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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-

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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