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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-

Friday, May 10, 2013

Not sure about growing fonder...

But I *have* been absent as of late. This can be accounted for in that over a week ago, we lost Charlie, our Maine Coon. The vet thinks he may have had cancer and he was declining fast, so we made the heartbreaking decision to put him to sleep. Then, as few days after that, my mother wound up in the hospital with a minor bug and her kidneys decided to not cooperate for a few days. The doctors decided to keep her for a few days as she is a diabetic and they wanted to keep her under observation. She came home this past Tuesday. I myself finally succumbed to sickness in the form of a sinus infection that was confirmed by the doctor yesterday. I am now on a course of antibiotics and have hit the headachy-grumpy-tired of being in bed phase. 

As consequence, what this means is that I have very little to show in my cross stitching efforts. I will however, mention that if you ever want 40 count to look big, stitch on 48 count for a while. To amuse myself, I pulled out some older projects to look at as I cannot concentrate on anything longer than 3 seconds, and so help me, the holes in the 40 count Picture This Plus Cashel linen looked big enough to hold a barn dance in. I picked up a project that I had finished, using a 14 count and I swear the holes looked big enough to drive a Mack truck through them! :)

At any rate, here is what I have so far:

Design: Summer In Bloom taken from the book Maria Selby Humphrey - 1831

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric: 48 count Dower linen by Lakeside Linens in Magnolia

Fibers Used: Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk in 124, 126, 163, 197, 312, 447, 463, 705, and 773. 

Fabric: 40 count Picture This Plus Cashel linen in Legacy

Fibers Used: Needlepoint, Inc. silk floss as charted

Well, I best be off. My head is starting to pound again and even posting this has worn me out. Hope everyone has a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. The single Moms, the partnered Moms, the Rescue Moms, the Moms for a lifetime and the Moms like me who were Moms for just a precious few minutes. Thank you for everything that you do and continue to do. 


Respectfully submitted,


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