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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-

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Down the rabbit hole...

Alice Kingsley: This is impossible.
The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.

This latest start I am placing the blame squarely at the feet of Jules of A Fairy Princess Dreams In Stitches fame. She is an AVID Heaven and Earth Designs stitcher and she has right now about three in rotation, IIRC. So, due her her evil influence, yesterday, whilst guilessly plugging away at my Joy of Christmas UFO while I was at Stitcher's Paradise, I had to get up and take a break. I found myself in the fabric room looking at 18 count antique white aida . I had a clear picture of the design I wanted to do, but also what fabric I wanted to do it in. So, with Jule's and Cheryl's enabling encouragement, I found myself purchasing a quarter yard of the 18 count antique white aida and getting organized in my head what I wanted to do.

This has been an adventure so far, as when I got home, I realized that NONE of my DMC is of the same dye lot, let alone I did not have all the colors. 10,000 skeins of this crap and NONE of it matches, and that's WITH the stuff I have?! Arrrrggggghhhh!!! Thank God for Michael's with their current coupon for 20% off your total purchase!

At any rate, here is what I have so far. I have named her Elizabeth.

Design: All Hallow's Eve

Designer: Heaven and Earth Designs for Jessica Galbreath

Fabric 18 count aida in Antique White

Fibers: DMC

Here is what it's supposed to look like, eight pages of solid stitching later:

I was furiously texting Ms. Jules last night letting her know that I have now thoroughly taken a leave of my senses and was starting this thing last night and about losing the 'muchness' of life. I can picture her, in her chair with Alternative Reality in hand, smiling like the Cheshire Cat.

To which I say, Ches, you dog! :D


Respectfully submitted,



Juls said...

Wow good post!!!! Glad to help anyway I can!!! Life philosophy based on Alice ! It does get any more me or muchness based than that!

ArchangelDecker said...

Agreed! :-)

Nick said...

I have a HAED design on my "someday" list. It's a Scott Gustafson pattern, 20 some pages long. I purchased all the supplies (including $26 worth of DMC!), and even started gridding out the sections, but have yet to find the inspirarion to start it. Good luck on your design, it will be cool to follow the progress!