you're almost done with the first row of pages! What does the text on the crest say? It's really hard to make out.