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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-

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stash Aquisition and a Rant

Had an absolute blast of a weekend this weekend. Weekends like this are rare, so I enjoyed and savored every moment of it.

Friday: SPA DAY!!! :D Got my hair cut, manicure, pedicure, and had a one hour aromatherapy massage. Absolute heaven.

Saturday: Napped and shopped for stash. DH Gave me a bit of spending money and I had the hardest time choosing what exactly I wanted! :P

Sunday: Yoga class in the AM and a hike in Red Rock Canyon with DH in the late afternoon.

Here is what I purchased on my stash spree:

The July/August 2009 Just Cross Stitch magazine, Blueberries kit by Little House Needleworks, Bee Sampler also by Little House Needleworks and the two Crescent Colours needed for the Bee Sampler, Bean Sprouts and House Wine. I can't wait to get started on the Bee Sampler, but it will have to wait, as I seem to have gone on a starting free for all spree again, and I'm not completing a damn thing. While I enjoy the process of kitting things up and starting things fresh, not finishing sometimes pisses me off to no end. Not completing due to bad charting, horrid directions, crappy floss/fabric, mistakes that cannot be found, multiple froggings, etc are all very valid reasons not completing a project.


I would guesstimate that a good half of my WIP/UFO pile is due to just plain not wanting to finish it, laziness, and/or being seduced by the shiny.


I really do need to stop that crap. Honestly. I hate that about myself. If I make commitments to my family and friends, why do I not do that to myself, even if it's just finishing a stupid project that's been sitting around since God was a child? No wonder I can't make any dietary lifestyle changes for any length of time! (In case you were wondering what brought about this rant, it's my big bins o' shame. )

FFS. /grrrr

At any rate.....

My newest start.

Design: The Joy of Christmas

Designer: My Big Toe

Featured: July/August 2009 Just Cross Stitch magazine Ornament Preview issue

Fabric: 14 count ivory aida

Fiber: Access Commodities Soie d'Alger number 2936 (DMC equivalent 816).

There are times when I loathe my lack of discipline in following through on my projects. Mind you, I have probably completed about 200 projects in my 13 years of stitching, however, I have way too many WIPs to feel comfortable about having that many.

I suppose if I wanted to be kind to myself I would tell myself that as the Buddhists say: Chop wood, carry water.

After enlightenment... chop wood, carry water.

Guess it's time to chop some wood and carry some water.


Respectfully submitted,



Daffycat said...

Wow, great stash! I'm glad your DH supports your SEX addiction.

Ahhh, the shiny! It's so alluring.

Sit your butt in the happy chair and stitch and get over the feelings of failure. This is a hobby, damnit! You're supposed to be enjoying it! ***grin***

ArchangelDecker said...

Oh, honey, I know. I *DO* enjoy it.

Just having one of my self loathing days today. :P

As in all things, this too shall pass.