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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-

Friday, October 21, 2011

Quaker Acorns And A Harvest Sampler Reboot

Managed to finish up the Quaker Acorn yesterday in the early afternoon, and decided to do a reboot of a chart I stitched back in 1996. It took some time in gathering the supplies, as I planned on using all of the original materials and one of the types of threads used is DMC Flower Thread which ceased being produced back in 2003, if I recall correctly. But I managed to find everything that I needed, including having won the magazine it was in twice on Ebay. The first one never showed up and the seller promptly refunded the money and I had to wait on another one to come up for auction. I got lucky and found one for even cheaper than the one I paid before! Yay!

At any rate, enough of my babbling...on with the show! :D

Design: Quaker Acorn

Designer: The Workbasket

Fabric: 32 count linen in Golden Maple by Fleur de Luce Hand Dyeds

Fiber Used: Crescent Colours hand dyed silk in Harvest

Now, for the Harvest Sampler:

Design: Harvest Sampler as featured in the Fall/Winter 1996 Holiday Crafts magazine by Better Homes and Gardens

Designer: Linda Reeves of La Broderie

Fabric: 28 count Cashel linen by Zweigart in Summer Khaki .

Fibers Used: DMC Flower Thread in 2400, 2433, 2434, 2613, 2782, 2898. Caron Collection Wildflowers thread in Fiesta and Marigold.

Here is what the sampler looks like as I stitched it back in 1996:

This sampler was the first design where I not only stitched things I was unfamiliar in stitching, but it also only took three days to complete and it was also the first design where I dared to change the color of the threads used. This version used DMC cotton threads in 400, 433, 434, 613, 782 and 898. I also used the original DMC variegated threads in 61 and 115. I also recall arguing with the framer as to the frame and the matting that was used. She had selected a different frame and mat, however, I chose the one that ultimately wound up being used, the burnished gold frame and a cranberry red velvet mat. I have the piece hanging up all year in my 'permanent collection' (as they say in museums), as I love it so much. One of these days, I will have to go around and take pictures of the pieces I keep up all the time. There are quite a few of them! :)

Well, I best be off. I have some things to do today before I get to sit on my butt and stitch all day and watch Murder, She Wrote . Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


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Mindi said...

Love the Quaker Acorn, and your Harvest sampler looks like its going to be beautiful.

Christina said...

Congrats on your finish. Your acorn looks great. I love the sampler, can't wait to see how the new one comes out.