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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

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 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!

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Respectfully submitted,


C. 

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