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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-

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Woman, thy name is Apathy

I haven't stitched in over a week. It's getting on closer to 2 weeks, but given the depth of my apathy, I don't really care. This week pretty much bit the big one. Why, you may (or not!) ask? The 23rd was the 11th anniversary of my father passing. I was 27 at the time and I have come to realize that no matter how old you are, the passing of a parent sucks ass. There is no sugar coating that, folks. Sorry. That and time does NOT heal ALL wounds. That's a crock. There are some days where missing my father is not so bad, and other times where it is just as fresh and as raw and as real as the time it actually happened. I suspect it will be like this for the rest of my life, but that's all part and parcel of this crazy little thing called love and life.

Needless to say, I haven't felt like stitching. A very sweet lady on the SanMan boards, Sarah, is also having a rough time of things as well. I came up with an idea to get both her and me out of this seemingly impossible fun we are in. A 'Just For ME' SAL. Here are the 'rules' so far:

1. The ONLY rule is that the completed project is JUST for the stitcher. Not for anyone else. Just for us. From start to finish. (Yes, I realize this means yet another start and yet another WIP, but as I am the Goddess of Starting Things, this is ok! )

That's it. That's the only rule. Sarah said she always gives her stitching away and has never kept anything for herself. Well, if nothing else, this is a good idea. I asked her to pick a start date in addition to the chart we will be doing. I had suggested a SMO, but it can be anything really. Just something that you've always wanted to stitch, only this time, you get to keep it for YOU. Not given away to your neighbor's cousin's aunt three times removed who will only toss it in a yard sale later on because it no longer 'goes' with her 'day-core'. (People like that honestly need to be flogged. Can you imagine that happening to Michelangelo or Picasso? "Sorry, Mikey. Yes, the statue of David is lovely, but we've decided to redo the house in Post Modern Bullshit. You don't MIND, do you? It simply just does not WORK in the overall theme we've chosen. There's a dear!". /rolls eyes. Marrone!! But, as Alton Brown says: that's another show!)

ANY whoo..... I will let you guys know when the start date is and what chart has been picked out, if you would care to join. I know stitchers of any stripe are the most generous of sorts, but honestly people, when did we forget about gifting OURSELVES?!


Respectfully submitted,


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