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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-

Friday, December 18, 2015

Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Although, I think it is because I am stitching on a very high count. I do not regret the count choice, however, the next time I am going to stitch on something 48 count Dower linen, I am going stitch with Gloriana's Tudor Silk threads. Honestly, I should have been done with this a long time ago, however, I have dilly'd and dally'd. And I believe it is because the Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk is just a few hairs too thick for the fabric. Ah, well. I suppose even at my age, I am never too old to learn. :)

This is another project from the infamous Bin O'Shame. I do not know if I am going to finish this before the end of the year. I don't even know if I am going to stitch anything other than the basket and the flowers in it. There is the alphabet to the right of the basket, but I've already decided not to stitch that. I've tried to locate a pretty quote about summer and/or flowers blooming, but nothing is jumping out at me. Ah well. Perhaps the Universe will provide me with inspiration once this section is completed. 

As it has been almost three years since I have touched it, it really does need finishing! 

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 Sunday, June 16, 2013:

As of Friday, December 18, 2015:

I had best be off. Time to go make homemade gingerbread. I have a stitch and bitch session with a dear friend of mine today and I am happy to get to see her to do some catching up. Hope everyone has a great weekend! :)


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