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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

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-

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

At First Glance

Ever had something happen to you that at first glance you are really annoyed/disappointed/pissed off about but when you've taken a second look at it, it actually turns out to be a good thing? Case in point, Charter Communications cable tv. Turns out that in order to 'improve service', they've taken out all of the non digital tv stations and replaced them with HD ones. Now, normally, this wouldn't cause such a fuss, however, I am a HUGE fan of Create TV, which, you guessed it, is not a digital channel. DH and I do not watch a whole lot of TV as it is, so this was frustrating, disappointing, and ultimately, it pissed me off. However, as I got to thinking about it, this left me thinking that this is in the end game, a lot better for me. I have some projects planned of the non-stitching variety and have a few things in the works, at the moment. Now, I can spend more time on those, and naturally my stitching, rather than casting about trying to find something 'decent' on tv to watch. We have a Samsung Smart TV and a Netflix account if I truly need background tv noise. 

At any rate, I've made some progress on my Letters from Nora Letter Q  (now Letter O). I think it's coming along nicely, although, it still looks like the The Blob. I am hoping to get more done to where it starts coming together at least. Here's progress pics from last time and one I took just now:

Design: Letters from Nora Letter Q  (now Letter O)

Designer: Nora Corbett 

Fabric Used: 28 count Cashel linen in Minty Green Opalescent

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours  cotton floss in Argyle Socks, Cloud, Cobbled Peach, Heatherleigh, Hickory Sticks, Hydrangea, La Tierra, Vintage Violet, Wisconsin Woods. Kreinik (#4) Braid in Blue Merengue #3514.  Mill Hill glass seed beads in #00252 Iris, size 11/0 2.5 MM, Crystal Treasures #13063 Champagne Fuchsia rondeles size 4 MM, and Petite Seed Beads in #42027 Champagne, Size 15/0 2.0 MM. 

Stitcher's Notes:  XXII Winter Olympics project. Letter Q substituted for Letter O. Will leave the 'tail' of the Q off of the design. My LNS did not have letter O in stock, however, I liked the letter Q better anyway so it all worked out! :)

What it will eventually look like (minus the tail!): 

Progress as of Sunday, February 9, 2014:

Progress as of Wednesday, February 12, 2014:

Well, I best be off. Need to do some chores before I start dinner tonight. Hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine's Weekend! :)


Respectfully submitted,


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