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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-

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Well, I suppose I should find projects that do not take so long to finish. I started this latest one in the morning on Friday, and managed to finish it up as the buzzer was about to ring in early Sunday morning. I should probably dig out another Bin O'Shame project, but today I don't think I am feeling that. I may kit up and start  Plum Pudding Needleart's Blessed Be instead. I have the perfect fabric for it. I just hope I have enough for it, and the Seafarer's Globe by Maria Diaz. I probably will not start the Seafarer's Globe by Maria Diaz as Ozzy is not doing well at all. We took him to the vet yet again yesterday and one of his kidneys has gotten even larger than the last time and he has lost a little over half a pound in a week and a half. The vets are convinced (in theory) at least, that it is cancer, which even with treatment, means a 6 month reprieve and massive expense. My heart is breaking, but we do what we can, when we can do it for our loved ones, yes? Until then, we carry on with the knowledge that we are soon to lose those we love and ask Whoever Is In Charge to make it peaceful and merciful on all of us.  

Well, at any rate. Here it is. Another ridiculously quick finish. 

Design: Cats For All Seasons Autumn Cat (#3 of 4)

Designer: Nancy Javier and Barbara Finwall of Banar Designs for Better Homes and Gardens

Fabric: 14 count khaki aida of unknown manufacturer

Fibers Used: Unknown as provided in the kit

Bling Used:  Mill Hill beads in #02031 Citron

Stitcher's Notes: The Spring Cat is the last in the series to stitch. At this time, I do not know if I will post the charts for sale or not. The Winter Cat is my favorite of them all, and I can see myself stitching that one again and again. And I really do think these need to be sold as a whole set. I will figure it out at some point, I suppose. :)

Began Friday, September 4, 2015:

 Finished Saturday, September 4, 2015:

Well, I had best be off. I need to go get more coffee and figure out which 'coloring with needle and thread' project will be next. I bid you all a peaceful Sunday!


Respectfully submitted,


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