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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-

Monday, March 21, 2016

Blackbird Designs Weekend Project Finish

It's really odd how things work out. On Friday, just before lunch, I received another pattern from the Blackbird Designs Lending Library. This time it was another quick project that I managed to get finished in about two and a half days. I finished it so quickly, I fear I am going to have to take a few days off from stitching, as my hands and arms are starting to hurt. I'm literally stitching my hands off! I really should try and pace myself better. 

Dh had to work overnight this weekend as it was his turn, so I concentrated on this one. It was stitched during a binge session of Midsomer Murders on Netflix. Not quite my beloved Hercule Poirot  but then again, there is no one quite like Monsieur Hercule Poirot , non? 

At any rate, here are my efforts:

Design: Pumpkin Blossom Pinkeep (Loose Feather #4). Chart is long out of print and retired. 

Designer: Blackbird Designs

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

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Carrot Cake, Collard Greens, Harvest, Ivy League, Old Crow, Pumpkin Carriage, and Slate.

Beads Used: Mill Hill beads in #03049 Rich Red

Stitcher's Notes: Chart on loan from Patricia G of the Fans of Blackbird Designs Facebook Group. Replaced the cotton embroidery floss for silks. Left off initials. Changed beading to reflect bittersweet. Changed from needlecase to sampler. Horizontal arrangement based off of the vertical arrangement by Kimberly Young Hart. Used actual needle in place of stitched one due to space issues. Began Friday, March 18, 2016. Finished Monday, March 21, 2016. 

Well, I had best be off. Time to do the needful. Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!


Respectfully submitted,


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