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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-

Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Birthday, America!

This has always been one of my favorite versions of this song. I think folks can tend to over sing this song, so this is generally my preferred version. Although, for actual sung versions, it is very, VERY hard to beat the the U.S. Military Chorus, during the 2005 Superbowl. Chorus members from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Naval Academy put aside their rivalries and performed a stunning rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

For whatever reason, I do not have a lot of patriotic themed stitching. I know I have a ton of it in my stash, however, for whatever reason, I have just never gotten around to stitching any of it. I rectified that yesterday, but getting out this design that I have wanted to stitch since it came out in 2013. Two years is a long time to wait to stitch something, but I found the perfect threads to stitch it and I am so pleased with the outcome. I should probably turn this into a stand up or maybe even a pinkeep. Since there are a lot of fabric sales this weekend, perhaps a wee stop somewhere would not be out of line. 

Welp, here it is, in all of its' stitched glory:

Design: Yankee Doodle Flag

Designer: Sandra Dering of SanMan Originals

Fabric Used: 28 count raw natural Cashel linen by Zweigart

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours cotton floss in Bamboo. Victorian Motto Sampler Shop floss in Limited Edition Wolfpack Red and Blue Devil Blue. 

Began: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Finished: Friday, July 3, 2015

Stitcher's Notes: This was either a Message Board freebie or this was a Secret Shop purchase. As it is a .pdf and not a hard copy chart, alas, it is not for sale. 

Well, I had best be off. I have some chores to attend to such as figuring out dinner and cleaning up my stitching area. I hope every has a wonderful 4th of July!


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

blueladie said...

Great job, Cindy! Love it! :D Cathryn