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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-

Sunday, August 2, 2015

First Finish For August!

I have a number of quick stitches that I keep around in case I am either not feeling well, or I am working the overnight shift. These are easy stitches that I can zone out on and just enjoy the process. Tonight's finish is part of the number of projects that I have kitted up and ready to go. I am happy that this is another one out of the Kit Bin and this makes #2 out of the four projects that came in the kit. Woohoo!

Well, at any rate, here it is: 

Design: Cats For All Seasons Summer Cat (2 of 4)

Designer: Nancy Javier and Barbara Finwall of Banar Designs for Better Homes and Gardens

Fabric: 14 count khaki aida of unknown manufacturer

Fibers Used: Unknown as provided in the kit

Bling Used: Mill Hill beads in #42014 Petite Black seed beads

Stitcher's Notes: Substituted beads for cat's eyes and nose. Left off wording at the bottom. Left off backstitching of flowers as I didn't think they needed it. Substituted  DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 in 610 and 3866 for colors used on cat as I felt the original yellows did not look ok. 

I have #3, Autumn cat, all kitted up and ready to go for when September rolls around. I cannot believe that fall is almost here! It's mild here for Lost Vegas this summer and I am *not* complaining at ALL! It's been in the low 100's for most of the summer, with occasional one or two days of 110+ days. Those days are no bueno. In just a few short weeks it will be Pumpkin ALL THE THINGS! 'Ray! I better get on the stick and finish up the Bin O'Shame projects that I have lined up to try and make it to 30 this year. Wouldn't that be a hoot?! :)

Well, I had best be off. Time to clean up the stitching area and get back to it. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I wish you all a happy and prosperous week ahead! 


Respectfully submitted,


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