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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-

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Several New Starts

Well, since things are a bit tight this year with money, I've decided to stitch up xmas ornaments and gifts to give this year. It's more importantly gotten me out of my funk, so it's worth it to begin new mini projects.

I adore ornaments. I really do. The Just Cross Stitch ornament issue is always one of my favorites. So much variety and the projects are generally quick to do. I think one year I made about 20 and I started in early December. I love going through the old issues and rediscovering all of the ones I had forgotten about. I love the whole process. I love picking them out for individual people. I love picking out the fabric and flosses. I love changing elements of the design such as colors and just using what I have, rather than going out and spending a lot of money that I don't really need to.

The only downside is finishing. I am not the world's best finisher. I mean, I start out with good intentions, but then sort of get really frustrated with the process and get annoyed because it's cutting into my stitching time! :P

I started a new ornament yesterday. I will post a picture tomorrow. It's getting late in the day here, and the light isn't so good. (That and the recipient is due home any minute! =:O ). It's a Little House Needleworks ornament from the 2005 JCS ornament issue. The design is called 'Home for the Holidays'. JCS decided not to include an alphabet in that issue to you can't really customize the name on it, so I winged it. I think it turned out ok. Instead of stitching one of the snowflakes at the bottom, I want to find some miniature numbers to stitch the year there instead. This year, my FH (future husband) and I were supposed to be married October 6 of this year, but we had to postpone it. It doesn't make us any less of a family, so I thought I would start a tradition of stitching an ornament for just us, one for every year we are together, married or no. Should be good times.

I will post pics and finishes as they come in. :)

Time for dinner!


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