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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

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-

Friday, March 15, 2013

Nickles and Dimes (AKA- The Birthday Stash post)

Well, I haven't really been stitching any, but by Jove, I've been shopping up a storm! Nashville Market was at the beginning of this month and there were a LOT of goodies released. 

Teh Hubmeister took me to Monterey for my birthday. We speciffically went to go see the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was absolutely stunning. I could have stayed there ALLLLLLLL day! We went into San Francisco's Chinatown. Had a blast just wandering around and shopping. We purchased two sets of really nice placemats with matching chopsticks and some tea. 

Here is a picture of one of the giant sea turtles that I took:

Teh Hubmeister has better photos and I will try and get those later on. For my birthday, which was yesterday, he took me to Needle In A Haystack. What an absolutely WONDERFUL store! 

Teh Hubmeister also let me get whatever I wanted! He soooooo spoils me! Here is what I got:

1. Gloriana Threads Tudor Silk in Light French Blue #242. One ply is half the weight of a regular silk floss ply. Ideal for fine count work such as 40, 45 & 48 count linen. You can use multiple ply on less dense counts (e.g. 3-ply on 36 count, 4-ply on 32 count). 

2. Gessie's Flower kit. A lovely kit that is an exclusive to Needle In A Haystack.  The motif is inspired from an 1800 Italian Sampler in the private collection of friend of Cathe's. The kit contains everything, needle, a piece of 28 count Graziano Milan by Lakeside Linens in a Needle In A Haystack exclusive color - Fagioli, plus four colors of Limited Edition Gentle Art Sampler Threads. The colors have no names, but I plan on doing research to see if I can find any information on them. 

3. Lizzie Kate's A Bee C limited edition kit

4. A Mon Ami Pierre's Le Temps Qui Passe. For those that are contemplating buying the chart, but are hesitant over the $15.00 or so price, let me say that there are TWO charts in this chartpack. They are of VERY high quality printing and the paper is really nice. The instructions are in French, but you can easily figure out the directions. 

5. Just Nan's Spring In the Tulips. I loved this one, and this is apparently going to be a seasonal series. And I am nothing, if not a sucker for seasonal series. 

6. Puffin and Company Needle Nanny in the new Bunny style. I was pleasantly surprised about how strong the magnets are. I love the bunny. I thought it was just too cute to pass up!

7. And last but not least, a new pair of DOVO's! I got a pair if the Lion's Tail kind. They are 3.5 inches with a fine point. I love, love, LOVE these scissors. 

When I got home, I had some eBay winnings waiting for me. 

First up was Carriage House Samplings A Quaker Study

And the Holy Grail of them all, Blackbird Designs, Blessings Be Thine:

This one is loooooooooooooong out of print and VERY highly sought after. I couldn't believe it when I managed to score it! :) I may not get to stitch it this year, as I am still trying to plug away at my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. I am actually way behind on it, and need to get back to it. 

Well, I best be off. I have a ton of stuff to do today before going back to work. Hope everyone has a great weekend! :)


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Christina said...

Happy Belated Birthday. DH and I love to go to Monterey. Haven't been to Needle in A Haystack since they moved the first time. LOL Nice stach haul.

elenamac said...

happy Belated Birthday!! I love everything you've buy!! And my dream will be come back again in USa for visit the San Franciscpo bay area again!! I remeber such a wonderful places!!!