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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-

Friday, January 15, 2016

First World Stitcher Problems

One of the downsides to having only one hobby is the accumulation of so. much. stuff! over a very long period of time. Occasionally, I love to paw through it to see what I have. It's like shopping at home without having to change out of your jammies :D. 

And then there is the flip side of the coin. Where one runs into abandoned projects that are so old that they can be carbon dated. It is really not fun when it is a kit and there are no DMC numbers involved. Which is frustrating. The good news is, I had the foresight to purchase a second one of these because I was terrified that I was going to run out of floss. Even pre-internet days, word had gotten around that the floss amounts in kits was not so great! 

Here it is. Number three from the Bin O'Shame projects and another 20+ year UFO at that!

Design: Antique Roses (greeting card kit)

Designer: Hallmark

Fabric Used: Unknown 16 count. The nearest approximation is Stoney Point by Wichelt

Fibers Used: Unknown as provided in the kit. It is probable that it is DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 

Stitcher's Notes: Kit included in a birthday card for mom. Card purchased in Virginia in either 1995 or 1996 at a Hallmark Gold Crown store. Returned to the project on Thursday, January 14, 2016. 

Project as of Thursday, January 14, 2016:

As of Friday, January 15, 2016:

I have the weekend which is good. I should be able to make some serious headway on this piece. Michelle Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs has issue another challenge on the official Heaven and Earth Designs Facebook group. This challenge is 1000 stitches in stair step stitching. The challenge begins today and runs until March. I did sign up for the challenge as the QS Evil Queen could stand some attention. However, I am not too entirely certain that I am going to enjoy this type of stitching as it leaves other blocks unstitched. I prefer to stitch all of one color whenever there are huge blocks of color. I think it will be annoying to have to go back and fill all that other stuff in. Still, in all, the point of the challenge is to think outside of the box and grow a bit as a stitcher. Even at my age, that's never a bad thing.

Well, I had best be off. It's time for breakfast and there are chores that need attention. I hope everyone has a great weekend! 


Respectfully submitted,


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