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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

27. Boo! by Blackbird Designs. Finished Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

28. Yule by The Primitive Hare. Finished Monday, November 27, 2017

29. Merry One by Plum Street Samplers. Finished Saturday, December 9, 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-

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mardi Gras Finish

Today was such a nice day. I had the day off and went over to Stitcher's Paradise with my friend Barb to get supplies for a couple of projects that needed wrapping up. I managed to color match the purple and finished this up in less than ten minutes. I loved stitching this one and I loved choosing which of the masks that i was going to use with this design. When I purchased the chart from another SanMan member, she included a package of 6 mask charms. Out of all the ones in the package, these two were my favorites. 

Well, at any rate, on with the show!

Design: Mardi Gras (exclusive Member Only chart)

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals

Fabric: 28 count Zweigart Lugana evenweave in Rainbow Sparkle by Silkweaver in their Reflections line. 

Fibers Used: Access Commodities Soie d'Alger in #215 Emerald, #521 Yellow, and #1336 Very Dark Purple. 

Bling Used: Mill Hill beads in #00128 Crayon Yellow, #00167 Christmas Green, and #02085 Brilliant Orchid

Stitcher's Notes: The three traditional colors of Mardi Gras (purple, green and gold), honors the Three Kings who visited the Christ child on Epiphany, the twelfth day after Christmas.  The colors represent Justice (purple), Faith (green) and Power (gold). 

There have been updates concerning the fire that recently broke out at one of the Au Ver A Soie factories in France. Thankfully, no one was injured. It will take some time to get that particular factory set back to rights. Hopefully, it will not take the family long.

Well, I had best be off. I need to get going on dinner tonight. Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!


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Beaj said...

Love the chart and the charms...Gorgeous..:)

Annie said...

Beautiful job! Love the charms.