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2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018

4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018

6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018

7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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- 30

11. 2018 Finishes-

Monday, March 29, 2010

SMO Four Season Fatties SAL Summer Block Finish

Have a one day start and finish. It's part of the SMO Four Season Fatties SAL. Sandy posted Summer and I managed to get it done in one day. I am really enjoying this SAL and I will admit to camping the board looking for Sandy to post it. Hey, it's not very often you look forward to Mondays, yea?

Anyhoo, here's my work for this afternoon. It's hot off the Q-Snaps (like, literally 2 minutes ago that I put the last stitch in! :P). I was lazy and used a button for the birds, but I like the way it turned out. I will probably stitch this again, and when I do, I will probably stitch the birds in the nest. :)

First a re-cap on the mats so far:

Design: Four Seasons Fatties SAL

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals

Fabric: 28 count white evenweave (possibly Lugana)

Overview notes: Part one Fibers and Fabric:

Fibers: Main border in DMC 310

Spring wording used Crescent Colours Summer Spray, border in Anchor 242

Summer wording used Crescent Colours in Cupid, border in Anchor 246

Fall wording used Anchor 359, border in Crescent Colours Tangerine

Winter wording used Crescent Colours Blue Moon, border in Crescent Colours Grannie Annie.

Part two fibers used:

Bunneh in DMC 938

Inside of Bunneh ears, heart and butterfly under the letter S in one strand of DMC 605 and one strand of Kreinik #092 pink

Flower petals in Anchor #118, center of flower and second butterfly in Anchor #292, stem in Anchor #209, grass in Anchor 244.

Kreinik #001 silver blending filament for butterfly antennae.

Backstitching in DMC 605, one strand

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Part Three Fibers Used:

DMC 310 for black stripes on bee

Anchor 310 for branches, 244, for leaves, 359 for nest, 295 for yellow stripes on bee, 147 for heart on bee.

Glisten Gloss Metallic in #SP01; silver for bee's wings

Accoutrement: Mill Hill beads in #62031 Old Gold; Just Another Button Company bluebird button

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Well, it's late and I better head to bed. Need to clean up my desk area from where I've been stitching and get ready for bed. :)


Respectfully submitted,



Barbara said...

I love how it's turning out so far. Your choice of colors is lovely.
Barb in TX

Daffycat said...

They both look awesome! I love this series!

blueladie said...

Love it, Cindy! Great job. Love the button! Nice touch. I am so behind on mine. Doing an Easter piece I have to finish this week!