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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, March 7, 2016

A New Start On The Overnight Shift March 2016 Edition

I was inspired to stitch a French style sampler during a recent trip with a dear friend to a French bistro here in town. It apparently opened up last August and has been a succès fou, absolument. The bistro owner's mother stitched some samplers that hang proudly on the walls. Naturally, I had to take pictures.

I have located the first one, however, it is now out of print and was only available in France, apparently. The second one I am still on the lookout for. I love the colors that were used!

Lunch was an absolute delight. For starters, I had ordered a Latte Provence, which was made with lavender and honey. It was simply divine! I was also quite naughty and had one tiny lemon macaron. I absolutely adore macarons. 

Lunch was the "Country Plate". It consisted of various French cheeses and meats, cornishons, olives, a tiny salad and a walnut tart. It was sooooo good and filling. It really made you slow down and just savor the time eating. It was so nice to do this as my work week was hurly burly most of the time. 

I also took home a lemon meringue tart for laters. DH and I had it for dessert after dinner. Lemony, not overly sweet, and smoother than Barry White. Heaven!

I have since been back for another go around, this time for croissants and more lemon meringue tarts and a Latte Provence for the road. I am going to have to pace myself with this place, I see. Otherwise, I am going to wind up twice my size! 

Which leads me to my newest start. I found this piece out on internet walkabout. I was attempting to locate the samplers I saw at the bistro, and came across this. And, at less than $2.10, I can't very well pass that up, now could I? Consolation prizes rarely come that cheap, n'est pas? 

Here is what I managed to get done over the weekend:

Fabric Used36 count Edinburgh linen in White

Fibers Used: Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk in 124, 126, 303 and 663

Stitcher's Notes: Began Friday, March 4, 2016. 

Well, I had better be off. Ain't no rest for the wicked :). Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Respectfully submitted,


1 comment:

CalamityJr said...

Lovely start, and what a wonderful restaurant you've found. Sounds like the perfect place to slow down and truly enjoy your meal.