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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-

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Small Finish For Finish Friday, March 4, 2016

I have no idea why, but after I had finished stitching  St. Patricks Shamrock by Brooke Nolan of Brooke's Books on Tuesday, I really did want to stitch a Quaker for some reason. I have no idea why. I suppose it was when I was cleaning up my stitching area, I had come across a small package of 6 inch by 6 inch fabric pieces that I had purchased some time ago from 123 Stitch. Occasionally these show up on the website in the clearance section for around $4.00 US. I have purchased several of these in the 28-32 count range as well as the 36-40 count range. They make for nice ornament sizes, or just to do fabric and floss combinations. It's a nice way to build up a wee bit of fabric stash and to have something on hand to stitch on that I otherwise might not have. 

I came across this piece and immediately thought of stitching something from Ellen Chester of With My Needle I have never stitched any of her designs, despite my having more than a person should have, so I thought it was probably time I got off my duff and did something about it :). I found the following little design and decided that it would probably be the centerpiece for the tiny quilt pattern that a dear friend of mine bought for me for my birthday this month:  

The pattern is called Sister and it is by Simply Put Plus. It is a quilted piece that I can see stitching in a variety of different colorways. Apparently, it is only available on their website now as a kit, however it is only $12.00 US and it has everything in it. Now, I just need to get a sewing machine! :)

At any rate, here is the centerpiece:

Design: One half of the needlebook taken from the design Quaker Schoolgirl Needle Necessities

Designer: Ellen Chester of With My Needle

Fabric Used: 28 count Mystery Piece from grab bag at 123 Stitch. Possibly Dense Fog jobelan

Fiber Used:  Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Old Crow

Stitcher's Notes: One day start and finish for Thursday, March 3, 2016. This piece is earmarked to be the centerpiece of a quilted design. 

Well, I had best be off. Need to get some things taken care of before I begin my overnight shift bunk. It's nice to have an excuse to stay at home all weekend and stitch! :)

Have a great weekend everybody!


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