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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

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-

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! 


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