Discworld started the month here:
and went to here:
So much fill-in and all the backstitch too! I put it down to being able to sit outside and stitch for an hour or so each day. There are no distractions out there and I was able to really focus.
I even got this sweet little boat stitched:
This shows how much I have left to do. There is one whole page, four half pages and a lot of islands in the middle of the sea (plus another boat). Then I have to do all the longstitch lines which I left until last to avoid catching on them as I stitch.
You've seen my progress on everything else except for my Chatelaine. I spun my Tiny Decision wheel and Gardens of London came up. I last stitched on this in March 2019 although I did add some Algerian eyelets during the Longest Day Marathon. Here's where it was last March:
and here it is now:
stitched on 32 count Belfast in Cotton Clouds from Crafty Kitten
I spent most of my time on the Upper Right Garden but did add the sparkly Rhodes Stitches to the outer border of the Upper Left Garden:
The first job I had to do was frog all those pink Queen's Stitches. I am using a mixture of the charted threads and a DMC conversion. In the first Garden I used 962 but in this Garden I had used 961 which was what was on the chart but was too bright for my liking. So it all came out and was restitched in 962. Then I finished the Algerian Eyelets in the middle, then some sparkly green.
Then on to those adorable Tiny Jessica Stitches, aren't they sweet?
I finished off with the green sparkle Rhodes Stitch around the outer border and a tiny start on the Lower Right Garden.
Both these Gardens are now complete except for beads and backstitch.
Stitch from Stash looks good this month:
I just love her, she uses all the new DMC colours plus a whole bunch more. But when Nora shared the original artwork, I fell in love with those colours even more! So if I ever get her, I may be doing a conversion. The fabric will be Sparklies' Purpleberry Spludge - great name, great fabric.
Finally, Stitch Maynia!
Backn in 2017, I started 23 Just Nan Smalls for March Madness:
Then in 2018 I started 32 more for Stitch Maynia:
In 2019 I stitched on the same 32 on their anniversary:
And this year, I will be stitching the 24 from last year plus the 8 new ones. Should be good fun!