STITCH MAYNIA

Well you may ask what in the world is Stitch Maynia!! It is a name created for a group of people who love to cross stitch. Back in 2015 someone started a group and the rules were to start a cross stitch project for each day in May 1-15. The 15 was representing the year 2015. So now through the past years it has super evolved into a crazy month! People have gotten together socially as well as personally to spread their shares of their cross stitch starts. I also jumped in the boat with hundreds of others. I am doing 18 project starts to represent 2018. Below are my starts.

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I have as of today May 9 started 8 projects!! See below!! I have found yet another new hobby that occupies my time.

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Thanks for reading and sharing my new hobby!!

 

 

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March Update & Flosstube!!

Welcome readers. I have had a busy moth for sure. Lots I can’t post. But I have been stitching on lots of charts this month.

I have started #2 in the LHN Farmhouse Christmas series. I am so loving this series!IMG_8957Then I had started Lanette’s from Homesteading on the Homefront small charts she shared that were mini quilts. Here is my first start. She has 4 now and hopefully more to come.

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And I want to thank Christine with Stitch All The Things for enabling me to purchase a wonderful roll up table base and then add that table top!! See below! IT’s WONDERFUL!!! So I have mastered at covering the table with my scrapbook supplies for a couple of days! Shout Outs to the hubs also for generously taking time off of his vacation to help me. http://stitchallthethings.com     &    instagram @stitchallthethings

YEAH ME!! I have done 2 videos now on this floss tube community!. I love cross stitching now. So if your bored please come visit me!! victoriascreativecrafts is my channel name. Floss tube #2~April 2, 2018~March catch-up’s and April’s to-do’s

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Ok readers with all this above said it is now time to move on along to my April things to do!!

Thanks@vmartin2012

Flosstube?

Yes, it is a word in the cross stitch community.  It is a word that a huge number of us have searched on You Tube. Well, maybe if you search this word now you will fine me! I have decided to jump into the world of floss tube!! Making a video for all to see what I am working on and what I purchased. The cross stitch community is a wonderful group of people who have filled my channel line up on you tube. I started cross stitching about 6 months ago and I am consumed as usual when I craft. I am trying to be be a huge enabler but I will be showing my work!! Thanks to all who may or may not want to follow me and hundreds others. And below that is a nice Little House Needleworks finish. It is the Farmhouse Christmas series. This one is the first and it is Horsin’ Around. I stitched this on 28t Lambswool Jobelean 2/2. I haven’t figured out how I am going to finish (FFO) it yet. But it will be all good. Thanks again for reading and wish me luck in the filming department.

I did do blogs on other formats and below are those links. I really like wordpress!

http://victoriascreativecrafts.blogspot.com

then it went to this

http://memorymomentsandmore.blogspot.com

then finally this one

https://mysoutherneclecticlife.wordpress.com

 

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February Cross Stitch Wrap Up

Hey readers, I am a couple of days late in posting. Blogging is a weak spot for me but I am learning to do better. I have started a couple of new cross stitch designs so here we go. The first picture below is a design by LHN The Sheep Virtue series #2. There are 12 in this series and I am doing all of them. This one is on 28ct even weave fabric and 2/2. My plan for the others will be on 28ct Cocoa. So the fabric will be a little darker. Then the next one is a chart that I had converted from a picture of my dog Samson. It’s all dark colors. I am using 14ct Aida Cocoa color and all charted floss 6/2. I want the pattern to be full. This one is a totally WIP for a while. Part stitched in photo is the right side of his face. Then the fourth picture is a Temperature design with a #minisal2018 group on Facebook and Instagram (#minisal2018) Each color thread represents a temperature then each design is a day. I am almost caught up to today March 5. But got about a week to go in February on the right side. It is on 14ct Aida and stitched 3/2. I have received my first LHN Farm series but I am still waiting on my threads. Maybe next month you will see them!! Thanks for reading about my new hobby. ~Victoria~

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January Cross Stitch Wrap Up

I have been a super busy stitcher!! I have found a new craft LOVE! This hobby is a small one to me and I am super addicted to it!! Thanks to all the enablers out there in You Tube Flosstube land!! You know who all you are!! Any way below is a SAL (Stitch Along) for 2017. It is released little by little every month. Jan 2017 is finished, it is the pink rosette one. They also have a 2018 going on also if you want to join in. Then here came the cute little Cafe from Country Cottage Needleworks Main Street Cafe. WOW oh WOW. Loved this one!! Looking forward to the rest in the series!! Getting ready for Summer came Lizzy Kate. This chart was super cute and very easy to stitch. And it went very fast!  To finalize the group was Snow Day’s again from Country Cottage Needle works. Wonderful to stitch on some donated fabric from a quilty friend. Thanks Priscilla Sparks!! Now I am preparing the month of February for some awesome charts. Looking forward to my SAL from Linens and Threads and a new chart from Little House Needleworks, it is the sheep series. And hopefully my Little House Needleworks Farm Series will be coming soon! Well thank for checking out my finishes. #countrycottageneedleworks #CCN #lizzykate #littlehouseneedleworks #crossstitch

