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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

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 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-

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,