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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

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, September 6, 2013


Lots and lots of stitching and kitchen crafting today. Managed to finish Autumn Sampler and get in some cooking. I love to cook more than even stitching. I wanted to be a professional chef, however, 'back in the day' your only avenues were professional schools in France or quit school at 13 like Jacques Pépin and work in kitchens my whole life. It never happened, but DH has promised me that if we ever get the money, I will get to go to Le Cordon Bleu in Paris for both the Diplôme de Cuisine and the Diplôme de Pâtisserie. When you get both, Le Grand Diplôme is awarded. How exciting would that be?! :)

Well at any rate, I will post stitchy pictures first, then the cooking pictures. 

Design: Autumn Sampler

                        Designer:  Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks

Fabric: unknown 28 count Flax linen (Possibly Zweigart's Cashel linen)

                 Fibers Used:  Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Beanstalk,                                 Old Crow, Pumpkin Carriage, Red Fox, Teddy Bear, and                                                            Vanilla Pudding

Stitcher's notes: Stitched one over one. Did not stitch the called for border. Stitched checkerboard with Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Old Crow and Vanilla Pudding. Pumpkin stitched in Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Vanilla Pudding. Date stitched in Roman numerals. Only one berry stitched in Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Red Fox in upper corners due to space issues. 

And, now for the cooking pictures. I made up a huge batch of beef stew for dinner tonight. I was really in a fall mood. I am tired of salads (Hold that thought till January there, sweet pea! :P) and wanted something completely different. This fit the bill. This same stone killed another bird by being prepared before DH and I go camping at Prairie Creek Redwoods. Now, that particular meal is covered and I won't have to scramble to make it because I forgot to plan ahead! :)

I also made a Pumpkin Spice Cake with a Honey Buttercream frosting. DH gave it a 4 out of 5 stars. We both think that the frosting needs to be on my Pumpkin Loaf that I make. :P

Welp, I best be off. The work week starts tomorrow and I have tons to do before bed. Hope everyone has a great weekend and hopefully I will have a stitchy post next week for you all! :)




Kaisievic said...

Great finish and your ,cooking looks scrumptious.

elenamac said...

very cute the Autumn sampler!!


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Beautiful Sampler!!And some DELICIOUS looking food :)