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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, February 2, 2010

Finishes, sickness, and a note to JP

So, here I am, less than 20 days until my last day of school, and I manage to catch a sinus infection. Le Sigh. I still need eight more clinic hours to be had in THREE weeks. I'm so angry I could spit nails. Honestly, I just want to get this shit done and over with. Take my Nationals, become certified, get a job and then go on with my life.

In other news, I had one last finish in January, for a total of eight finishes, three of which were UFOs. I feel pretty good about those. I am hoping that once I get over this sickness, I will get more UFOs off the books and be even happier. :P

Here is my latest finish, which not only has the stitching completed, but it's been finished into a doorknob hanger/wall hanging/thingy/whatever. :P As Always, stitchy notes are included! :)

Design: Love (limited edition freebie gift design)

Designer: The Stitcherhood

Fabric: 28 count pearl linen in natural

Fibers: Crescent Colours Pink Champagne and SanMan Strands in Kaitlyn.

Accouterments: small brass charm substituted for heart motif in original design. Lace was from left over bits I had in stash and the red backing fabric was part of a remnant I procured at Joanne's Fabrics and Crafts.

Since in some cultures, today signifies the first day of Spring, I took it upon myself to change out the stuff on my stitchy wall to reflect that and the fact that it's Valentine's Day (and my wedding anniversary, yay!!!) this month. I also wanted to put up a rescue piece I found in a Goodwill recently. DH and I were in one a while back, killing time, and I came across this piece and I couldn't leave it behind. The initials on it read JP. I'm sorry, JP, that someone thought that little of your hard work that it wound up in a salvage store, however, I appreciate the hard work you put into it and it now has a place on my permanent piece wall, FWIW.

JP's Red Partridge:

BTW, does anyone know of any photo hosting sites that do not have pop up ads and automatic video ads that constantly come up when you are in their site? I am seriously considering ditching Webshots on account of that. It's annoying as hell. And I do not think one should have to PAY to not have that as a 'feature'. That's a crock of shit. Ads I don't mind so much. God knows Webshots has ads at the top and on the sides of the website, but the constant pop ups that you can't get rid of unless you click out of them exhorting you to purchase their crappy mugs with your out of focus pet and family reunion pics on them and the video ads that come up and will NOT turn off and have the sound jacked up to the level of a jet engine are really pissing me off. I should not have to PAY to not have to deal with that shit. That's a crock. In the mean time in between time, I am looking for a photo hosting site that allows me to generate different sizes of my pics and have the option of not allowing any and everyone to rip off the images. (Yea, I know my shit will never wind up as Time magazine's photo of the year or in National Geographic as the photo of the century, however, I have my reasons, and copyright issues are one of them. Did you know on some pictures, you really do not have to have the chart, you can just stitch it straight from the photograph? Honest to God, you can.) If anyone has any suggestions for a decent photo hosting site, please let me know. I am really, really, really beginning to hate Webshots. :/

Off to take more meds and find some cough drops. Hope everyone is having a good day!

PS: Edited to add that Groundhog Day proponents state that the rodents' forecasts are accurate 75% to 90%. A Canadian study for 13 cities in the past 30 to 40 years puts success rate level at 37%. Also, the National Climatic Data Center reportedly has stated that the overall predictions accuracy rate is around 39%. FWIW, Punxsutawney Phil is predicting another six weeks, however, IMO, with a probable 39% accuracy rate, I'm calling bs. :)


Respectfully submitted,



Daffycat said...

Lovely stitching! I especially like the love freebie you stitched ~ cute!

Bless you for saving JP's pretty partridge. It's so sad when things like that end up in secondhand shops.

I used Webshots a lot before they added those annoying popups. I think the site SUCKS now. Plus, I'm not about to pay for what used to be free. The rediculous adds everywhere should have brought in enough revenue itself! I'm afraid I haven't searched out another photo host yet. Good luck!

Feel better soon, honey!

Stitcher from Wales said...

you finishes are excellent, so pretty. i also love the freebie design. Hope you get better soon Amykins (from SMO board)

Barbara said...

I love all your stitching & how you have a stitching seasonal area decorated. As for webshots, I so agree with you. I use picasa and have just set up an account for my stitching pics at Stitchers Showcase - http://www.stitchersshowcase.com/

Barb in TX