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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-

Monday, December 21, 2015

Une étude des Cœurs

In the coming new year, there are many SAL's (Stitch A Longs) that will be occurring. I have signed on for one of them. Julia Line's Long Dog Sampler page is having a SAL for either Sacre Coeur , Dawn Chorus or another Long Dog of your choosing. I have never stitched a Long Dog before, and I have wanted to for the longest time. I chose to Sacre Coeur  to stitch for the SAL. The beauty of Sacre Coeur is that you can choose whatever colors you wish. The agony of Sacre Coeur is choosing the colors! 

As this past weekend was my overnight shift weekend, I was not up to  48 count Dower linen, no matter the color. So, I decided to get out a rare book that I have had in my collection for quite some time,  L'arbre de Noé et autres tableaux au point de croix . I have had this book for close to three years now, and have never stitched anything from it. There is a design that has heart shaped motifs of various sizes in it, which I thought was perfect for trying out various thread and fabric combinations. 

The following are my efforts:

Design: Cranston (Tableau 3)

Stitcher's Notes: Taken from the book L'arbre de Noé et autres tableaux au point de croix . Published by Marabout in France. 

Premier Modèle:

Fabric Used: 28 count  Picture This Plus fabric in Gothic

Fiber Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Icing 

Deuxième Modèle:

Fabric: 36 count smokey white Edinburgh linen by Zweigart

Fibers Used:
Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk (in order) Sweet Lavender, Empress, Tulip, Collard Greens, and Old Crow. 

Troisième Modèle:

Fabric: Picture This Plus 32 count linen in Phoenix

Fibers: Gumnut Yarns Stars silk floss in #991 ecru

Quatrième Modèle:

Fabric: 32 count Cashel linen in Legacy  by Picture This Plus

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Tulip

I think I have about decided that I am going to use the color combination on the Quatrième Modèle. I really do love that red next to the 32 count Cashel linen in Legacy  by Picture This Plus. I am always interested in opinions, however! :)

Well, I had best be off. It's time for a walk before dinner. Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! :)


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I'm pretty sure that's my favorite too! Can't wait to see you progress :)