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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-

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.