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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-

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Executive Decisions

Sometimes, one just has to make them. In this case, I am not happy with the way the Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk is laying on the fabric. It really is a shame, as I love the way this has turned out, however, the stitches looks squished in places and I am not happy with that. So, it's drop 20 and punt time. I will probably redo this again, perhaps on white next time. And if I decide to use 48 count Dower linen again, I will most definitely be converting the Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk  to the Gloriana's Tudor Silk threads. I think it will go much, much smoother. 

Well, at any rate, here is #36 from the infamous Bin O'Shame. The scissors in the picture are the Lion's Tail kind from DOVO. They are 3.5 inches with a fine point. DH purchased these for me for my birthday in 2013 during a trip to the Bay Area. He took me to Needle In A Haystack. What an absolutely WONDERFUL store. I really do wish we lived closer so that I could go back. 

Design: Summer In Bloom taken from the book Maria Selby Humphrey - 1831

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric: 48 count Dower linen by Lakeside Linens in Magnolia

Fibers Used: Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk in 124, 126, 163, 197, 312, 447, 463, 705, and 773. 

Stitcher's Notes: Began Monday, April 22, 2013. Substituted Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk for the called for The Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Picture This Plus fabric. 

As of Friday, December 18, 2015:

Finished Wednesday, December 23, 2015:

Well, I had best be off. Lots to do today in order to get ready for the big day. I am not sure if I will be posting again before Christmas Day, however, I do wish each and every one of you a joyous and blessed holiday season.


Respectfully submitted,


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