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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

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, April 1, 2015

It's no joke! #14 from The Bin o'Shame!

Well, I managed to pull off yet another super quick finish from the Bin O'Shame. This was actually a kit that was in our car's dashboard. It was there in case I forgot to bring anything with me and was caught sitting around bored. This also is one reason why it did not get finished until today. Another reason was the backstitching. Unfortunately, this is another one of those designs, much like the Teacup Kitty where the design does not come to life unless copious amounts of 'off set' backstitching takes place. By 'off set', I mean that not each individual square is backstitched in the normal manner. The backstitching that I am referring to is almost in the long stitch manner for when you need an unbroken line. One could *almost* refer to this as 'English' backstitching, as I do not know of any US designers off the top of my head that employ this method of backstitching. I do see it quite frequently in English and Continental designs. While pretty, it requires a LOT of concentration to get correct, and this is a giant pain in my tookis. :)

Well, at any rate, here it is, #14: 

Design: Souffle cover kit

Designer: Silver Lining Group

Fabric: 16 count creme aida

Floss: Unknown as provided in the kit

Bling Used: Mill Hill beads in 342014 Petite Black

Stitcher's Notes: Cover kit from issue 46 of the UK Cross Stitch Card Shop magazine. 



I hope that I have not lost the card that went with this, as it came with the kit. I will have to dig through some things to see if I can't find it. If I can't, I have a few card making supplies and I will just use those. 

This also mean it's Stats Time. I did a quick inventory and found another project that I had taken out of the original 89 as I cannot find the chart for it. 

To date:

41 in purple bin

14 in small bin

15 in second small bin

Original Total: 89

Removed: 8 for various reasons

Final Total: 81

Total Stitched of Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 14

Total Remaining: 67

Better than the 89 I started off with, yea? ;)

Well, I best be off. Need to clean up the stitching area and get the next project out. Hope everyone has a fantastic week!


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That is CUTE! that little duckie :)
You go girl!