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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-

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! :)


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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!