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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-

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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