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2018 Finishes

1. Let It Snow by Barbara Ana Designs. Finished Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

2. Victorian Thistles bookmark by Textile Heritage. Finished Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

3. Keep Love by Shepherd’s Bush. Finished Saturday, February 24, 2018

4. Fleur d’Orleans by Ink Circles. Finished Wednesday, March 7, 2018

5. A Little Gray Hare by Lizzie Kate. Finished Thursday, March 15, 2018

6. March Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Monday, March 26, 2018

7. April Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 2018

10. The Lily Of The Valley by Blackbird Designs. Finished Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11. A Slice of Summer by Waxing Moon Designs. Finished Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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- 30

11. 2018 Finishes-

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Distraction Stitching

Well, I have officially hit the wall with the Oriental Beauty. I have managed to stitch a bit more on her, but now I have gotten into Quarter Stitch Hell. Quite frankly, I am in no mood to deal with it. I suppose at some point next week I will get her back out and just hammer away at it, but right now, I am simply not in the mood. 

So, instead, I got this wee bit of a thing out last night. I was in the mood to stitch a Blackbird Designs piece for whatever reason. It is the companion piece to the Tulip House Stitching Companion that I stitched back in 2012. I have the card case somewhere and eventually, when I get a sewing machine, I will put the box together. It is enough that the cross stitching is at least done. I will need to find two colors of blue fabric for this piece, as that is what it calls for. I really should look into the Moda line of quilting fabrics that Barb and Alma have done for the company. I will also apparently need hand dyed trims, although, I think I might cheap out and just do it myself. I have some brown fabric dye, so why not, eh?

Well, at any rate, here it is, the Tulip Pincushion:

Design: Tulip Pincushion from the book A Stitcher's Journey

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric: 30 count Friendship Blend linen by R and R Reproductions

Fibers Used: The Gentle Art Sampler Threads in Apricot Blush, Chamomile, Endive, Lexington Green, Melon Patch, Pumpkin Patch, and Toasted Barley. 

Stitcher's Notes: Began Friday, January 29, 2016. Finished Saturday, January 30, 2016. Companion piece to the Tulip House Stitching Companion. Fabric substituted for the called for 30 Cafe Kona as I was not overly thrilled with the way the colors looked on it.  

I had best be off. I need to decide if I am going to stitch another piece from the book A Stitcher's Journey or stitch on a completely unrelated piece. I really should start the unrelated piece, but the call of the Blackbird Designs piece that has grabbed my attention is strong right now. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Respectfully submitted,


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