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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-

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Muffins In Yerba

Me being me, I could not leave well enough alone. For any long time readers out there, this should come as no particular surprise. I had decided to remove the row of numbers that were stitched in the Motifs Abécédaire 30 that I was working on with a Latin inscription that I found on internet walkabout many, many moons ago. My husband and I have a firm and fast rule in our house where one may have any opinion that one chooses, however, one must be able to back up one's opinion with readily available facts, and not based on an emotional thinking. My husband and I prefer to learn and question what we have learned on a continual basis. Additionally, I have a personal dislike of becoming so entrenched in a way of thinking, it becomes virtual dogma. 

My husband is a funny man. When I showed him my latest finish, after he read the inscription he said to me in all seriousness, 'Muffins in Yerba?!'. I laughed at that and told him that no, it was not Muffins in Yerba, but in fact it was in fact 'Nullius In Verba', the motto of the Royal Society. I think it makes the piece more interesting than just a row of numbers. It also makes it different from most samplers in that the verse is not religious based, as was the custom for a great many samplers that our ancestors produced

Still in all, I am happy with the way that it turned out. I am even happier that I am through with all of the Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk in 663 is finally over! :)

Fabric Used36 count Edinburgh linen in White

Fibers Used: Au Ver a Soie Soie 100/3 Spun Silk in 124, 126, 303 and 663

Stitcher's Notes: Began Friday, March 4, 2016. Finished Saturday, April 9, 2016. Motto taken from the Royal Society. The verse in Latin means "On the word of no one'. Verse replaced row of numbers. 

As of 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016:

Finished as of Saturday, April 9, 2016:

Well, I need to bolt for the door. I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! 


Respectfully submitted,


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