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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

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-

Friday, February 7, 2014

XXII Olympic Winter Games Start

I decided to reward myself for finishing up Block Two of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings and start a new project. I seem to have caught Mirabilia Fever and quite frankly, I'm not sure I want to be cured of it at this stage. :P

The only thing different at this stage is is that most of Nora Corbett's designs are stitched on 28 or 32 count fabric. I have not stitched on either of these fabrics in about 2 years, so it feels strange to be stitching on a 28 count. It feels like the stitches are just gigantic and not centered properly. I made some really good progress last night while watching some of the XXII Winter Olympics on TV. I am really loving the project so far. I heard a lot of ladies start projects to stitch while watching the Olympic Games on TV, both in the summer and the winter. I think it's a neat idea to finish up and/or start something during that time. I do not think I will be able to finish mine up by the time the closing ceremonies take place on the 23rd of this month, but I'm going to let the Universe handle that. Who knows? I may surprise myself. It is two weeks after all! :)

Welp, at any rate. Here is my Official XXII Winter Olympics start. I'm changing the design a wee bit, which I will explain in the stitchy notes. :)

As always, details first! :D

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: 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 Thursday, 02.06.2014:

I think it's turning out really nice. I love, love, LOVE Nora Corbett 's designs on opalescent fabrics. I think it takes them to a whole other level. But then again, I do love sparkly and shiny things! :)

Yesterday, I also managed to score another Nora Corbett beauty, this time it was Touching The Autumn Sky. God knows what miracle I managed to land this one and at a VERY reasonable price, to boot. I know this particular NC will go for $100.00 US plus on eBay. Must have been my lucky day. Not that I'm complaining, mind! :) Here is a picture of it:

I do not know when I will get to start this one. It won't be for some time, I know. I have plans for this one, and I need quest for the perfect opalescent sky blue for it. 

Well, at any rate, I best be off. Time for lunch and then DH and I have plans for fun stuff this afternoon. Hope everyone has a great weekend! :)


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