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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-

Monday, May 11, 2009

Seasons change

I was passing by my stitching area and I noticed that I still had the 'April' Lizzie Kate design on the stitchy area walls.

I paused.

What's the calendar date again?


Ok, stop whatever it was I was doing, get the step stool, get out my seasonal stitching. Decide what to put up and if I have enough frames to be able to change everything I want up.

Now, at this juncture, I would like to add that my idea of 'seasons' are different than what most people follow timewise. Most folks have seasons broken down thusly:

Spring: March, April, May

Summer: June, July, August

Fall: September, October, November

Winter: December, January, February

I, on the other hand, have known farmers, gardeners and other folk who follow a different type of seasonal calendar:

Spring: February, March, April

Summer: May, June, July

Fall: August, September, October

Winter: November, December, January

This makes more sense to me, somehow. I guess to me, it makes more sense that the 'seasons' are like this timewise, due to planting, growing, and harvesting of the stuff I eat. I mention this only because when I changed out my seasonal wall, everything is summer related. Temps are rising at a rapid rate here in Sin City, so it quite frankly feels like summer anyway.

Country Cottage Needleworks 'Summer Strawberries'.
Fabric: Dyeing 4 You's 'Sandy's Sunshine' in 16 ct aida.
Threads used: Crescent Colours Spinach, Cupid , Pink Champagne, Granny Annie. White thread by DMC in B5200. SanMan Strands in A New Leaf.

Began Friday, June 27, 2008; 9 PM PST. Finished Wednesday 07.30.08.

Design: Sunshine Sampler #117

Designer: Lizzie Kate

Fabric: 28 count natural pearl

Fibers: DMC and Crescent Colours

Began: July 2005

Ended: July 2005

Stitched piece during trips to the beach Summer 2005 with Amber.

Design: Strawberry Sampler

Designer: Needlecraft (UK) magazine

Fabric: 28 count natural linen

Fibers: DMC

Start and end dates unknown. Probable 1996 or 1997.

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, and 420. Weeks Dye Works thread in Pecan. Crescent Colours Joshua Tree, Tomatillio, and Summer Spray.

Misc: Decided to skip the outer border as I could not find a nice enough color that would compliment the color changes I made and let's face it, I'm lazy as hell. Ran out of the WDW Pecan and I did not want to buy another skein as I find WDW threads to be thin and have a propensity to shred, so I just substituted DMC 420 and went on with life. The difference is not that stark and I wanted this one just plain finished instead of it languishing in the UFO pile.

Began: (approximately) Friday, March 20, 2009

Completed stitching: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Design: Bless the Breeze (former freebie, not for trade or sale)

Designer: SanMan Originals

Fabric: 14 count white aida

Fibers: DMC and Six Strand Sweets

Began: Friday, January 14, 2004

Completed stitching: Tuesday, January 25, 2004

Apparently, I didn't upload a pic of the one above 'Cottage Garden'. Stitchy notes to follow:

Design: Joyful Heart from the leaflet 'Seasons of the Heart 2"

Designer: Erica Michaels

Fabric: 28 count natural pearl linen

Fibers: DMC

Began: Monday, February 21, 2005

Completed stitching: Saturday, March 12, 2005

Newest WIP:

Design: Home of a Needleworker (2003)

Designer: Diane Williams of Little House Needlework

Fabric: 28 count natural pearl linen

Fibers: DMC in B5200, 355, 356, 450, 429, 729, 869, 3051, 3052, 3371, 3828

Began: Monday, May 4, 2009

Closing for now with a picture of Ozzy and Ushi pacing themselves:

It's a rough life, but someone has to do it!

Hope everyone had a good weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

Daffycat said...

All of these pieces are wonderful for Summertime! I get caught out by the changing months every time. I'll realise a week out that it's past time to change the calender page!