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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

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-

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! :)


Respectfully submitted,


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