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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

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-

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Frog Post

There are some projects, and some sections of those projects, that would try the patience of all the angels and the saints in heaven. In my case, I am referring to the top portion of La Tour Eiffel, that is in my current UFO/WIP in the Q-Snaps. I would probably have finished this up, had it not been for that section. I had to frog and re-frog no less than FOUR, count 'em!, FOUR times. Four times, with my precious silks. And since the linen I am stitching on is VERY rough, I could not back out by 'unstitching' what had been stitched. I was thisclose to putting the project BACK into the UFO/WIP bin. Honestly, my DH was even getting close to requesting that I do just exactly that! 

But, for whatever reason, I stubbornly hung in there, determined to see it through. I *knew* that if I put it back up, it wouldn't see the light of day until at LEAST next Christmas, if ever. So, I kept at it, although, I was sooooo not happy about having to cut out all that silk time and again. Eventually, things got put to rights, and I've managed to put a sizable enough dent in it to where the project is almost finished. 

Designer: A Mon Ami Pierre

Fabric: Zweigart 40 count New Castle Linen in Dirty

Fibers Used: Access Commodities Soie d'Alger in F17, Noir, 215, 542, 942, 3426, 3596, 4625, and 4916. Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Carnation, Old Crow and Slate. 

Stitcher's Notes: Changed skirt from lavender, cream and royal purple to black, cream and grey. I wasn't digging on the purples, but I think the black and grey and cream is très chic, non?

As of Saturday, December 14, 2013:

As of Tuesday, December 17, 2013:

Well, I best be off. DH will be done with work soon, and then dinner needs to be arranged. Hope everyone is having a great week!


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

wilma b said...

Sorry this piece caused you so much grief, but it turned out great!