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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-

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Christmas Ornaments

Every crafter that I know of, of any stripe and/or caliber, has that *one* project that they want more than anything. Be it a knitter, a quilter, a cross stitcher, or a sewer, there is always that one rare project that is lusted and coveted by the crafter. There haven't been a lot of those for me (thank God!), however, there have been one or two. And yesterday, one of my quests has finally ended. I have always wanted to have the 1997 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue. I didn't get it the first year that it came out (1997) as my father had died that October and all stitching in any form went out the window. By the time I got around to collecting the back issues, this one was always going for a king's ransom, and then some. However, I found an auction that had this issue listed and I decided to put in my two copper and see what happened. And this time, I won! Woohoo!!!! It came in the mail yesterday, and I spent last night with a cuppa and some lemon scones and just perused at leisure. It was a fantastic time and there are more than a few that I want to stitch out of this issue. This also means, that with the exception of this years' issue, I have all of the ornament issues, including the 10 year anniversary issue. YAY!!! Now I just need to find the UK Cross Stitch Collection Issue #101 and I will be in heaven! :)

Here are some pictures that I took:

Front Cover:

I find it ironic that the issue I missed the year my father died, is the one that shows up at the door the day before Father's Day 14 years later. Happy Father's Day, Daddy. I love you, too. :)


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1 comment:

Shelleen said...

I also have all the Christmas issues. I haven't even stitched out of last years yet. Glad that you were able to get a copy of 1997.