HAPPY NEW 2018 YEAR

The new year is here, FINALLY!! I am super looking forward to the new year. Had tons of ups and downs in 2017 so I am looking forward to more ups in this new year. I spent my New Year’s Eve with my wonderful husband and two well behaved doggies cross stitching a great little mystery stitch. I have joined so many new cross stitch groups due to me starting this new hobby. The stitch I worked on last night was released my a FB group named NYE MYSTERY SAL. Thanks to Galdra Stafir for creating this chart. The stitch was started on New Year’s Eve and will officially end today. a new mystery was released every 3 hours. It was thrilling to see the new chart. Then knowing we had to finish it quickly so we can stay caught up. I did finish mine see pic below. Also there is a mystery SAL for 2018 that has started. That FB group is Weavers Tapestry Band Sampler SAL. I am trying to get my material for that one now. So if you like cross stitching there are a numerous of groups out there to join and meet new people who share your addiction. Also today I went to out new local Hobby Lobby that just opened. It will be a true pleasure getting to shop there and not have to travel so far for a craft item. Going to try to do much better at the blog this year!. Maybe the crafts that I like to do as well as the You Tubes I watch and the Facebook, tweets, and Instagram’s don’t keep me away from here.IMG_8449.JPG HAPPY NEW YEAR to my new readers!!

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Bible Journal Update

Well I haven’t actually done a lot. But I did however get some tabs. I searched and attempted making my own several times, well like 3 maybe. You get the point. But I finally decided to jump ship and pay a whopping $5 for a set. They are perfect to!! Took me all day to get them little suckers on to! GEEZE. Then I did color the opening of the inside cover of it! I like it. Need to learn how to make the pencils not look like a kid with a crayon!! It has some character now, not so plain looking. I have purchased some Gelatos  for “marking” the inside. Waiting for that big breath to come in so I can plunge in. I hear the Nike commercial everything I think about it. “JUST DO IT” You know what I mean? Thanks for reading.

~Victoria

To bible journal or not to bible journal??

Well, I have decided to start bible journaling. I have pondered the thought for about a month now. To journal or not to journal was eating me up inside. I jumped in!! I purchased my Inspire Bible from Walmart.com. Nicely priced at $14.84. This bible already has over 400 pages ready for color. Then there are lots for your own designs. I didn’t want to use the bible just as coloring book.

DSCF2327IMG_7280It is a creative way to journal your prayer time in a creative way. There are tons of entries on the big www showing lots of beautiful art. Hopefully my art will become that beautiful one day. But if not it’s ok and God will still love me. I don’t have a bible study plan yet but I am seeking. Pinterest has some great ideas for steps and process and helps. SO I plan to start there to. Facebook has several groups to join for lots of support also. So with fingers crossed and I will find a great routine to learn to do my bible study and be creative along the way.

Facebook Group links: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inspiredandcreative/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WellwithMySoulExpressions/?ref=group_cover

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BibleJournalingforBeginners/

 

19 Days and Counting Down to Summer

Its almost that time again for the final bells of school to ring. I am looking forward to a nice vacation of sleeping late. Actually I think I will even stay up past 9pm. I haven’t set a goal for any summer projects yet. I like to have something to keep me busy. I don’t like idle time. Being somewhat productive is nice. I know I will be an official dog sitter of my two sweet puppies! I will be saying goodbye to several of my students on my bus. They will be headed toward high school. I wish them all well in all of their new beginnings. I have been their bus driver for 1 year. I worked every day that school was open. Never missed a day. I am also looking forward to seeing the kids again next year. I am sure I will lose some to them moving somewhere off my route. But I am truly looking forward to more quiet days.

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NetGalley & Book Reads & More

I did join NetGalley and I received a member reader button. I hear it changes the more you read. I have read one book from there. It was called The Empty Chair by Penny Goetjen. It is still available to read if you haven’t gotten it yet. It was a nice mystery read about a daughter looking for her mother. Thats all I will say It was a good book to follow and in a great setting of the Carribean. I have others that I have requested and received, A Margin of Lust by Greta Boris and, If The Creek Don’t Rise by Leia Weiss. I haven’t started them yet because I am half way through Heartless by Marissa Meyer. She is the queen of The Lunar Chronicles. I will be obtaining the rest of them here from Book Outlet. They are Cinder, Scarlet, Winter, Fairest, Stars Above. I have also been told that I should try Dorothy Must Die series by another avid reader. I have read that they are a take off of Dorothy after Oz. I will have to check them out. Along with all of my other hobbies I try to keep active in numerous things, sometimes maybe to much. I have also completed my 3rd monthly quilt block. I am also looking forward to the 12th one! Thanks Sally & Joyce for the fun travels to Marietta to Tiny Stitches to obtain these beauties. I am always looking forward to our travel day. Ok I got plenty to do so off to the hobby world!