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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-

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!

Anonymous 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!