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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, 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.