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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, January 26, 2012

Three WIPs and a (tiny!) Finish

Been busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest here lately. DH and I moved to Reno and I started a new job and things have been really, really hectic. I have managed to get in some stitching time here and there, but not enough progress has been made to suit me. I *HAVE*, however, kept to stitching things in my workbox that's already been started and not started anything else. Yay me!

At any rate, here's what I have so far:

WIP #1:

Design: A La Belle Etoile SAL

Designer: The Thread Basket with C Mon Mode

Fabric: 28 count silk and linen in natural by Wichelt

Fibers: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Elegant Eggplant, Ivy League, Sweet Lavender, and Tumbleweed. Gumnut Yarns Stars silk floss in #991 ecru. Kreinik Very Fine (#4) Braid in 001 Silver.

Accouterments: Jolee's Jewels - Crystallized Swarovski Elements in Purple Violet 4 mm bicone, Crystal Moonlight 4 mm bicone, 20 MM Crystal Aurora Borealis star and 16 mm - Crystal Aurora Borealis moon.


Design: Sew Red

Designer: iStitch Designs

Fabric: 28 count linen in Vintage by Fleur de Luce Hand Dyeds

Fibers: Au Ver a Soie Soie d' Alger 7-strand silk floss in 2926. Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid in PB03 Gold.


Design: Spring Time

Designer: Citrouille's Designs

Fabric: 34 count linen in Oaten Scone by Access Commodities

Fiber: Gloriana Threads silk floss in #188 Northern Lights

And finally, the (tiny!) finish:

Design: L'éventail de M-A

Designer: Chez Elisa

Fabric: 28 count Glasgow linen

Fibers: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Shepherd's Pasture. Gumnut Yarns Stars silk floss in #991 ecru. Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid in PB03 Gold.

Accouterments : Fleur de Lis frame by Hobby Lobby #6730261.

Well, that's all for me for now. Chicken is frying in the pan and I need to attend to that. Hope everyone is having a great week! :)


Respectfully submitted,



Christina said...

Nice progress on all of your pieces. Your finish is very nice. Wow, what a change of pace from Vegas to Reno. I haven't been to Reno in years. There used to be a very nice LNS there in Sparks.I want to say it was/is called A Stitch In Time. Windy Moon Quilts is a nice store for fabric if you sew/finish your pieces.Good luck on your new adventure.

Tracey said...

Beautiful work! Where can I get the A Belle Et Toile(hope I spelled that right) pattern? I saw it on Edgar's blog as well and I just love it, but didn't have much luck when I searched for it. You can email me at angelrose1108 at yahoo. com. Thanks so much for your help!

ArchangelDecker said...

Dear Tracey,

The A La Belle Etoile SAL was a limited time SAL during the Christmas 2011 holidays. I do not think it is available any longer, however, you can email Valerie at the Threadbasket at valerie@thethreadbasket.com to verify this.

HTH! :)

Shelleen said...

pretty finish and great WIP pics.

Patches said...

Great stitching

Rachel S-H said...

Congratulations on the new job! And on working on UFOs and WIPs!

Kaisievic said...

love the La Belle Etoile stitching piece - love your changes to the design.

hugs, Kaye xoxox