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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-

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Snow White Black Friday

In the US, after we have given thanks for what we have on Thanksgiving, we have a very odd tradition where we race out to our nearest stores for more things we don't have. Traditionally, this has been the day after Thanksgiving, however, in recent times, this has come to mean later on that same day, before your turkey and dressing has had time to settle. This Bacchanalian fest of retail madness is called Black Friday. For my non-US readers, this phenomenon is srs bsns in the retail world and not something I am inclined to indulge in as I get older in life. I have no desire to get up at 4 AM to get in a line to get a ticket to get into a store to have a chance to purchase a tv I don't need. Instead, I prefer the comforts of home and Cyber Monday. Yes, I realize that this yet another marketing scheme by the good folks on Madison Avenue, however, on Cyber Monday, one can shop from the comfort of one's home, in one's flannel jammies (in the requisite Campbell tartan!) and get free shipping to boot. Can't beat that with a stick!

At any rate, what this means, is that yesterday, I treated Black Friday very much like a hurricane. Make sure plenty of food and water is available, the cats had food and clean litter, and it was batten down the hatches time. I rode out said Black Friday storm with a new start (gasp!)and a Harry Potter movie marathon. It was highly productive and I am hoping for another Hermit and Stitch day today. Well, enough of my blathering, here is what I have so far! :)

Design: Snow White

Designer: Little House Needleworks

Fabric Used: 28 count Cashel linen by Picture This Plus in Herald

Fiber Used : Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Icing

I am loving this project and hope to have it finished up really soon. It's flying by and I am really loving the way it's turning out. I have a few more UFO's lined up to finish after this new start break and I can't wait to get to them. 

I must be off for now. Need to get the house picked up a bit and then settle in for the rest of Harry Potter and my Snow White WIP.  Hope everyone in the US had a Happy Thanksgiving Day and happy weekend to you all! :)


Respectfully submitted,



Christina said...

Very nice, looks great. I avoid Black Friday as well.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I love your start on the fantastic PtP fabric...stunning!
And a harry potter marathon and stitching.....I think I may have to steal that idea!