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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

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 30, 2009

Frog Happens

When I was stitching merrily along on Cottage Garden, I happened to notice that the wording was off by a block and a half. Now, since this piece has a border, this means that Yours Truly has to rip all of the wording and start all over again on it.

Ok, don't have an issue with that. As any stitcher of any length of time will tell you, Frogs Happen (rip it, rip it). What I have an issue with is accidentally cutting the FABRIC. This will cause me to swear like a sailor on a three day pass in Hong Kong, particularly when it involves hand dyed threads and/or expensive fabric that I cannot repair or (God forbid) replace.

This actually happened when I was removing the miscounted lettering. I managed to take a pretty chunk out of the letter 'A' in Garden, whilst merrily snipping away.



Just as panic begins to settle in, and I am frantically trying to figure out how to cover this up and praying that I won't have to rip everything out, I get the bright idea of just stitching the lettering again, and seeing if I can cover up the 'whoops!' with a charm or button.

Yes, it pays to have stash.


I actually found some brass charms that were bought with another chart, so I will replace them if I ever get around to stitching the other chart.

The only other annoyance is that I seem to have run out of the Weeks Dye Works Pecan. I have a few more sections I have to stitch using it, only money is a bit tight right now, and I can't get any until Friday at least.

Here is my progress so far:

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, Tomatillo  Purple Pansy and Summer Spray.

I am not sure about the Purple Pansy border, so comments pro or con are much appreciated. :)

I have more chores to do around the house, so I will close for now. 


Respectfully submitted,



Daffycat said...

OH CRAP! Good save with the bumblebee!

Becca in MD said...

Yea! What an awesome solution!!!