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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, January 3, 2009

In the French manner

I have always admired the way the ladies in France put stitching on just about every available surface. Boxes, mail art, cabinets, anything that pretty much anything that isn't tied, nailed and/or glued to the floor. French ladies have a propensity for monochrome samplers and things stitched in two colors, primarily red and white. I have always wanted to stitch something like that, but never got around to it.

That is....until today. Just finished a French style monogram sampler. It's composed from two separate charts.

Here are the stitchy notes:

Monograms: DMC Italy (http://www.dmc.com/majic/pageServer/1c010100cl/it/ct/os/prid/26720/index.html)

Double M motif: Point de Croix Bourguignon (http://www.pcbdijon.com/accueil/TMP1072434954.htm).

Fabric: DMC printed aida in 14 count DC27T-arab2.

Fiber: Access Commodities #2936 (a really rich cherry red)

Needle: John James platinum tapestry needle in size 26.

Frame: Q-snap in 8x8

Began: Thursday, January 1, 2009.

Finished Saturday, January 3, 2009.

Here is 'Happy New Year' all framed up:

It's a lot darker and more rich looking in person, but for some reason, the lighting isn't quite right. Oh, well. :)

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!


Respectfully submitted,


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