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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 17, 2015

The F Word

In this case, it is finish. Yes, siree. I managed to pull off the impossible. WIP Wednesday turned into Finish Wednesday. I had to wait until today to post, as I burned a bit of oil into the night in order to get it completed. 

This also means that this is #25 of my non Bin O'Shame finishes. And this also means, sports fans, that I managed to somehow finish the stitching on 60 projects this year, between the Bin O'Shame and the fresh starts. And while I did not get around to my planned A Mon Ami Pierre, I am happy to have made this goal. It far exceeded my plans and dreams for this year. It makes me excited to see what 2016 has in store! :)

Well, at any rate, on with the show! :)

 Design:  Winter Sampler (revised)

Designer: Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks

Fabric Used: 32 count Belfast linen in Legacy  by Picture This Plus, from their Crystal line. 

Fibers Used:  Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Cinnamon Stick, Creme de Menthe, Icing and Shepherd's Pasture. Au Ver À Soie  Soie d'Alger in Noir and #942 GrenatGlissen Gloss Sparkle metallic in SP01

Beads Used: Mill Hill beads in #03049 Rich Red, #02014 in Black, and #00479 WhiteToho 11/0 glass seed beads in 1951-10 Silver Lined Blue,  1951-48 High Metallic Purpleand 1951-126 Rainbow Fuchsia. Toho twisted glass bugle beads in Silver. Dazzle-It Czech glass beads in crystal white. Craft jingle bells purchased at Michael's

Stitcher's Notes: Substituted Au Ver À Soie  Soie d'Alger in 942 for the Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Cranberry. Substituted the alphabet with motifs taken from Country Cottage Needleworks Christmas Cookies ornament and Little House Needleworks Winter Band Sampler. Santa mug free formed by me :). Deer taken from the 2010 ornament Tree Farm by Little House Needleworks. Gingerbread house taken from the freebie House of Sweets by Little House Needleworks. Christmas tree taken from chart No. 3 of the Winter Wonderland thread pack series by Country Cottage Needleworks.

As of Monday, December 14, 2015:

Finished Wednesday, December 16, 2015:

I just lost my mind with this one. It was a lot of fun plotting and planning what would go where. Most of it was on the fly and there were a couple of times where I had decided on one thing, but wound up stitching something completely different! The row of cookies and the Santa mugs is a perfect example of this. It was also nice to get DH's input on things. It was his idea to put cookies in the piece. :)

Well, I had best be off. I have to do some things in order to start my day. Thank you all for reading if you've made it this far. Hope you all are having a great week! :)


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Christina said...

Oh wow, that is adorable. Great job! Congrats on getting so many finishes in for the year.

CalamityJr said...

Love your changes. Hot cocoa or tea go so well with the gingerbread boy.

Annie said...

Another wonderful finish! I love the combination from various charts you've put together, sort of a mash up of stitching:)