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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

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, June 4, 2014

Late Wednesday WIP post

For whatever reason, I have not been able to get back into stitching on The Easter Fairy. Maybe it's the (to me) confusing symbols for the flowers at the bottom of her dress. Maybe it's the confusing symbols on her hand. (Do I stitch an elongated cross stitch, or are those quarter stitches?). For whatever reason, I decided today to get out an oldie but a goody in the closet. I had seen this whilst I was looking for something else. Always the case, yea? 

I have managed to get a fair amount of work done on this piece. Which really isn't saying much since it's languished since Saturday, September 27, 2008! (It was actually started on Saturday, September 21, 2008! o.O)

As always, here are the pertinents:

Design: Halloween Fairy (Trick or Treat Fairy) in the September 2008 Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine

Designer: Nora Corbett 

Fabric Used: 32 count Cashel linen in Fog by Picture This Plus from their Crystal (opalescent) line

Fibers Used:  DMC in 300, 451, 452, 779, 838, 869, 920, 922, 948, 3354, 3371, and 3743. Kreinik (#4) Braid in Emerald, Crimson, Blue Ice and Blue Merengue. #080HL Garnet High Lustre. 

Bling Used: Mill Hill glass seed beads in 00165 Christmas Red, 00252 Iris, and 02036 Shimmering Bittersweet. Antique Glass Seed Beads in #03047 Blue Iris. Size 8 glass beads in 18014 Black and 18828 Opal Seafoam. 

Cover of the September 2008 Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine:

Original Design:

Last update, dated Saturday, September 27, 2008:

As of today, Wednesday, June 6, 2014: 

Well, I had best be off. Go back into work tomorrow and I still have some chores to attend to. Hope everyone is having a great week! :)


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