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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, May 2, 2015

Sizzling Seventeen May Day Finish

It has gotten into the 90's here in Las Vegas already, which means that by the time August rolls around, tourists and locals alike will have the ability to burst into flames as soon as they step outdoors. Honestly, I know there are people who love this type of dry, dusty oven type conditions. It happens to be my misfortune that I am not one of them. I pray daily to whatever deity happens to be listening at the time, that with hard work and a wee bit a luck, there will be another move in the future. Hopefully, to somewhere more hospitable to my nature. I am a Child of the Ocean and the Desert is not very forgiving. 

What this all means is that I start craving summer type things to stitch. I need to be reminded of days at the shore, toes in the sand with a drink in the hand. The chatter of seagulls and dolphins *just* off the coast. The tang of salt air mixed with the smell of Coppertone. I found this one the other day in the  Bin O'Shame and since I could not concentrate for any length of time on the Black Tulips project that I had pulled out, I got this one out instead. Say what you like about monochromes, but if you are tired and don't feel well, they are excellent for not being too taxing stitching wise. I was torn between keeping this as a strict monochrome or adding a wee bit of red, to make it more 'summer' like. In the end, keeping it as a strict monochrome won out. I really like the 'crispness' of the stark white fabric and the soothing dark navy blue. 

Well, at any rate, here are the before and after pictures:

Design: Seaside Retreat

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric: 32 count white Belfast linen

Fiber Used: Kreinik soie d'alger #1425 E (dark navy)

Stitcher's Notes: Design taken from the book, A Stitcher's Journey. Design featured on page 16. Left off border and initials. Changed 'stitch with me' to 'sit with me. Added elements from the piece to fill in the space. 

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

Finished, Friday, May 1, 2015:

Well, I had best be off. Tons of stuff to do today. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


Respectfully submitted,


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