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2017 Finishes

1. Now I Know My ABC’s (Winter theme) by Blackbird Designs. Finished Friday, January 6, 2017

2. Sew Bands by iStitch Designs. Finished Friday, January 13, 2017

3. Les Grande Pensée excerpt. Finished Friday, January 20, 2017

4.Spring For Rabbits by The Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Finished Sunday, February 12, 2017

5. Teacup Mice by Margaret Sherry. Finished Tuesday, February 14, 2017

6. New Years’ Magic by Brooke’s Books. Finished Thursday, February 23, 2017

7. Les étiquettes des bocaux (Jar Labels) Blue Teacup by Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. Finished Thursday, March 2, 2017

8. Les étiquettes des bocaux (Jar Labels) Yellow Teabag by Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. Finished Friday, March 3, 2017

9. Les étiquettes des bocaux (Jar Labels) Clothespin with Flowers by Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. Finished Friday, March 10, 2017

10. Luck 2017 Flip-It by Lizzie Kate. Finished Sunday, March 12, 2017

11. Now I Know My ABC’s by Blackbird Designs (summer version). Finished Friday, March 17, 2017

12. Basket by Lizzie Kate. Finished Friday, March 24, 2017

13. Love by Lizzie Kate. Finished Sunday, March 26, 2017

14. My Wurk by At The Hop. Finished Thursday, April 6, 2017

15. Buttons and Blooms by Blackbird Designs. Finished Saturday, May 13, 2017

16. Tiny Flag by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Friday, May 19, 2017

17. Winds of Change by Cross Eyed Cricket. Finished Wednesday, June 21, 2017

18. Summer by The Snowflower Diaries. Finished Friday, June 23, 2017

19. Flags and Friends by Bent Creek. Finished Tuesday, July 11, 2017

20. Strawberries and Cream By Casey Buonaugurio. Finished Sunday July 16, 2017

21. Be Kind and True by Blackbird Designs. Finished Sunday, August 6, 2017

22. Little Sunflower Doodle by SanMan Originals. Finished Wednesday, August 9, 2017

24. All Hallows Eve by Chessie and Me. Finished Monday, September 11, 2017

25. Creepy by SanMan Originals. Finished Tuesday, September 12, 2017

26. 2010 Fright Night Quaker Halloween by SanMan Originals. Finished Sunday, October 15, 2017

27. Boo! by Blackbird Designs. Finished Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

28. Yule by The Primitive Hare. Finished Monday, November 27, 2017

29. Merry One by Plum Street Samplers. Finished Saturday, December 9, 2017

Number of Finishes By Year-

1. 2008 Finishes -10

2. 2009 Finishes- 21

3. 2010 Finishes- 49

4. 2011 Finishes- 26

5. 2012 Finishes- 35

6. 2013 Finishes- 7

7. 2014 Finishes- 19

8. 2015 Finishes- 61

9. 2016 Finishes- 50

10. 2017 Finishes-

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Needlework Chores

For the last day or so, I have been doing needlework related chores. Last night it was straightening up my fabric tub, separating the aida from the evenweave. After that, I took 3 pieces of fabric that had designs on them that would never be stitched on ever again and frogged them to remove the unfinished work. (Frogging = rip it, rip it. The mere mention of this word is enough to send shudders through any needleworker, regardless of skill and/or years of experience. It is never a pleasant thing to do, but just like life, you can go back and correct mistakes.). The frogging took me about an hour and a half to do, but it was well worth is, as I now have 3 'new' pieces of fabric to stitch other things on. 

Today, it was organizing my needlework project box on my desk and finally getting around to finishing up the needle minder I made for my FMIL. Stitchy notes: 

Le Letter C from SAL Toutti Frouti (http://sunflowers.canalblog.com/archives/sal_touti_frouti/index.html). Access Commodities Soie d'Alger 1345 (royal purple). Kreinik 002 8 Fine Braid. DMC printed aida in 14 count DC27T-arab2. John James platinum tapestry needle in size 26. Frame by Q-snap in 8x8. Began Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 10:00 PM PST. Finished Wednesday, September 9, 2008 8 PM PST.


Back: In keeping with my theme of using only what you have, the fabric that was used to back this came from a pillowcase from the Martha Stewart Collection from K-Mart that I had no intention of ever using and has been pretty much collecting dust since the sheets were bought months ago. I am not really jazzed with it, but it's presentable and finishing has never been my forte. 

I have yet to find and update my hard copy of my XS journal. I really do need to do that. I will have to go back through my blogs and pics and what all,
but oh, well. This will suck up some more free time.

I started a new project just a while ago, but I've put all of 3 stitches in it, so it's hardly worth showing. Maybe some pics tomorrow. It's the 2008 Halloween ornament by Spongebob,
from the SMO message boards for yesterday's Spooky Tuesday day. It's a member only gift. It's soooooooo cute. As soon as I finish that one, the Happy Halloween Square that Sandy designed will be next.


Respectfully submitted,


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