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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-

Thursday, March 31, 2016

An Accidental Finish

As my partner in stitching crime Barb says, 'Whoopsies!'. I really did not think that I was going to finish this one up before the month was out. How could I? I was faffing about on it. 20 minutes here, 30 there. Not a big deal. Just taking it nice and slow so I don't hurt my hands and arms so much. Then, when I moved the Q-Snaps, it suddenly occurred to me that part of the design was too large to fit on the fabric that I had stitched this finish on. Not that I am complaining mind you! I take my finishes where I can get them! :)

Well, here it is. The absolute last of the finished for the month of March 2016:

Design: Crow on a Pumpkin

Designer: Kimberly Nugent of Samplers Not Forgotten

Fabric Used: 32 count Cashel linen in Legacy  by Picture This Plus

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Collard Greens, Harvest, Old Crow, Pumpkin Carriage, Tulip and Vanilla Pudding

Beads Used:  Mill Hill glass seed beads in size 11/0 Frosted Autumn #62044

Stitcher's Notes: Design taken from the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Halloween book. Design located on page 80. Left off sunflowers on right hand side of the design due to fabric constraints. Substituted the Mill Hill glass seed beads in size 11/0 Frosted Autumn #62044 for the stitched bittersweet. Checkerboard stitched in all cross stitch and not the called for cross and Scotch stitches. Substituted Crescent Colours Belle Soie silks for the called for The Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

Well, I had best be off. I need to clean up the work area and get out the next one. This time, it's for DH and it's one I have wanted to do for the longest time. Yay for two birds with one stone!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! :)


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