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2018 Finishes

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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