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2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.


2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.


3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018


4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018


5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018


6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018


7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018


8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018


9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018


10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018


11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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- 30


11. 2018 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.

Front:







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.



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Respectfully submitted,

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