Thursday, 31 May 2018

Maynia Round-up and Pie

It's the final day of May and the final day of Maynia.  Started in 2015 this SAL suggests you start 15 new projects in May.  Or 18 for 2018.  Or 31 for each day.  Or maybe go Monoga-Maynia and just stitch one project.

I decided to do the full 31 with 31 Just Nan smalls - a Just Nan-a-thon.  Here is the result:

The mathematically minded will have instantly spotted there are actually 32 designs there.  Day 28 was the Tiny Bunny Biscornu and there are two designs in that chart (one for each side of the biscornu) so I decided to start both.  Plus it gave me a better number for the collage.

The plan now is to return to stitching one at a time, a minimum of 30 stitches per day.  Then next year for Maynia I will stitch on each one of the remaining designs rather than have another 31 new starts!

The rest of the month I did my usual rotation with the Discworld Mappe being my main focus piece.  I completed the giant turtle head:

I also made great progress on my 10-a-Day project which is another Just Nan - Autumn in the Square:

stitched on 32 count Light Mocha linen

My Temperature SAL grew another side; it has felt warmer here but the thermometer is still reading lower than it feels so plenty of green and yellow but no more orange:

stitched on 22 count white hardanger

You can find the chart here - Stitches in Blue by Hetti

So here is how the Pie chart looks:

A 3 day course and some extra work shifts meant I had less time on Discworld than I wanted and more days where Mrs Peggotty's Alice and the Flamingo was pretty much the only measurable stitching I got done.

Stitch from Stash looks great again.

nothing £0.00
Total £0.00

A big fat zero.  I did buy some boxes to fully finish the Bande des Dragons from last month so that order (I included some scrapbook stuff) took care of my spare money for the month.

Finally, the ongoing saga of the comment notification emails:

Blogger eventually deigned to tell us that they are aware of the problem and are working to fix it.  In the meantime the work-around is to click "notify me" in the comment section of your posts and then the emails will come through.  They will be from "no-reply" commenters but if you know the person's email address you can just over type it when you reply.  Hope they get this fixed soon.


Pamela said...

Great progress! You are so organized. Thanks for the info on the comments issue.

Gwen said...

Great job on your Maynia starts you stuck to it. They will make a great collection when finished. Lovely Turtle.

Barb said...

Discworld Mappe is really coming along. Thanks for keeping us up to date on annoying blogger!

Sue said...

You were so busy with Maynia! Wow. I love your temperature piece, very lovely colors. Happy Stitching.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What absolutely beautiful stitching! I especially love what you are doing with the temperature piece.

Katie said...

Beautiful progress on your Nan-a-thon maynia. They all look great. I just love that turtle head. We broke a record for the warmest May here in Indiana. Crazy hot. Supposed to cool down this weekend.

Linda said...

Congrats on the 32 starts Jo. I'm thinking of doing something for my birthday in September. Great progress on your monthly pieces. I finished Cheshire Cat and will now be working on Alice.


FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for the idea about ticking the “Notify me” box, it really helps!
I love to see your pie charts, they are such a useful idea. Your stitching is progressing nicely.
Wow, so many new starts! You must have a very good filing system for them. I especially like the temperature chart, it’s looking very pretty, albeit a trifle green!
Barbara xx

Julie said...

The selection of fabrics chosen for the JN looks fabulous in the collage, just like a quilt of JN's ????

Rachel said...

Great month-end round-up, especially seeing all of your Just Nan new starts together and the colourful temperature stitch. Here's to a successful June... :)

Christine said...

The Mappe is growing quickly too

deb said...

I know you had said a JN start each day in May, but I'm still amazed. And what a great plan you have for finishing them all. Yay, turtle head!

Brigitte said...

Love your collage of all the JN starts. All the different fabric colours show that it must be interesting to switch from one project to the next doing your 30 stitches on each of them.

Mini said...

Congrats on successful Maynia. I need to see more progress on the new starts to appreciate the designs. Good progress on Discworld and well done on no spending.

Kaisievic said...

Great work, Jo, thanks for all your updates on the blogger issue and your temperature SAL piece is coming along beautifully! Great work on your 32 Just Nan starts - it will be fun to see them grow.