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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

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-

Friday, August 21, 2015

Second Pre Weekend Update

I've managed to get a fair amount done since Wednesday. I went back over my notes and I began this project on Began Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Today's post is 10 days of progress. With a little bit of luck, I *should* be able to finish it up this weekend and get it returned back to  Patricia G of the Fans of Blackbird Designs Facebook Group. If I manage to finish it up by Tuesday, the 25th, that would mean approximately 2 weeks from start to finish. None too shabby considering that this project is a bit more involved than I gave it credit for! 

Well, at any rate, here is my second pre-weekend progress:

Design: Their Song (Chart #24 from the 2007 Loose Feathers series) 

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric: 28 count Cashel linen in Legacy  by Picture This Plus

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Harvest, Ivy League, Old Crow,
Slate, and Tulip. Gloriana Threads 12 strand French silk floss in #016 Holiday Green. 

Stitcher's Notes: Chart on loan from Patricia G of the Fans of Blackbird Designs Facebook Group. 126w by 150h. Replaced the Weeks Dye Works cotton embroidery floss for silks. Began Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

Original Design:

As of Wednesday, August 19, 2015:

As of Friday, August 21, 2015:

I heard back from the specialty care vet's office. Even with pathology tests run, they still do not know what my poor cat has. The internists and oncology doctors consulted with one another and with pathology and apparently, if it *is* cancer, it is in its very wee infancy. He's not throwing up blood or bile, no going outside of the box, no howling, no nothing other than changes in drinking water and some behavior. This is frustrating, however, cancer would have been worse, I think. A cancer diagnosis is only 6 months with chemo :/. Which is no bueno. So, the next step will be a urine culture to see if it may be a kidney infection. If *that* test winds up negative, then there will be a confab to see what, if any, additional options there may be. In the mean time, in between time, it appears as if the weekend has already arrived:

Well, I had best be off. No rest for the wicked and all that. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! :)


Respectfully submitted,


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