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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-

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year And A Final Post For 2015

What a wild stitching ride it's been this year! It is utterly amazing to me just how much I accomplished in the span of one year. I went through my office/craft room for the final time on Monday and took one last inventory. I straightened a lot out and culled even more. Here it is, the final Bin O'Shame and Kit Mountain inventories for the year 2015: 

Journey Began: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Original Total: 89
Removed: 19 for various reasons, leaving 70 as the final total.

Total Stitched: 36 as of Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Total Left: 34

Total stitched from both Bin O’Shame and Non Bin O’Shame finishes: 61 as of Wednesday, December 23, 2015




That is absolutely jaw-dropping. I cannot believe that I have managed to finish the stitching on ALL of that. It blows my mind. 

I took one more inventory on the Bin O'Shame and decided to pull from the queue the following:

Removed the following HAED from Queue:
1.    Shimmering Night by Ching Chou Kuik for Heaven and Earth Designs
2.    All Hollow’s Eve by Jessica Galbreath for Heaven and Earth Designs
3.    Silvery Moon Storykeep by Jessica Galbreath for Heaven and Earth Designs
4.    Treasures by Selina Fenech for Heaven and Earth Designs

Removed the Following Non-HAED from Queue:

1.    Soccer by Janlynn (undecided on finishing this one)

This means that next year, I will have a total of 29 in the Bin O'Shame to finish stitching. Maleficent and Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow are too large to try and finish in one year, so those I am not counting them towards the final total. I have set a goal of 12 of these projects for next year. This will mean one per month, which is really not that bad. That is the total number that I set for myself for my 'unofficial' yearly rollover goal. Naturally, some will take longer than others, but that should sort itself out. 

I also did some major culling of Kit Mountain. I kept it to the ones I knew I could conceivably stitch within the next couple of years and left it at that. Here are the numbers from that effort:

Total Left In 2015 Inventory: 113

Total Set Aside To Stitch In 2016: 41

Total Removed From Queue: 72

Once culled, those projects went back into Leaflet Silo. Honestly, this is a LOT more sensible of me. 113 kitted projects is just way too much. A vast majority of that number were either missing floss or fabric, so what was the point of that, I ask you? None, in my opinion. There is a mixture of small and larger projects in Kit Mountain so I should be able to tackle a few of those next year. I am really looking forward to the adventure that will be 2016. 

Well, I had best be off. I hope everyone has the happiest of New Years! 

Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

Annie said...

You were certainly one productive stitcher in 2015. Hope your 2016 is healthy, happy, and stitchy as well!