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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

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-

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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