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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, April 16, 2013

Another Block Two Update And New Goodies!

It's cold and snowing off and on here (this despite the calendar date!), so I picked Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow back up. I discovered much to my dismay that the roof on the East Wing of the house was one row off and had to be completely frogged. So, I bit the bullet and frogged that section out and went on to other places in the piece that needed attending to. I haven't yet restitched the roof of the East Wing, simply because at the bottom of this block, it is ALLLLLLLLLLLL fill in with Thread Gatherer's Silk n' Colors Mint Frost.  As in 23 ROWS of it. And that's not including the fill in of the windows of the house with Needlepoint, Inc. 871, which is an off white. Needless to say, I am stitching the Mint Frost  right now while the mood is upon me. Proper pacing procedures are being followed, however, I do anticipate a time where I get disgusted with stitching with so much white and off white. 

At any rate, here is my progress so far:

Fabric: 40 count Picture This Plus Cashel linen in Legacy

Fibers Used: Needlepoint, Inc. silk floss as charted

And now for the goodies that came in the mail yesterday. First up is a Maia cross stitch kit entitled My Fair Lady. It is based upon the artwork of Karen Dupré. The original piece was titled My Fair Lady IV

This second one needs no introduction. I have been looking for this one for forever now and every time it comes up on eBay, it's in the $100.00 range and above. I managed to snag this at a VERY reasonable price and was overjoyed when it came in the mail yesterday. It's by Midsummer Night Designs, and it's the much heralded Memorial Sampler

I am probably going to stitch both pieces on my beloved Legacy linen by Picture This Plus. I think both pieces would really 'pop' on that fabric. I am also seriously thinking of converting the Gentle Art Sampler Threads to silks, probably to either Belle Soie or Au Ver a Soie's Soie d'Alger. Or, I may stitch this on my 48 count Dower linen I recently snapped up and stitch it with Gloriana's Luminescence or Tudor Silk threads. Lots of decisions to make. Which, I think will probably boil down to availability and pricing (!) of materials. 

Well, I best be off. The Hubmeister will be here with lunch soon and I need to get my desk cleaned off of all this stitchy goodness. Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! :)


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Sylvie said...

it's cold today too in France ! So pretty pictures on your blog.

elenamac said...

I love everything!!!