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2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018

4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018

6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018

7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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-

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