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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-

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Post

Last night I couldn't sleep, so I decided to burn some midnight oil and put in a few hours on my Oriental Courage Storykeep. I made a LOT of hot tea and put some movies on the computer and decided to have a DMC party consisting of 310 and 817, with a wee bit of 666 and 815 thrown in for variety. Note to self, if you do this again, pick another project that is either monochrome or has large areas of one or two colors to stitch. At 4 AM, you are not capable of confetti stitching at that hour. :D

For whatever reason, this year I have decided to forgo Halloween themed stitching. The bug just did not hit me this year at ALL. Which is fine I suppose, as I have enough to stitch for 12 lifetimes. Not that I will ever admit to that out loud! :P

I may also have to put my Oriental Courage Storykeep aside for the upcoming Christmas season. I have a friend of mine that wants to stitch up Christmastide at Holly House by The Scarlett House as a stitch a long (SAL) this year. I also still have my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow that needs attending to. I have been thinking about my stitching goals for next year, and at this point I may not have any at all. Seems like every time I make them, I never can keep them. As it is, I will not have a finish for the end of this month as this is the last day, and both Christmastide at Holly House and Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow are huge projects, so I don't see any quick finishes there. Ah, well. These things happen. 

Welp, here is the progress that I have made on Oriental Courage Storykeep since Sunday. As always, stitchy notes first! :)

Design: Oriental Courage Storykeep

Designer: Michelle Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs. Based on the original artwork of Lee Ann Seed

Fabric: 22 count Antique White aida by Wichelt

Fibers: DMC in 154, 310, 321, 498, 606, 666, 814, 815, 817, 902 and 3371

DMC 154: Number of Stitches 148 
DMC 310: Number of Stitches 4119 
DMC 321: Number of Stitches 172 
DMC 498: Number of Stitches 334 
DMC 606: Number of Stitches 195 
DMC 666: Number of Stitches 846 
DMC 814: Number of Stitches 629 
DMC 815: Number of Stitches 384 
DMC 817: Number of Stitches 10702
DMC 902: Number of Stitches 3 

DMC 3371: Number of Stitches 318 

Progress as of 10.27.2013:

Progress as of 10.31.2013:

What it will look like after 8 pages of stitching:

Well, I best be off. Going to try and do some chores and maybe a nap. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! :)

Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

Beaj said...

Wow, looks great and coming along nicely. You're braver than me...:)