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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-

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 :)