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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-

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!