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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-

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.