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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-

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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