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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-

Monday, June 28, 2010

SanMan Sunday Finish!

Yay! I'm on a roll here! Managed to finish up Autumn Side yesterday. I have such FUN with Sandy's designs. She has also told me that she really does not mind that I that I change the fabric and floss to suit my whims and moods. I know of at least one designer that goes bat shit crazy when you do that, which I have no clue why. Even with my one lone design that I did, it would not bother me in the least bit if someone rearranged things to suit their taste and/or day-core. I mean, really? I mean, I don't presume to speak for anyone other than myself, but I'd be pleased as punch if someone stitched up something I designed, no matter if they changed the colors, the fabric or even how I had it arranged! (Sidebar: This reminds me that I really do need to get up off my ass and finish the border of that thing and start on my second one. I may be designing today, instead of stitching!). But then again, that's just me! :)

At any rate, on with the show! :D

Design: Autumn Side

Designer: Sandra Dering for SanMan Originals

Fibers: DMC 918, 921, 920, 935, and 938. DMC Antique Effects in E898. DMC Variegated in # 61 and 115. Kreinik #4 Very Fine Braid in #150V Copper. Weeks Dye Works variegated floss in Carrot.

Fabric: 28 count Monaco that I hand dyed that I am calling Guinness Foam Cream
. (And PS: Yes, it is an EXACT match to the foam head that is made by a Guinness ale. I know this, because my BIL went out and got a four pack of the stuff just to see if it was! )

Accouterments: Mill Hill beads in 62044 Pumpkin, 00556 Copper, 62031 Old Gold, and G03003 Antique Cranberry.

Errata: Needs a crow button in the lower left corner, but other than that, this is another finish for the books. All that remains is Winter Side and I may pull the fabric and floss for that later today.

062710 SanMan Sunday Finish

Many, many, MANY thanks to Sandy, who generously gifted me with this series as a Christmas wish this past Christmas. I have enjoyed throwing open the bins of my stash and just going ape with all of the colors and textures. Thank you so much, Sandy! You totally rock! :)


And now for a few unrelated thoughts :D

1. While I love it when folks want to comment on my blog, please bear in mind, that I cannot read anything written in any Asian language using symbols. If I cannot read it, or copy and paste it into one of my numerous online translators, it does NOT get published. Sorry, folks. I'm just a silly gaijin, and I really do mean it when I say I moderate my comments. Wakarimasu ka? :)

2. I am probably going to have to trim down my Flickr photos. While I am enamored of all that is Flickr, the free program only allows you to post 200 photos, before it 'strongly urges' you to 'Go Pro'. Well, the budget being what it is, at the moment, 25 bucks for one year is out of my budget. Although, to be fair, if I had 25 bucks, it would probably go towards more stash, LOL! :). If I manage to get my state massage therapy license in before the turn of the decade, I will probably spring for that. I may even get a two year deal, which is just shy of 48 bucks. Not bad, and I love the features that Flickr has. We shall see, what we shall see, eh?

3. I really do need to sit down and organize my WIPs and UFOs. Make the list, stitch 'em up, and get 'em outta there. Really, I'm cleaning up some odds and ends yesterday, and I'm coming across projects that I forgot I *had*. OY! Really?! So totally not necessary!

Well, folks, I need to boogie. Need to tidy up the breakfast things and get to designing! Hope everyone is having a great day!


Respectfully submitted,



Rachel S said...

Great job on that! it looks wonderful.

I just reject the posts I can't read, because everytime I've clicked on the submitters profile, it's always a porn site, and I don't appreciate it.

Nick said...

I love the SanMan finish! Fall is my favorite season and I love all those reds & oranges! How are you going to finish it?

I feel the same about the changing of colors, fabrics, etc. If I were a designer it wouldn't bother me either. Sometimes you have to make do with the supplies you have!

Daffycat said...

This is a wonderful finish, Cindy! I just love Autumn and Sandy's designs are always sweet!