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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-

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cherry blossoms and CoCo Chanel

Instead of stitching today, I have been on a mad spring cleaning spree. A lady on the SMO board had requested a free chart I was *sure* that I had. While I was looking, I decided to weed out what I was not ever going to stitch.

I am going to have to have a contest or something over on the SMO board. Some of the freebie gifts are one of a kinds that have never seen the light of the intarwebz. Some of the designs are ones that have been ripped out of magazines, both US and British.

Then I get the bright idea that the rest of my stitching area needed a good clean out. All I can say is 'oy'. Just......*OY!*

The two piles that you are seeing represent leaflets and kits that I will never get around to stitching. I will probably offer these up for sale and/or trade. Some of the kits are from UK magazines, one is a Shepherd's Bush full kit, and the rest are things I will just never, ever get around to stitching.

Sad part is.... I have *yet* to get to the magazines, which will be next on the list. I have been collecting for about 15 years, so this will be a job and a half. /sigh.




I probably won't get around to stitching until later tonight, if not tomorrow. Dealing with family issues takes a toll on me, as I am not one who thrives on constant drama.

I live about five minutes (by car) from Chinatown, and I love this area, because of the influences to the surrounding areas.

Case in point:

I was outside getting some air, when I was yanked out of my funk by someone playing a Chinese bamboo flute. It was then that I also noticed this blooming in the backyard:

It is a cherry blossom tree. It made me realize that things do bloom, in their own time, even in the desert.

A little while ago, I came across this quote, attributed to CoCo Chanel. Whether it is true or not, (sources via the intarwebz varies), however, I find this to be true, particularly in light of recent events:

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

How true that is.....

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.


Respectfully submitted,


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