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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, November 3, 2010

Refusing to let fall go so easily

I am really, really disappointed in retail stores here lately. I went out and about Monday, running some errands, and the stores went from Halloween to Christmas in 0.00002 seconds flat. I mean, there wasn't a turkey motif to be found *anywhere*. This is so disappointing to me as I LOVE Thanksgiving. I love roasted turkey and homemade gravy and homemade rolls. I know in the grand scheme of things, this is such a minor thing, but really?! Can't we just hold onto fall just a tiny bit longer before the madness and greed of Christmas descends? I mean, that's the whole point of Thanksgiving, yea? To pause and reflect as to what we are grateful for and to relish the fruits of our labors? (Listen to me! I sound like an old fuddy duddy! :) )

What this long winded rant really means is,is that I am holding out stitching anything Christmas related for just a bit longer. Yea, yea, yea. I know this means that the Prairie Schooler Christmas cabin is put on the back burner for just a week or two longer, but I really want fall to stick around, for just a bit longer. It's my favorite season, you see. Other than winter. At any rate, this means I've put the beginning stitches in Country Cottage Needleworks Fall Festival #3 Fall Leaves block . There's not enough stitched to post a picture at this time, but I won't. I will state categorically and for the record that I really, *REALLY* do appreciate that there is enough
Crescent Colours Belle Soie silks to stitch the design on my beloved 28 count fabric. Thank you so much, Nikki and Sharon!!! 32 count is getting to be too small for my eyes and really, really do prefer to stitch 2 over 2 on 14 or 28 count fabric. You ladies rock! :)

At any rate, here is my newest project, a SanMan Original. As soon as I saw this, I had to print it out and stitch it immediately. It is part of the recent 2010 Fright Night that Sandy hosted for her message board members. I found the perfect fabric for it and converted the DMC threads to my beloved Soie d'Alger silks. As is the custom, this is a fast fun stitch that I am really, really enjoying.

Here are the stitchy notes:

Design: Ghostly Quaker

Designer: Sandra Dering for SanMan Originals

Picture This Plus 28 count cashel linen in Sprite (DMC 3743 Variegated)

Access Commodities Soie d'Alger in Blanc Optique, Noir, 3842 and 3843.

In other news, it seems as if my beloved Devils are in LAST PLACE (gasp!) in the league right now and even my other favorite team, the Sabres aren't doing so well. I will keep the faith regardless, but here's hoping that things get better!

I need to bolt for the door now. Laundry and the Ghostly Quaker is a-callin'! Hope everyone is having a great week! :)


Respectfully submitted,



StitchinKat said...

Sorry about the Devs! Did I hear Brodeur was hurt? 'Canes are batting .500, which would be great if it were baseball, but we'll take 12 pts in 12 games, and the top rookie in the NHL for now!

ArchangelDecker said...


Yea, he got a bit bruised, but should be ok. Scored 5-3 against the Blackhawks, and we needed that win. Marty *should* be good to go come Friday, however, Parise is out for THREE MONTHS for a torn meniscus. :(

I hope he gets better quickly!!