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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 23, 2010

Trying new things

A while back, I may have mentioned (or not!) that since I was turning 40, I wanted to try some new things. The purpose of this was to get out of my shell and get to *doing* things, rather than reading about other people doing them. To get out of my comfort zone. Blah, blah, blah, you get the idea. :)

Yesterday, I decided to hand dye some fabrics that I had laying around. I gathered up some evenweaves and a pen and pad and various other supplies and got to work. I had also thrown in some plain old DMC just for giggles and dyed those as well. I had an absolute blast doing this, although, I need to perfect the dyeing of threads so they don't get so tangled up. :/ I will be on the lookout for tools and what all to make this job easier, and with a bit of luck, I can Alton Brown the thing and make up my own rig. :)

Anyway, here's the results of my efforts. I dyed six pieces of fabric, two skeins of floss, and slapped together two floss cards. They aren't the fancy ones, but eventually, I will get around to making those. Please let me know what you think! :)

PS: Quick note, I know the fabrics aren't serged and trust me, I have a serger on my Christmas list this year. If anyone can recommend a plain old one that isn't too fancy-schmancy, I'd love to know about it! :)


Fabrics from left to right: Café au Lait, Mocha, Guinness Foam, Sour Mash.

Flosses in Heavy Cream and Ivory.

Floss cards: on the left, cotton print fabric in purple flowers. On the right, dark green velvet.

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Current WIP:

Design: Paris Sampler

Designer: Stofnest

Fibers: DMC 839, 840, and 841

Fabric: 28 count jobelan in Café au Lait.

Paris Sampler WIP

And in other news, it seems my work has appeared on two more blogs, Blackbird Designs' Show and Tell...finally post and on Aurorebbb's 21 mars 2010 posting. Yay!! Go, me!! I'm now global!! Hahahaha! :D

I am trying out Flickr and so far, I'm really liking it. Hopefully, it will allow me to ditch the crappy Webshots and make for a more pleasant experience without all those God forsaken 'interactive' ads for Delsym and cleaning products! :P

Well, I am off. I have lunch to make and I need to get ready for my Prep class this afternoon. Hope everyone is having a great day!


Respectfully submitted,


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