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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 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,