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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-

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The end of December and the beginning of January

Well, I ended 2009 with a bang and began 2010 the same way. On Tuesday, December 29, I received a panicked phone call from my only sibling, telling me that my mother was being admitted to the ER and that while she was there, she had a stroke. The next 24 hours were critical, and we almost lost her. DH and I packed up the car and drove out to FLA, which is approximately 2500 miles from where we live now. By the time we had gotten there, the very worst was over, however, she still has a long road to recovery ahead of her. All of the prayers and good thoughts are soooooooo appreciative.

While I was in the car, I discovered that stitching in the car doesn't make me as sick as it used to, so I managed to get some work done there and while I was in the ICU unit with Mom. I managed to finish THREE old UFOs and I feel really good about it. I have two more that need finishing up, and then I can start the memorial project for my son. (That will be a rough one to do, but do it I will. :/)

Here are my completed stitching projects and the two current WIPs. Stitchy notes attached for your consideration. :)

Finish Number One:

Design: Bless the Freeze

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals

Fabric: 14 count light blue aida

Fibers: DMC B5200, 310, 561, and 3810. Needle Necessities in #110. Original Six Strand Sweets in Bavarian Mint.

Accouterments: Mill Hill beads in numbers 03062 (dark navy) and 00479 (pearl). Mill Hill Treasures Snowflakes, and SanMan Originals Moon and Stars buttons.

Note: The original design called for three very large snowflakes across the bottom of the snowman to be stitched in the Six Strand Sweets Bavarian Mint and cardinal buttons on the snowman's arms. After a miscalculation in stitching on my part, followed by not a whole lot of that thread left plus no cardinal buttons to be had in my stash, led to the snowflakes being skipped and the SMO moon and stars buttons to be added.


Finish Number Two:

Design: Pear (chart pack with fibers)

Designer: Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks

Fibers: Crescent Colours Sassy Brass, Antique Lace, Bramble Bush, Hickory Sticks, and Weeping Willow

Fabric: 28 count Natural Pearl linen

Finish Number Three:

Design: Blueberries (chart pack with fibers)

Designer: Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks

Fibers: Crescent Colours Wavy Navy, Blue Moon, Tomatillo, Weeping Willow, and Whatley Woods

Fabric: 28 count cream jobelan

Notes: Left leaves off of center design as I thought it made it look too busy.

Current WIPs:

Design: Love Letters (member free gift design)

Designer: Papillion Creations

Fabric: 32 count Country French Mocha linen

Fibers: DMC 815 and B5200

WIP number two

Design: Bee Sampler

Designer: Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks

Fabric: 28 count light cream Monaco evenweave

Fibers: Crescent Colours House Wine, Hickory Sticks and Bean Sprout, DMC 434, 644, 676, 937, and B5200

Note: Substituted CC Hickory Sticks for the called for DMC 3371 as I did not have 3371 in my bags at the time. (Usually, it's the other way around...DMC for specialty threads, LOL!)

Thank you so much for looking. Time to get dressed to go to the gym and work off all of the Bono's BBQ and Krystal hamburgers I ate last week! :D


Respectfully submitted,


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