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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

12. Sweet Tulip by Jeannette Douglas Designs. Finished Tuesday, July 24, 2018

13. Autumn’s Bounty by Black Star Designs. Finished Monday, August 20, 2018

14. Caramel Apple by Mill Hill. Finished Wednesday, August 22, 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, 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...:)