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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, January 11, 2016

One For The Money

Well, I did it. I managed to get the first of the Bin O'Shame projects finished for the year. I decided to use my unofficial yearly goal of 12 projects a month as the Bin O'Shame projects. This way I can kill two birds with one stone. This will also serve to get the Bin O'Shame  even further caught up. 

I had picked up the first project from the Bin O'Shame  after I had finished stitching the Peeps from my last post. Then I saw why it had sat for so long. The fabric had not only become stained, but there were large sections that were stitched totally in the wrong color. The project was just too far long to salvage anything, so it was just scrapped. Thankfully, it was stitched in DMC and not in silks. I then went to pick up another one, and the same thing happened! Quelle horreur! So, both of those will now be do overs. *sigh*. Ah, well. These things happen I suppose. 

So, this left me with the following:

Bin O'Shame  total as of Thursday, January 7, 2016: 27

That is an encouraging number. Now, if I can just keep at this, I will be even happier :). Work has gotten really, really busy so there is that. I am hoping to get more stitching time in, but you know how that goes. So, I guess I will just take it easy and just enjoy the journey this year. 

Here is is, the very first Bin O'Shame finish for 2016:

Design: September Dragon taken from the leaflet Gemstone Dragons (DD-69)

Designer: Jennifer Aikman-Smith of Dragon Dreams

Fabric Used: 14 count white opalescent aida

Fibers Used: DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 in 796, 798, 799, 800 and 806. Kreinik metallic thread #4 #001 HL Silver, #032 Pearl #4 braid, and #051 HL Sapphire blending filament. 

Stitcher's Notes: Piece picked back up on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Finished Sunday, January 10, 2016. Piece initially started in 2003 or 2004. 

As of Thursday, January 7, 2016:

Finished Sunday, January 2016:

Well, I had best be off. Tons to do today. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!


Respectfully submitted,


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