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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, March 9, 2011


I have finished exactly nothing. At this juncture, I am seriously considering ditching my New Year's resolution to finish the 25 projects I had set aside and just start over come January. Work has been crazy and for whatever reason, my migraines have returned. I do not know what's causing it. However, I *do* know my boss was upset that the second time that I got one, I called out. I replied that I had called out because the *last* time I had a migraine and I was at work, instead of sending me home, I got booked 6 hours of massage. Really?!

At any rate, what all of this means is that my stitching time has seriously been curtailed. I work too much and come home too tired to do anything more than cook a simple meal for me and The Hubmeister, then off to bed to read for a bit, eventually passing out with a book on my face. I managed to put a bit in the Love Happens photobooth and start two more. I seems to be unable to shake the Blackbird Designs addiction, and after the last Nashville Needlework Show , I'm even more in the dumper. I purchased more than I should have and while I should probably feel guilty about it, I really don't! Their new book, A Stitcher's Journey is particularly beautiful and I cannot WAIT to get started on something from the book.

At any rate, here is what I have so far on the Love Happens photobooth:

Design: Love Happens photobooth

Designer: Bent Creek

Fabric: 32 count raw linen as provided in the kit

Fibers: DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss Art. 117

Here is the Blackbird Designs that I am working on:

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 the other project that I am sloooooooooooowly working on:

Design: Pink Flower

Designer: The Workbasket

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

Fibers: Fibers: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silks in Collard Greens, Fern Frond, Rosebud and Rose of Sharon

Well, I am off to make dinner. Having marinated chicken, twice cooked potatoes with garlic and onions with carrots on the side. Can't wait! :)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! :)

Respectfully submitted,



Daffycat said...

Now, now...this is a hobby and nothing to stress over. If you don't meet your stitching goals ~ so what? Relax and enjoy what stitching time you do get to have.

As for feeling guilty over buying stash...I never do. I just tack it up to "saving for retirement" when I will one day be on a limited income. I will enjoy the hell out of my stash then and be glad of it!

Absolutely wonderful WIPs. I hope things settle down for you so you can stitch more. I can never stitch when I feel bad so a sick day from work just sucks!

ArchangelDecker said...


You are, of course, correct. an yes, one day, I too, will be on a limited income and will not be able to spend like I am now.

I managed to work on the Summer Iris a bit more last night, and I'm about halfway finished. Yay!

Rhona said...

Have to agree with Daffycat, it really doesn't matter whether or not you meet your stitchy goals - all that matters is that you enjoy your stitching.

Love your WIPs, hope you feel more relaxed and can find pleasure stitching them.