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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-

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Ghost Pumpkin

I have a confession to make. I absolutely ADORE white pumpkins. I have no idea as to what fascinates me so with them, but I just love them. As consequence, whenever I get the opportunity, I buy one in the supermarket and stitch them whenever I can. I have another planned piece that I want to do, however, it will have to wait until next year. Autumn Samplerhowever, did not escape the White Pumpkin Obsession and now boasts its' own white pumpkin. The thing is, due to the pale flax color of the fabric I am using, you know it's there, but you can barely see it. I am fairly amused by it and I am calling it the Ghost Pumpkin as consequence. This morning I managed to get a fairly decent picture to where it will show up, but I am fairly certain it will not make an appearance next time :).  I am ok with this because for several reasons:

1. I refuse to rip out one over one if it can be helped

2. While I love my silks, it is cost prohibitive to rip them out if it can be helped.

3. I rather like the idea of a pumpkin being there but not. Kinda ties in with the whole Halloween/Fall thing, yea? 

Well, without further ado, here is my progress so far on Autumn Sampler:

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

I best be off. Need to have breakfast then I have to go get my hair done. Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! :)


Respectfully submitted,


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