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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-

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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