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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-

Monday, March 23, 2009

Finish and a new WIP

One way or another, I got off count on the bunneh I was stitching and I was off by one block. Couldn't figure out where and I struggled trying to get the gazebo to line up correctly, so I just tanked the gazebo stitching and just extended the checkerboard 'grass' out a bit further on the right and called it done. I haven't been feeling well the last 2 weeks so rather than struggle with trying to make it work, I just did what I could and moved on. :P

Stitchy notes:

Design: Easter Chocolate Boxes

Designer: Erica Michaels

Fabric: 28 count hand painted by MrsDeb from the SMO boards. I like to call it 'Spring'.

Fibers: Anchor 382 for the Bunneh, Kreinik Blending Filament 092 and #4 Very Fine Braid #3214, DMC B5200, 605, 954 and 910.

Began: Monday, March 2, 2009.

Finished: Sunday, March 22, 2009.

(Progress picture removed from Webshots 12.01.2012 and no copy found in records)

I'm actually toying with the idea of making the checkerboard 'grass' go all the way around the bunneh in a square, but for now, it's done. :D

Right after I finished the Bunneh, I pulled the mats for my next start. It's by CCN and it's a fast stitch so far. I have promised myself that right after this one, I will pull out one of my older WIPs and work on it until it is completed. I seem to be one of those who cannot have a rotation of any sort, other than something like this:

1. Start a new project.

2. Get bored/off track/hate it

3. Put it away for a while.

4. Start something else.

5. Finish the new one.

6. Feel guilty and get the old one out and try and finish it.

7. Repeat ad nauseum.

Anyhoo.... here is my latest start with subsequent stitchy notes:

Design: Cottage Garden

Designer: Nikki Lehman of Country Cottage Needleworks

Source: August 2006 Just Cross Stitch Magazine

Fabric: 28 count white Monaco

Fibers: DMC 153, 155, 156, 157. Weeks Dye Works thread in Pecan. Crescent Colours Joshua Tree, Tomatillio.

I am toying with using CC Pansy Purple for the border and a different thread for the wording. The wording in the original is done in green, but I think it's too much green in the piece. Here is what I have so far:


Here is what it will (sort of) look like when it's completed:


And of course, I will close this post with a kitteh pic. Miss Ushi, havin a lounge on the shelving of my desk:


Hope everyone is having a good day today! :)


Respectfully submitted,



Daffycat said...

I like your border idea around the rabbit...cute!

Love your new WIP ~ very pretty! Ushi looks very contented, she must have a happy home!

Violet said...

what a gorgeous cat!

ArchangelDecker said...

Thank you ladies for your comments! :)

Ushi is a gorgeous kitteh, however, she has a very wide wench streak to her, and shes moody as hell.

Sort of like her owner at times! Haha!