By now I think most of the online stitching world knows about "Maynia" -- the annual craziness that involves starting lots of new projects in May. It has evolved to mean different things to different stitchers, everything from 31 starts to 18 starts to a "monogamous" model where a stitcher spends the whole month on a single project.
So this year I decided to give it a try. Now, I'm not a 31-start stitcher by any means, but it IS nice to have a whole pile of projects kitted up and easy to grab when the urge strikes! I think I have 5 biggish projects waiting in the wings: Serendipity Designs' "Seaside Angel," "Secret Sky" by Modern Folk Embroidery, 2 of the designs from Blackbird Designs' "Garden Club" series, "Red St. Nicklaus" by Astor Place, and "Turrets and Town" from Ink Circles. I know some of those aren't "big" by some people's standards, but for me, anything much larger than an ornament can take me a while! And I've also kitted several smalls. The one I posted yesterday was an unintentional start - and finish - from Celebration, and here is another one that I grabbed from the cast-off bin in the stitcher's lounge. It was fully kitted, although I did swap out the fabric. It included a dark purple fabric - not the best for all the purple floss! - so I'm using 30-ct. Garden State Java.