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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

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, 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!