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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 18, 2016

Time Spent With A Mermaid

I suppose I should be stitching other things, but I just don't feel like it. I had grand plans to make the Easter Fairy the sixth finish from the infamous Bin O'Shame, but I don't think it will be finished by Easter this year. However, in my defense, Easter is way early, being on the 27th of March this year. I suppose as long as I finish it before May 28th, I will be ok. The last time the Easter Fairy was touched was on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. That will make two years since it was touched, and it really does need finishing. I decided that she will not have the wings on her, as I hate the colors that were chosen. They really do not blend well with the soft purples and yellows in the design, and I would rather just leave them off as I did the Christmas Fairy. Honestly, I think I am going to finish the entire Holiday Fairy series as Holiday Ladies, instead of 'fairies'. For whatever reason, I cannot seem to get the wings to look right, so I'm just going to leave them off. Doing so also makes for a faster finish, and that cannot be discounted! :)

In the meantime, in between time, I am still visiting with Ocean Daughter. I love the color combination. It is so soothing. I am taking my time, just meandering along. It's nice to just sort of go with the flow, without the frantic pace that last year entailed. I also seem to have come down with an acute case of burnout on Motifs Abécédaire 30. The colors are pretty and I love the sampler, I'm just...well, over it, for lack of better terminology. The lower portion has a ton of the Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk in 663. I suppose I just do not want to stitch that color. I will finish it, never fear! :)

At any rate, here is my progress on Ocean Daughter by Who Knew?!: 

Design: Ocean Daughter (retired)

Designer: Who Knew?! (Retired as of 2012. Formerly distributed by Picture This Plus)

Fibers Used: Au Ver À Soie  Soie d'Alger in #205 (Paon)

Stitcher's Notes: Began Monday, March 14, 2016. Chart picked up as part of birthday bash. Substituted the fabric ( Crystal Lagoon 32 count Belfast) and the Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk (Bejeweled).  Who Knew?! used Alison Tanner’s Mermaid and Garden Fairy stencils which were available at the time from Stensource International (which is now part of Quilting Creations). Stitched with one strand of silk over two fabric threads. 

As of Wednesday, March 16, 2016:

As of Friday, March 18, 2016:

Time to go. The day is a-wastin' and I need to go grab a cuppa. :)

Happy weekend to you all!


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