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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

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

12. Sweet Tulip by Jeannette Douglas Designs. Finished Tuesday, July 24, 2018

13. Autumn’s Bounty by Black Star Designs. Finished Monday, August 20, 2018

14. Caramel Apple by Mill Hill. Finished Wednesday, August 22, 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, July 15, 2014

UFO Finish!

Woohoo! Finally a finish and a long term UFO at that! I had to wait until I could get the beads, but I managed to earlier today. I may put a purple collar on the kitty at a later time, but for right now, this one is done. :)

Here are the pertinents and such:

Design: Halloween Fairy (Trick or Treat Fairy) from 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 #002 HL #008 HL Green, #102 Vatican Gold, #150V Vintage Amber, Blending Filament in #092 Star PinkRainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid in PB44 (Autumn Red). Glissen Gloss Sparkle metallic in SP01

Beads Used: Mill Hill beads in 00556 Antique Silver, 02011 Victorian Gold, 02023 Root Beer, 02034 Autumn Flame, 03049 Rich Red, and 42014 Petite Black. 

Stitcher's notes: As of this writing, I do not know where the chart for the kitty came from. S/he was found in a binder of cross stitch charts that I had for a long time and I tweaked the design to fit how I needed it to fit. The chart itself has no designer information such as name, blog, etc. Should I find the designer, I will be happy to post a link to the designer and give him/her credit. Began stitching on Saturday, September 21, 2008.

As of Wednesday, July 9, 2014:

As of Tuesday, July 15, 2014:

Well, I had best be off. Need to clean up my stitching area and get ready for WIP Wednesday tomorrow. No rest for the wicked :D! 


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Annie said...

Congrats on a fabulous finish! I have this one in my to-do pile. I didn't realize how many beads are in this until I saw your close up photos.
It's lovely, and you did a beautiful job!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What a gorgeous finish! It is stunning :)

Annie said...

She's so lovely! Congrats on such a lovey finish. All that metallic thread and beading would have driven me crazy, but you did it like a champ!