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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

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-

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!


Respectfully submitted,



Beaj said...

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

Annie said...

Beautiful job! Love the charms.