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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-

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A three finish night

Yep, you read that correctly. Three cross stitch finishes for me in one night. DH did some financial manoeuvrings and yesterday he took me to Stitcher's Paradise to get me the much needed threads I desperately wanted. To ice the cake further, he let me get enough to finish FOUR projects. YAY!! I managed to finish three of them last night and worked a bit on the fourth before finally calling it a night. Here's some pics of what I managed to get done:

Finish #1:

Design: Cappuccino

Designer: Little House Needleworks

Fibers: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silks in
Vanilla Pudding, Old Crow, Cinnamon Stick, Beanstalk, Sweet Lavender, and Elegant Eggplant.

Fabric: 14 count tan marble starlight aida from Sassy's Fabby's

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Finish #2:

Design: Now I Know My ABC's

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fibers: Weeks Dye Works Liberty #2269 and Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid in PB03

Fabric: 32 count cream linen

Errata: Stitched two tiny hearts next to the uppercase Z instead of the punctuation.

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Finish #3:

Design: Florida Heart from the Hearts of America series

Designer: Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler

Fibers: DMC and Kreinik that was in the kit

Fabric: 25 count evenweave in white that was included in the kit

Errata: Had to fudge the heart a bit on the right side, as it REFUSED to line up correctly, despite my checking my stitching at least 500 times. Finally said to hell with it and just added an extra stitch!

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And now....for the WIPs :D


Design: Autumn Side

Designer: Sandra Dering for SanMan Originals

Fibers (Used so far! :P): DMC 918, 921, 920, 935, and 938. DMC Antique Effects in E898. DMC Variegated in 115. Kreinik #4 Very Fine Braid in #150V Copper.

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.

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Design: March birthday needleroll

Designer: Thea Dueck for Victoria Sampler

Fibers: Kreinik #4 braid in #102 Vatican Gold and #4 braid in #684 Metallic Turquoise. DMC White, 727, 743, 3815, 3817, 3808, 3847. DMC #8 perle cotton in white.

Fabric: 28 count Confederate Grey cashel linen (12" x 8").

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In other news, it appears that Ria Lanser of Stofnest is back cross stitch designing! Woohoo! For a while, it looked like she had quit altogether. I was saddened by this as she has such awesome designs, and I really do need to finish her Paris Sampler. I have not worked on it since my last update on 04.06.10.

She has created the Stofnest Club , and from what I have been able to make out via various online translators, is that the club is at a cost of 10 Euros (roughly 12 dollars US or 13 Canadian dollars) for 26 brand new, exclusive charts. That's actually quite a deal, and it would be worth it, IMO. Hopefully, I can do some more monetary re-arranging and get to sign up.

Well, cats and kitties, this High Priestess of Perpetual Starts needs to get a move on. I'm not feeling too swift today (Have a happy period, their ASS!!!!) and need to crawl back into bed with my Autumn Side and the Paris Sampler and just zone out. So may the Finish be with you all!


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

blueladie said...

Great finishes & Great WIPs! Love the way you post them with all the info. Keep up the good work! :) Cathryn