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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-

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Good Luck Robin of Spring and the Depths of Sin

Sunday, I was in a cleaning up the house mode and extended that to my computer. Like my craft area, sometimes my computer gets a bit disorganized and I can't find things. While I was shifting things around to their proper spots, I came across a old free gift design from Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs. I thought it would make a good design for a bookmark for the SIGNED copy of JD Robb's 'Born In Death'. So, yesterday, I got out the spare DMC leftover bags and went at it. Managed to stitch up a bookmark and a sachet bag in an afternoon. The sachet was pre-finished from Charles Craft and what a pain in the ass *that* was. OY!. My hand was so cramped, but it was totally worth it. I used lavender essential oil on cotton balls to stuff the sachet, so it wouldn't stain it. I think my mother will love it. I got her quite the goody box for her birthday. :D

Anyway, here's the pics and the related stitchy notes:

Design: Good Luck Robin

Designer: Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs

Fabrics: Pre-finished white sachet in 14 count aida and 14 count ivory aida, both of Charles Craft Fabrics.

Fibers: DMC leftover 6 strand cotton embroidery flosses used.

And to round things out, a recipe for hot chocolate. I am a fanatic for hot chocolate and am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes. Enjoy! :)

Depths of Sin Hot Chocolate

Start to finish: 15 minutes

1 c. milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 soft banana

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of salt

3 ounces semi sweet chocolate, finely chopped

3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

1/2 cup marshmallow spread

In a blender, combine milk, cream, banana, cinnamon and salt. Puree until very smooth and thick.

Pour milk mixture into a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Warm the mixture, whisking constantly,

until it just barely comes to a simmer. Add both chocolates and the marshmallow spread. Whisk until

completely melted and smooth.

Ladle hot chocolate into demitasse (expresso) cups. If desired, top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Makes seven servings.

Hope everyone is having a good day. I'm off to the grocery store and more importantly, Gamestop. Final Fantasy comes out today and DH asked me to go pick it up for him. I'm gonna be a FF widow until Saturday when he takes me to San Diego for my birthday. LOL, I suppose it's a damn good thing I have stuff to stitch and World of Warcraft to to play and studying to do, eh? ;)


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