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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-

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Finally a finish! :D

I know it comes as a shock, but about 10 days ago, my husband took me camping. I must also state categorically and for the record, that I do NOT camp. My idea of camping for the weekend is checking into here and not ordering room service. Having to schlep down stairs to get food instead of ordering room service like a civilized person is my idea of 'roughing it'. That being said, it's taken my beloved husband 6.5 years to get me to agree to go camping. And how did he accomplish this minor miracle? By promising me indoor plumbing and the chance to see bears. What can I say? I am a sucker for bears. *Shrug*. Go figure. 

The site of our first trip was Plumas-Eureka State Park in California. We had a nice time and even saw signs of early fall (YAY!!!). No bear sightings (awww!!!) but here are some of my favorite pictures that I took:

Our campsite:

Little Jamison Falls:

Early signs of fall:

Grass Lake:

To commemorate the trip, I decided to stitch a camping themed piece. I dug around in my stash and I came up with Little House Needleworks' Tall Pines. I started in the car on the way to the campground and finished up earlier today. I would have posted a picture of the finish, but I had to bolt for the door to get to work :P. 

At any rate, here is the finished piece, with the changes I made:

Design: Tall Pines

Designer:  Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks

Fabric:  28 count Lugana in Mushroom. The color of the fabric is close to DMC 613).

Fibers: Crescent Colours cotton floss in English Ivy and Garden Gate (substituted for DMC #712 - cream). DMC 434 (substituted for Crescent Colours Brandied Pears). The Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Buttercrunch (substituted for Weeks Dye Works Straw), Sarsaparilla (substituted for Crescent Colours La Tierra) and Mountain Mist. 

Errata: Stitched one over one. 

Welp, I need to go. Got some chores to do before I go to bed. Before I go, here is a picture of Doro, being 'helpful':

Hope everyone has a great week! :)


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1 comment:

Christina said...

Congrats on your cute finish. Nice pics from your trip. DH and I have been together for 20 years and I still refuse to go camping. ;) I will go hiking, but no camping.