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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-

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A tiny finish

So I got out Gessie's Flower kit  which was an exclusive to Needle In A Haystack. It was purchased during the Birthday Fest almost two weeks ago. I loved the colors and the design and I really couldn't wait to start it. I had initially started stitching it with two The Gentle Art Sampler Threads over two Lakeside Linens threads. I didn't get very far, when I realized the project was too big and bulky for me! It must a by-product of working on smaller thread counts. I have just become too used to stitching with one thread over two threads of tiny count fabric. 

So, I quickly removed all of the stitches that I had done (which was all of six) and restitched it, by stitching it one over one. I found that I was much happier with the outcome. AND I have the added bonus of having enough of the special fabric left over to stitch it again. Yay! 

At any rate, I finished this up late last night and I am excited to present you all with a finish. :D

Design:  Gessie's Flower

Designer: Unknown. The motif is inspired from an 1800 Italian Sampler in the private collection of friend of Needle In A Haystack.

Fabric: 28 count Graziano Milan in a Needle In A Haystack exclusive color Fagioli by Lakeside Linens

Threads Used: The Gentle Art Sampler Threads in as of yet unknown exclusive colors. 

Stitcher's note: I place a Kelmscott Designs' needle minders by the piece so you can see how small the stitching is. Stitched with one strand of The Gentle Art Sampler Thread over one thread of Lakeside Linens

Well, I best be off. Allergies are really playing havoc today and there's another project I'd really like to finish. Hope everyone is having a great week! :)


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