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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

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-

Thursday, February 25, 2010

C'est fini!

Yesterday was Wednesday, February 24, 2010. It was not your normal day for me, as I managed to finish two projects, one long term and one short term, in the same day. The long term project was school. Yesterday was my last day. Hard to believe that seven months went by that quick. In that amount of time, I lost my child to stillbirth, almost lost my mother to stroke, and lost a ten year friendship with someone whom it became apparent that I was more invested in the friendship than they were. (I mean, really, there's really only one way you can take the statement, 'Well, since you can't come see me for Christmas, I'm thinking about going to Cancun with a co-worker". And this was stated after it was made known to this person that I really needed to see them after losing the baby. DH and I couldn't swing the over 1200 bucks for plane tickets, so it was a no go on our end. And we did everything except beg, borrow and/or steal the money to try and get there. So, yea. Not sure how else you can take a statement like that!). Had to cope with a lot of stuff, but I would like to think that at bare bones minimum, I've come out knowing more than I did, and finally enjoyed school again, after 28 years. Good thing about massage therapy is that there are almost 300 modalities that you can specialize in, so I won't ever get bored. I am definitely going into aromatherapy, deep tissue, trigger point and hot stone massage right off the bat. I am seriously considering pre and post natal massage, infant massage, color therapy, massage for fibromayalgia patients, Reiki and a few others. I have the rest of my life to pretty much do continual learning, and that is what excites me about this job the most. I will be able to continue to learn new things, explore new frontiers and in the immortal words of Spock, "Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life forms and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.". I turn 40 in March, and never have I had such an anticipated and positive time in my life. I think the next year will be filled with a lot more adventures for me and the Hubmeister, and as is our custom, we will have fun going boldly into that new Frontier. :)

The second finish is an actual cross stitching finish. I had started it not too long ago, and with one thing being another, and with my running around like a woman possessed by Dionysus Himself trying to get all my I's dotted and T's crossed before I left for school, I really didn't feel like stitching much. However, life having the sense of humor that it does, I had to get the address on my driver's license changed. In order to take the Massage Therapy National Certification tests, the address on my DL *has* to match what is on the letter that I got in the mail. To say that the lines were long was to say that the economy is a 'little' in the tank. Yesterday was my THIRD time going to try and get a simple address change done, and I spent four HOURS in the DMV yesterday alone. (It was 4.5 hours the other two times I went combined together). So, needless to say, I had some free time. Managed to get one done and another WIP in the Q-Snaps. Here is my finish, with the related Stitchy Notes. :)

Design: Souvenir de France (To Remember France)

Designer: Blackbird Designs free gift design (can be found here ).

Fabric: DMC 14 count rose stripe aida #DC27R-Rose

Fiber: DMC 310 (Solid Black)

I put LHN 'To bee or not to bee' back in to finish. Shouldn't take long to finish, then I need to finish the other two in my DMC bag, then I can start the Hubmeister's project. It's a lovely Joan Elliot map that will hang in his office. I can't wait to start it! :)

Well, I need to bolt for the door. The Hubmeister being the number one village Husband that he is, has arranged for me to receive a 90 minute massage today. Woohoo! I'm glad I waited to get married, cause I surely got the best husband of them all! :D

Hope everyone has a good weekend!


Respectfully submitted,


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