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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

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-

Friday, September 12, 2008

Not much of a update, update

Not much of an update as yesterday I had some personal issues wearing on my last nerve and I had one hell of a killer headache to boot. Needless to say, this left me quite cranky and irritable, and in no mood to stitch at all. 

I managed to put in a bit of time on Wednesday (09.10.08) on my Country Cottage Needleworks 'Daisy Sampler'. (Unknown green 28 ct jobelan fabric. Crescent Colours and Weeks Dye Works flosses used. WDW 'Holly' for alphabet. Began 04.30.08)

I'm putting it aside to work on a SanMan Originals. I have not stitched an SMO since I did my wedding sampler. (An old Secret Shop Members Only pattern was used and I changed it to suit the wedding.First a wee bit of history:

My fiancée and I have had the devil's own time trying to find a suitable cross stitch piece to commemorate our wedding. We are not 'frilly' people (for lack of a better term) and 99% of any xs that is wedding related contains way too many flowers/ribbons/etc for our more tailored and streamlined tastes.

One day I was looking through my considerable stash and came across a San Man Originals 2005 Secret Shop design that I purchased way back when God was a child.

I got really excited and showed it to my fiancée and discussed with him the changes I could make. We both agreed that this was 'THE design' and we are both excited and happy that we found something nice to commemorate our wedding day.

Here are the changes that I made with related stitchy notes. I hope you guys like it! :)

Colors were changes to reflect the colors of our wedding. (Toronto Maple Leaf blue for his side, and New Jersey Devil red for mine). Where 'love' and 'cherish' is backstitched on the right side, 'love' will be changed to 'honor'. Flowers will be in the CC Pink Champagne and leaves will be in Anchor 218. 'Forever' will be replaced with the date of the wedding. This will be backstitched in a probable Anchor 102, with one strand (although I am not firm on this).

The Cake is stitching in DMC B5200 with the last row in DMC 321, to reflect what we have picked out for our wedding cake. (Marble cake with white buttercream frosting and a red satin ribbon round the cake.) I will leave the beading per the original, although the ruffles at the bottom tier won't be added due to the red 'ribbon' that will be stitched there.

Here's the finish:

I need to change the date, as we moved the wedding to April of 2009. One more thing for the 'to do' list.

I finally made up my mind about the RR Neighborhood. It will be done in the LHN/CCN style. I had wanted to do it in the SMO style, but I am barely talented enough to map out what all I have to map out now, let alone make up an entire village based upon another designers designs. I am probably taking the path of least resistance, however, due to time and ability constraints, I think I will leave it at the LHN/CCN and stitch my beloved SanMans in between.


Respectfully submitted,


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