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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 24, 2016

Vive les Belges

For the past several days, I have not been stitching as I have managed to stitch so much, so quickly, that my arms swelled up and my hands ached something fierce. Needless today, this has basically been my whole attitude towards my enforced time off:

At least I can say that the house is cleaned up and that I've caught up on my reading, which is never a bad thing. 

I woke up yesterday to the horrible news that Brussels, Belgium had been the victim of terrorists attacks. My heart goes out to the people of Belgium. This is a terrible tragedy for them. As of this writing, 31 people have died and another 60 are in critical condition. As with the horrible attacks in Paris, it is hard to know what to do in these situations. I have no money to go to either Brussels or Paris in order to help. I can only do what I can do. Which in my case is pray for those affected, donate where I can, and stitch. I decided to break my self imposed exile from stitching when I saw this piece by Danielle Chevallier of Danybrod. It is a freebie, which was lovely of her. 

I added a bit of US to this piece as I firmly believe the US is in full support of Brussels and of Belgium in this heartbreaking time for them. This too, has happened to us, and how well we know how deeply this hurts and can affect a country. 


Designer: Danielle Chevallier of Danybrod

Fabric Used32 count Cashel linen in Legacy  by Picture This Plus

Fibers Used: Au Ver À Soie  Soie d'Alger in Blanc Optique, Noir, 945, 1424, 2242 and 4122.

Stitcher's Notes: Began Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Finished Thursday, March 24, 2016. Eagle and US flag taken from the Reward of Merit pinkeep In Full Glory by Blackbird Designs.

Stand together, or fall apart. 

Respectfully submitted,