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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-

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick Card Finishes and Current WIPs

So far, the only think I've completed are two thank you cards I've made for folks. I've recently started card making and I'm really enjoying it. It won't replace my stitching, but it's fun to dig through stuff and see what I can reuse as part of the card making process and I have quite a collection of doo dads from my stitching, which helps! :)

If you're sensing a theme here, it's not deliberate, I can assure you! :) My card making stash is somewhat limited and I have a strict budget that I adhere to when purchasing card making supplies. I shop the bargain stores and the clearance aisles in crafting mega-marts and scour the house for the odd flotsam and jetsam that seems to accumulate in one's domicile. It's great fun seeing what I can do with what I find and what I can get on the cheap. Although, DH took me to the bookstore last night and I found another a magazine from the UK called Papercraft Inspirations . Sweet Jeebus, I did *NOT* need to see this! ACK!!! It's from Future Publishing, the same folks who make the UK Cross Stitcher, World of Cross Stitching and Cross Stitch Crazy, all of which are on my must have lists. I ADORE this magazine. Yes, it is indeedy 9.99 of our US schekles, however, I could not have asked for a more in depth, comprehensive, and easy to follow magazine. Some of the US ones assume one already is competent in card making, which makes it hard to follow along at times, however, the PCI mag is not like that at all. I was able to follow along quite well, and the instructions were clear, concise, and easy to follow along. It even came with a sheet of clear stamps for the projects inside! YAY!! It even goes over techniques such as overstamping, watercolor work, coordinating your cards, how to make scenes, and masking. Plus a whole lot more! I purchased the April 2010 edition, so run, do not walk to your nearest stockist and see if it's still available. I HIGHLY recommend getting it. It is so worth the money spent!

At any rate, here are the two cards I made. They didn't take that long to put together. I just hope it doesn't look like it! :P

042610 Thank You Card

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And here are my two current WIPs. I am *hoping* to finish them soon, as I have one more UFO to finish before I tackle DH's map.

WIP #1:

Design: Summer Side

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals for the SanMan Originals Secret Shop

Fabric: Dark Honey Ale by Yours Truly :P

Fibers: DMC B5200, 310, 321, 699, 702, 729, 743, and 796

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WIP #2:

Design: Season of Growth

Designer: Diane Williams for Little House Needleworks

Fabric: 28 count Charles Craft Carolina Linen in Salt

Fibers: DMC 150, 433, 434, 712, 793, 930, 931, 3032, 3051, 3052, 3688, 3721, 3790

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I have to bolt for now. Chores are calling and I have to get organized before I play around in my stash some more. :P Hope everyone is having a great week! :)


Respectfully submitted,


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