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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

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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