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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-

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

Last night as I was browsing the internet, I came across news articles of the horrible attacks that occurred in the city of Paris, France. As an American, I am deeply horrified and saddened that this has happened. My most heartfelt prayers are going to the citizens of France in this deeply troubling time. And across the world, poor Japan had another somewhat sizable earthquake, which triggered a 'small' tsunami. My prayers and thoughts are with the citizens of Japan as well. 

In these situations, it is hard to know what to do, if anything. I wish I had billions of dollars so that I could donate what was needed. Alas, I am not independently wealthy by any stretch of the imagination. So, I do what I can, which is stitch. I chose this new start as the designer and the fibers I am using are French, as well as the needles and scissors I will be using. Only the fabric is of a different country (of German manufacture, purchased in the US). 

Well, at any rate, here is the latest start, dedicated to La Belle France:

Design: Fleur De Lis #bnar308

Designer: Jean-Louis Grandsire (retired) of broderie.net

Fabric Used: 28 count raw Glasgow linen by Zweigart

Fibers Used:  Au Ver À Soie  Soie d'Alger in Blanc, Noir, 942 and 1424

Accouterments: Scissors and size 28 needles by Bohin

Stitcher's Notes: Began Saturday, November 14, 2015 to commemorate those lost in the horrible attacks that occurred in the city of Paris, France on Friday, November 13, 2015. Design stitched in the Tricolore of the flag of France. 

The Maidens of the Moon can wait. 


Respectfully submitted,


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