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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-

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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