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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-

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SMO Four Seasons Fatties SAL Completion

Sandy posted the Winter Fattie yesterday and I got to it late on account of having to make dinner and do chores, but that's life for ya :). I still managed to finish moments ago and I love how it turned out.

I also took some time to take some pictures as to how I make up my mind when I am changing colors on the fly. There's nothing really planned about it, I just grab what I think looks good and even if I pull a bunch of stuff, sometimes I do not even use what I've pulled and change it to something else completely. :)

So, for your viewing pleasure, a walk through of how I chose the colors for the Winter Fattie:

This is the plastic container that I have that holds all of my non DMC fibers. It includes metallics and silks and anything else that I can use to stitch with that isn't DMC ;). As you can see, it is very well organized. (Ahem! :D)

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Here is the buttons and beads and what all. Basically, the non-fibers bin:

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Hrm...I *thought* I had a carrot nose button in here somewhere!

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What I wound up choosing between the two bins:

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And here is the completed block! :)

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And here it is all completed!

042010 Four Seasons Fatties SAL Completion 001

I really, really had a LOT of fun stitching this SAL up and I hate to see it come to an end. For a recap, here is what I used on each part:

Design: Four Seasons Fatties SAL for Message Board Members ONLY

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals

Fabric: 28 count white evenweave (possibly Lugana)

Overview notes: Part One Border Fibers:

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 Spring Block 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

Part Three Summer Block 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

Part Four Autumn Block Fibers Used:

Fibers: DMC numbers 51, 111, 115, 310, and 317. Anchor numbers 295 and 801. Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4 in 150V.

Accouterments: Mill Hill beads in in #00556.

Part Five Winter Block fibers:

Fibers: DMC 3756, Soie d'Alger #1415, Needle Necessities # 110 and 1441, Needle Necessities #8 overdyed braid in #2010, and Glisten Gloss #SP01 in silver.

Accouterments: Mill Hill Treasures #12184 Crescent Moon crystal and #12051 Crystal Blue bird.

Not sure what I am going to turn this into, whether a wall hanging, a no sew cube, pillow or what have you. I will however, post pictures ones the project is completed. :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I need more coffee and I need to get out the Summer Side project and finish that up, although, the Paris Sampler is calling my name. :P


Respectfully submitted,



socialsue said...

Love ur Fatties! I haven't got the courage to try out different colors yet. I am starting to choose colors for another SAL though. I like ur stash supplies.



Annie said...

Sweet as can be. You did a fabulous job!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on a super-cute finish!

ToryB_He231147 said...

may the blessing be with you.........................................

Nick said...

Your Four Seasons Fatties look great, the colors are really nice! I have all the patterns but am trying to increase my number of finishes and decrease my number of started projects! lol

blueladie said...

Great job, Cindy!!! Thanks for sharing your journey!