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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-

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Trying to pick myself back up

I noticed that between the posts announcing that I was pregnant and when I lost the baby, it was a mere 10 days or so. Funny old world, eh?

I have been trying to cope with the loss and the almost unbearable grief. Unfortunately, this also means no stitching. However, last night, I vaguely remembered a snowman design, but I could not remember the designer or where I found it. I enlisted a friend to put out a call on various cross stitch boards to help me locate it as I could not find it in my 5 gigs of free designs I have on my computers. (Five gigs...YIKES!!. After awhile, the design was located and I got out the supplies for it, even though I was quite certain it would become another WIP/UFO. I had chosen some Soie d'Alger and I had forgotten how nice these are to stitch with. After awhile, it became apparent that I would actually finish the thing and sure enough, I managed to finish it just 10 minutes ago. And it's even a completed finish! Apologies for the glue still drying in the picture! Here's a pic and the stitchy notes:

Design: Snowman's Quaker Christmas

Designer: Midnight Stitching (http://www.hearts-desire.net/newsletter/dec2008.pdf)

Fabric: 28 count natural Pearl linen

Fibers: DMC 310, Anchor 001 and 1003, Soie d'Alger 1846 and 2935

Date started: Friday, November 27, 2009

Date stitching completed: Saturday, November 28, 2009

Date assembled: Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving evening, I took down all of my fall stitching and put up the Christmas holiday stuff.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I am off to see if I printed out another freebie I remember I wanted to do.


Respectfully submitted,



Daffycat said...

Cute finish! It looks great on the Christmas wall!

When I see a freebie I really want to stitch I usually print it out after I save it. Then...I can't find either copy!

Lisa said...

I am so grateful to see a post from you as it is the first step - recovering from a loss is a step by step, day by day process and you have taken your first step. Your snowman is beautiful and I am sure that it will bring much beauty to your holiday tree! Take care of yourself and give yourself time - time to grief and time to enjoy. You are worth it!

KaLu said...

its really cute! it looks great already on the wall ... i think i need to get a christmas wall =D