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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-

Monday, March 1, 2010

SanMan Sunday and a hockey game

Taking a break from studying to screw around on the intarwebs, because, well, that's what the intarwebs are for, no? Posting captioned pictures of cats and social networking, yea? :D

Yesterday was apparently, tying up loose ends day. It was also SanMan Sunday. Some of the ladies of the SMO message board have chosen Sundays to stitch on any SMO projects. I finished off two SMO's and a LHN that had been sitting for a bit. I'm happy to have them completed. I put the Cross Eyed Cricket that I had been working on back in the Q-Snaps and I will be working on that from now on. It's over halfway completed, so I hope to have it finished soon. Then I can start on a present for DH, Maria Diaz' Seafarer's Globe from a UK magazine. I have a hideously expensive piece of Legacy Linen by Picture This Plus to stitch it on. I got all of the DMC threads for it this morning at Michael's, however, they did not have one of the colors I needed, so I will pick that up later. I am waffling between using Kreinik braid and Rainbow Gallery's petite Treasure Braid. The design calls for DMC Light Effects and I'd rather have major dental surgery than to stitch with that crap. I haven't really used PTB, however, there is some in the Checkered Love kit by M Designs. I may wait on the stitching of the map until I've had a chance to try the PTB out.

Well, here are the finishes, that were finished last night, 02.28.10.

Finish #1:

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!)

Finish #2 and 3:

On the right:

Design: Snow Much

Designer: Sandra Dering for SanMan Originals for SMO Members Only

Fabric: 28 count opalescent lugana

Fibers: DMC B5200, 305, 601 and 3806

On the right:

Design: Kiss Me February 2010 Calendar

Designer: Sandra Dering for SanMan Originals for SMO Members Only

Fabric: 16 count (I think!) pale pink aida

Fibers: DMC 318, 415, 602, 603 and a tiny bit of Kreinik blending filament

Here is the current WIP. Please bear in mind the lighting is not good today, so the picture isn't the best. :/:

Design: February Heart from CEC Leaflet #240 Peace

Designer: Cross Eyed Cricket

Fibers: DMC 224, 500, 503, 822, 3032, 3033, 3721

Fabric: 28 count Monaco, hand dyed by me in a color I like to refer to as Dark Honey Ale :)

Here is The Next Big Thing. I swear I love the planning and pulling of mats better than i like stitching at times! I really get into changing the threads and fabrics to make a project uniquely my own. :P

Design: Seafarer's Globe from the UK CrossStitcher magazine #187, June 2007 edition

Designer: Maria Diaz

Fabric 28 count linen by Picture This Plus in Legacy

Fibers: DMC

In the above picture, you can tell that the 3031 is the odd man and is the one that Michael's did not have. I will pick another one up at Joanne's or maybe Stitcher's Paradise later this week. I managed to somehow snap one one but TWO of my beloved platinum needles by John James and both were my favorites. Le sigh.

The Hubmeister and I watched the heartbreaking loss of the US men's Olympic team to Canada in hockey for the gold medal yesterday. The US played their hearts out and I am proud to say, it wasn't a 'Gimme' for the Canadians in the least. Luongo gave up two goals, and BOTH were entirely his fault. Maybe now the yapping will cease that Marty is 'washed up' and a 'burned out has-been'. Luongo is naught but 30, but consistency has never been his forte. I noticed that when the Canadian players were being announced as they were being given their gold medals, Luongo was summarily booed, while Marty was cheered, despite the fact that Marty was pulled after the Canadians suffered a loss to the US in the preliminary rounds. Intéressant, n'est pas?

Two US players were of particular note during the game. Thanks to NJ Devil Number Nine, Mr. Zach Parise, the USA managed to hang on until an OT could be played. Thank you, Mr. Parise, for giving the US hope and that was one HELL of a goal, 24 seconds before the end of regulation play tying the game 2-2, forcing a sudden death OT.

And of course, much thanks and gratitude go out to Mr. Ryan Miller, of the Buffalo Sabres who was backstopping for Team USA. Without you, Mr. Miller, Team Canada would have run all over us, like a John Deere in the middle of harvest season in Iowa. Team USA could not have hung on like they did without you and some of the most awesome goal tending I have ever seen, and that includes my beloved Martin Brodeur. You played your heart out and made the Canadians earn every last goal, right down to the wire and for that I thank you. I am proud that you played and started for Team USA and silver medal is nothing to be ashamed of. I saw the disappointment and heartbreak written all over your face and oh, how I wish the US could have scored the goal first! You did more than your best and for that I thank you. After your performance, while I may be a Jersey Devil girl forever, I am a Ryan Miller fan for life. :)

For Mr. Miller:

Hope everyone is having a good start to their week. I've screwed around long enough and now need to go study some more. :P


Respectfully submitted,


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