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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-

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bagged and Tagged

Well, I may not have been stitching hardly any, but I sure have been aquiring! Not that I don't have anything to stitch, mind you. I've had these things on my wish list for quite some time now and have slowly found them here and there. Some were LNS purchases, others were ONS and auction sites. Some were off line between myself and another fellow stitcher. I think you'll agree, I've done rather well! :D

First up is a few Just Nan things I found in my LNS. I was lucky enough to score the LAST of what was available. Yay! Go me! I managed to snag Summer Typography, some extra hangers for my Gingerbread Mouse ornaments (I really wanted to make more than one!), and the super, super rare Lady Scarlet's Secret Garden!!! I could never find this one at a price even approching a reasonable price, but this one sure was. I really lucked out at my LNS! :)

Next up is a kit that Blackbird Designs did last year. I waffled on this for quite some time, but when I decided I wanted it, it was all sold out. As is always the case, yes? So, I managed to snag this one at an online auction site. The kit is called Wild Garden and it came in this very pretty tin. 

Next up is two semi kits from Kreinik Manufacturing. They are apart of the 'Remember The Ladies' series. These were also purchased via an online auction site. One is by Historic Stitches called Williamsburg Lady. The other is by Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin and is called Milkpaint Sampler. Both have half skeins of the Kreinik silk mori floss in them. I just have to supply the fabric. I am seriously considering doing these on at least 40 count, but we shall see.  

Next up is yet another HAED. I simply could not resist this one during a recent 50% off sale. I LOVE this design and hopefully can start it soon. This one is called Dragon Skies by Selina Fenech

Next up is a purchase I made from another stitcher. I've been wanting this one for quite some time now and this is such a neat book. This is Miniatures de Point de Croix by Francoise Prax. It is published by Marabout in France. It has 50 charts in it and I adore going through it! I can see using these tiny samplers as test for fabric and floss combinations for larger pieces. 

Last up is L'arbre de Noé et autres tableaux au point de croix  by Julia Line of Long Dog Samplers. This is also published by Marabout in France. It has ten giant samplers in them and I have wanted this book for a long, long time. This is the first edition of the book and it is all in French. I wanted it for the Paradigm Revisited (which is inspired by the book Paradise Lost by John Milton), and the Les grandes pensées sampler. The name and the sampler were inspired by a maxim attributed to Luc de Clapier, Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747). Both of these samplers are just gorgeous and I am also hoping to get to them at some point in the near future. 

The yellow folder on the left of the picture is what houses the charts for the samplers. I am such a sucker for packaging! :P

 Paradigm Revisited

 Les grandes pensées

Well, that's all for now. Hope everyone is having a great week! 


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