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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

27. Boo! by Blackbird Designs. Finished Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

28. Yule by The Primitive Hare. Finished Monday, November 27, 2017

29. Merry One by Plum Street Samplers. Finished Saturday, December 9, 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-

Monday, September 21, 2015

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

However, in my case, I really am feeling lost. Ever since losing our beloved Ozzy earlier this month, I've really been at sixes and sevens Nothing has really appealed to me and I have even wandered off my recent Jardin Mythique start. DH and I took a couple of days off and did some things around the house. I wanted to start Deco Lady by Joan Elliott what was featured in Issue # 203 of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine to coincide with the arrival on Netflix of Season 3 of Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries. I got all of ten stitches in and wasn't feeling *any* of it. Last night, I got the urge to stitch on something fall/Halloween related. I couldn't bear to pick up Blessed Be by Plum Pudding Needleart again, so I went shopping in my stash and decided on this Blackbird Designs bonus chart instead. I was not digging on how the original looked, however, I thought it would be fun to turn it into a candy corn witch hat. We are big fans of the stuff in this establishment and generally have a bag around somewhere. It makes for a nice treat as you don't need much of it in order to satisfy a sweet tooth. 

Well, at any rate, here are my meager stitching efforts: 

Design: Witch's Hat Pincushion bonus design

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric: 32 count Belfast linen in Legacy  by Picture This Plus

Fibers Used:  Access Commodities Soie d'Alger in Noir, Blanc Optique, 521, 633. 

Stitcher's Notes: Bonus design from the leaflet Midnight Ride. Leaflet is the first in the Sewing Box series, circa 2013. Approximate DMC equivalents are B5200, 310, 445 and 722. Stitched one floss thread over 2 fabric threads. 

I am not sure how I am going to finish this one. I was thinking I may actually try my hand at at no sew cube with this one, but I haven't quite decided yet. 

Well, I had best be off. I have some stuff to do and I need to clean up my stitching area. Hope everyone had a great weekend. 

Respectfully submitted,