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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

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-

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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