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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-

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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