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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-

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Spoke Too Soon!

This is one of those rare times where a project did not take as long as I had anticipated. I had managed to finish this guy up by late afternoon yesterday. I was grateful for the minimum of backstitching on this one. It did not take nearly as long as Friendship block. I *love* the way this guy turned out. I can see me stitching him in a variety of colors. I know there are a lot of folks who never re-stitch a project, but as for me, I find a variety of projects that can be finagled with to make them totally different from the last time. :)

Well, here is yesterday's WIP Wednesday, that turned into a finish instead. Not that I am complaining, mind you! ;)

Design: Strength (Block #5 from the 2002 Dragon Virtues Series)

Designer: Jennifer Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams

Fabric Used: 14 count White aida

Fibers Used: DMC 208, 209, 210, 211, 550, 740, 742, 743, 744, and 3371.  Kreinik metallic thread #4 VFB in #023 LilacRainbow Gallery Tiara twisted French metallic in #T116 Purple

Stitcher's Notes: No notes regarding the start date of this project. Converted to purples from original greens. Resumed stitching on Monday, August 31, 2015.

As of Wednesday, September 2, 2015:

Finished late Wednesday, September 2, 2015:

With this project, I have 34 projects wrapped up from my Bin O'Shame project. I am toying with the idea that after I manage to get #35 out of the way (which is now awaiting me in the Q-Snaps!), I am just going to finish out the year stitching out of the Bin O'Shame. Just to see how far I can go with this. I have set myself a goal of just 10 projects out of the Bin O'Shame for next year, as I have managed to stitch way past my original goal of 25. With a wee bit of luck, I may even get the UFOs/WIPs down to just the HAEDs! I have many, many projects that I wish to start next year, including my much coveted OOP/HTF/Rare three ring binder of projects. I have a good many Prairie Schooler, Goode Huswife, Blackbird Designs, Judith Kirby and many others that I have been wanting to get to stitch. I am kicking some ideas around in my head as to the plotting out of projects, but I may just see where the wind and the sea take me instead :). This has been an interesting stitching journey this year and I do not doubt that next year will be even more interesting! :)

Well, I had best be off. I need to go get more coffee and #35 awaits for the pas de deux that is what I refer to as coloring with fabric and thread. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Until next time! :)


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1 comment:

Me said...

Wow! That's a lot done, congratulations!