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My online journal of stitchy chores and the occasional hockey talk.

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-

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Three Projects Completed

Well, since I got a call today from my boss telling me that for the next few weeks I am on call due to it being so slow, I decided to get out the glue and cardboard and put together some stitching that I had completed into actual completed projects. It really frustrates me that this is happening now, but the only thing I can do, and have done, is to look for another job elsewhere. It sucks, but there's really nothing I can do about it. The unemployment rate is almost at 15% which means that it's closer to 30, with all the folks who can no longer claim unemployment and/or could never get it to start with. And since I'm 'on call' and not technically fired, I cannot collect unemployment. GRRRRRR!!!!! However, not one to take that kind of shit lying down, I've pulled myself by my boot straps after the initial breakdown and have some irons in the fire so I am hoping this is temporary. As in, like a total of 20 minutes type of temporary!

At any rate, here are my now completed projects, with the requisite stitchy notes:

First Project:

Design: Quaker Boo (former freebie)

Designer: The Sampler Girl

Fabric: 14 count Potter Purple aida

DMC B5200, 310, 907, 973. Needle Necessities # 106 (Witches' Brew). Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4 in 001.

Errata: You can't see it, but the black ribbon has the word BOO! on it over and over in a lighter purple. Hand sewn by me.

Second Project:

Design: Fleur de Luce Crest

Designer: Fleur de Luce Designs

Fabric: 32 count white linen

Fibers: Crescent Colours Grannie Annie and Snips and Snails

Accoutrement: Toile purchased at Wal-Mart. Cardboard from personal stash. Silver cording purchased from Joanne's Fabrics and Crafts.

Notes: I am not happy with the way this turned out. It's not as neat as I would like it, however, it was a good lesson in what I need to fix the next time I do a round ornament type of affair.

Third Project:

Design: Now I Know My ABC's

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric: 28 count natural raw linen from Zweigart

Floss: Access Commodities Soie d'Alger #17 cream

Accouterments: Lace, cream button, cardboard, and angel charm from personal stash.

Well, I am off for now. Dinner chores are a-callin' and I need to set up a website for my personal practice tonight and tomorrow.

Hope everyone is having a great day! :)


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

Argante del Lago said...

Really lovely project! I have found your blog on the one my dear friend madame Chantilly, so I've decided to visit your 'virtual home': it's so nice!
Have a lovely week.