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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


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-

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Inside the stitcher's studio

Whilst on an internet walkabout, I came across a post on the Craft Corps website titled, Inside the Crafter's Studio . I, also, am a huge fan of James Lipton's Inside the Actor's Studio , with the Robin Williams episode being the stuff of legends and my favorite ever episode, other than the one that Sally Field did where she dropped the MF bomb :D.


If you are unfamiliar with the show, Inside the Actors Studio is a series on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. The show deliberately uses a slower pace in the interviews as compared with a typical celebrity interview, thus cameras usually record a couple of hours' of conversation, later edited to an hour, a trick used by Groucho Marx on his 1950s quiz show You Bet Your Life. (The Robin Williams episode actually ran for over FIVE hours and one lady laughed so hard and for so long, she was rushed to a nearby hospital with a hernia! O.O).


While most of the show is a one-on-one interview conducted by Lipton, this is followed by the host submitting a questionnaire to the guest. The questionnaire concept was originated by French television personality Bernard Pivot, after the Proust Questionnaire . The ten questions Lipton asks are:


What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
What is your favorite curse word?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?



Since I really do not have much of an update (but I'm posting pictures anyway! :P), I thought I would do a stitcher's version of the same questionnaire (with my own answers, of course! :P):


1. What is your favorite stitching word? Finish. :)

2. What is your least favorite word? UFO.

3. What stitching related thing turns you on? Silks

4. What stitching related thing turns you off? The Frog. (Rip it, rip it!)

5. What stitching sound or noise do you love? The sound the floss makes when it's going through the fabric.

6. What stitching sound or noise do you hate? The sound of things crashing down when I have become so disorganized, because I let things slide.

7. What is your favorite curse word? The f bomb, natch. :)

8. What stitching related profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Designer.

9. What stitching related profession would you not like to do? Distribution of charts.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Your stitching room is over here. Your family is waiting on you! :)



Here is my update of Summer Iris. Somehow or another, I've managed to become a stitch off somewhere and I cannot find it. So, instead of fighting with it or frogging it altogether, I'm just rolling with it and tweaking it here and there. It won't look *exactly like* the picture, but since when have I ever cared about that? :P

At any rate, on with the show! :)


Design: Summer Iris


Designer: Blackbird Designs


Fabric: 28 Ct. Legacy Cashel Linen by Picture This Plus


Fibers: Crescent Colours Cappuccino, Weeks Dye Works in Dove, Fawn and Rum Raisin, and Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Grecian Gold.





Here is my new ORT holder. I purchased it last night at Hobby Lobby . It was originally $1.99, but it was 40% off all of their Easter stuff. I try to have my ORT holders in seasonal designs. I will post the others that I have as the seasons change.







Well, I need to bolt for the door. I want to get some stitching in before Teh Hubmeister takes me to Memphis Championship BBQ for my birthday lunch. Hope everyone is having a great week! :)


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Respectfully submitted,

C.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Wow - your stitching colors coordinate with your ort holder - cool!

Loved the questionnaire - very fun. I, too, enjoy the Lipton show - I appreciate the slower pace and more depth that he can achieve.

Mary in MN