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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-

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 :)