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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-

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sea Flora Update And A Zone Out Finish

Hope everyone is having a great week. This week has been a bit stressful at work, so last night I picked out a a quick to do project that I could just zone out on. I was not up for stitching anything that required a great deal of concentration and this fit the bill. And I just LOVE this color. I am going to have to purchase a great deal more of this vibrant shade of teal blue. 

At any rate, here is my finish:

Design: Teal Butterfly Tuck

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals

Fabric: 28 count white Monaco

Floss Used: The Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Tutti Frutti 

Stitcher's Notes: This was a SanMan Originals Secret Shop exclusive. Bling that is used was included in the purchase of the chart. I will update notes if I ever manage to locate the manufacturer. The tuck was handmade by Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals and was included with the chart and buttons. 

Am I allowed to say that Sea Flora has been going swimmingly so far? After the initial hair pulling stages, stitching has been going a lot easier for some reason. I am still having to take my time with this one and I can't just rip through it, like I have been here lately. Perhaps she is telling me that I need to slow down and just enjoy the summer and the progress I am making. Food for thought at least :). 

Well, here she is:

Design: Sea Flora #NC194

Designer: Nora Corbett for Wichelt Imports

Fibers: DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss Art. 117  in B5200, 154, 156, 211, 333, 747, 754, 838,  951, 959, 964, 3371, 3746, 3807 and 3847. 

Bling Used: Mill Hill beads 00216, 00252, 02008, 02085, 03044, 40020, and 18829

                                            As of Sunday, May 31, 2015:

As of Thursday, June 11, 2015:

Closeup of the beading:

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


Respectfully submitted,



Annie said...

Sweet little tuck with all that bling!

Good progress on Sea Flora. That will be a beauty!

Beaj said...

Love the tuck, looks gorgeous.
Wow I see why you need to slow down...gorgeous bead work and stitching..:)