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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-

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It Is Done

At precisely 2 PM PDST, I finished up my oldest UFO. I had originally started this project three weeks before what would have been my father's 51st birthday. Pride goeth before a fall, and I foolishly thought that I could finish this up in time. On his birthday on Friday, August 29, 1997, I presented him with the following that was gaily wrapped up for him as he was a huge Civil War buff:


I apologized that I had not finished it in time and I was presenting him with half finished work. I promised him that I would have it finished as soon as I could. I was in September that we found out that he had pancreatic cancer. He went through the surgery in early October and had died on Thursday, October 23, 1997. In the almost 18 years since then I have rarely, if ever, touched this piece. It just plain hurt too much to stitch on it. Apparently, this has been the year for me to stitch through my grief issues, as I managed to get through the memorial sampler for our son a scant month ago. It's a lot to emotionally process, but I am smiling through the tears. :)

At any rate, here it is. 



Design: Faded Glory from Portrait of the Civil War Book #119 (an OOP booklet)



Designer: Jeanette Crews Designs




Fibers: DMC 347, 415, 762, 930, 931, and 3328


As of Wednesday, July 22, 2015:




As of Saturday, July 25, 2015:





Happiest of birthdays to you, daddy. There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss you. Remember that I love you.







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Respectfully submitted,


Your loving daughter, C. 



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