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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-

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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