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2018 Finishes

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-

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Know When To Hold 'Em

As in card playing, a good stitcher knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Since last night, I have had not one, but two projects from the Bin O'Shame projects that I have been working on. The one that I picked out after the Mickey Mouse card was finish just gave me all sorts of fits. For the life of me, I could not make the edges of the ornament line up. After about the 6th time of picking out and restitching the same sections, I just decided it was not worth the fight. So, I picked out the remaining stitches, kept the fabric and moved on. It was a small project from 2008, and I probably would have tried to make it work, however, the project was using a hand dyed thread that has been discontinued for many years now and I only have the one skien left. So, discretion and valor took hold and I made my decision and stuck with it. 

The one I am posting today had similar issues. No matter what I did, I could not line up the motifs. So, making the 2nd executive decision within 12 hours, I just cleaned up what I could and called it a day. I am going to turn this into a scissor fob, I think, or perhaps an Altoid tin topper. We will see. Well, at any rate, here is #28 from the Bin O'Shame:

Design: Hearts and Flowers (cover kit)

Designer: Celebrations in Cross Stitch (Samplers)magazine June 1996

Fabric: 18 count Antique White aida by unknown manufacturer

Floss: DMC in 503, 776, 931, 932, 3733 and 3813

Stitcher's Notes: Cover kit Celebrations in Cross Stitch magazine Future Publishing June 1996. Please note that at this time, this chart is not for sale or trade.

Well, I had best be off. Hope everyone has a happy Tuesday! :)

Respectfully submitted,


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