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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

27. Boo! by Blackbird Designs. Finished Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

28. Yule by The Primitive Hare. Finished Monday, November 27, 2017

29. Merry One by Plum Street Samplers. Finished Saturday, December 9, 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-

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Oh! So Very Close!

I am getting so, so close to finishing up pages one and two of Oriental Courage Storykeep. I am enjoying stitching this very much. I totally went the hermit route on my weekend. Loaded up a bunch of Hercule Poirot  movies and just had at it. I kicked things off on my Friday night with Star Trek: Into Darkness. What a fantastic movie. I could watch it over and over. 

My goals for the month of November are to finish up pages one and two of my Oriental Courage Storykeep and then try and finish up my Be Thankful piece that I am stitching in honor of Cathey of Pumpkin Patch and Company and her fight with cancer. On Black Friday of this year, my dear friend Barb and I are *FINALLY* getting to stitch a piece together. We've chosen Christmastide at Holly House by The Scarlett House as a stitch a long (SAL) this year. I have my fabric and two of the silk flosses that are needed to stitch the project. The rest of the silk will be purchased right before we begin. I am so excited about this SAL. I have chosen the same 40 Count Newcastle linen by Zweigart in Moondust from Silkweaver Fabrics that I am stitching the Be Thankful sampler on. It REALLY makes the colors pop. It will turn out gorgeous, I am sure. I've also got my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow on standby as well. I truly do need to pick that one back up. I'm still mulling the pieces that I want to work on for next year. So far, it's nothing but BAP's and UFO's. We will see once the new year starts, eh?

Well, enough of my blathering. Here's my progress since Halloween night: 

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 4,119 
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 10,702
DMC 902: Number of Stitches 3 

DMC 3371: Number of Stitches 318 

Stitcher's Notes: Stitching pages 1 and 2 simultaneously. 

Progress as of 10.31.2013:

Progress as of 11.02.2013:

All I have to do now is fill in all of that white part with DMC 817 and pages one and two will be finished. I am so excited about that! I have pages three and four put together, so if I get any free time in between my goals, it will be ready to go. 

Well, I best be off. Need to get ready for work. Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! :)


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Kaisievic said...

Love the sound of your great Christmas pieces, and I am so impressed that you know how many stitches of eac colour thread you have made progress with! You storykeep looks great.

Angela P said...

Looks wonderful! Sounds like you have many wonderful projects on the go :)