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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, May 13, 2016

Finish Friday For Friday, May 13, 2016

Honestly, I should have been stitching on something Halloween inspired instead of this latest finish from Kit Mountain. I have had it for quite some time now as it was purchased back in 2014 during the Colonial Gatherings Club hosted by Dyeing To Stitch. When I received it in the mail, I was not overly....impressed (for lack of a better word). 

These kits are not inexpensive ($40.00 each). Honestly, at this late date, I have no idea of what I was expecting, but surely something more than what showed up. I lost my job soon after and I had to 'retire' from the club, which was something else. I will say this, however. This pretty much cured me of ever signing up for one of these ever again. I was under the assumption that when one signed up for a 'shop exclusive' it was exactly that. Exclusive to the shop. Not 'exclusive for six months and then it gets released to the general public'. I do not need a $40.00 'kit' once every other month for 12 months for all of that! I will just wait. While I understand designers have the right to do with their own designs as they see fit (as well they should!), quite honestly, shops need to stop advertising these as 'exclusives' when it simply is not true. 

So, it came to pass that this kit languished in Kit Mountain until this week. I was putting something away and I came across it again. I could not bear to look at it, as it brought up some unpleasant memories every time I looked at it. I am not too entirely sure as to why I decided that I was sufficiently annoyed to just get it out and deal with it, but this is how it came to pass. I began this piece on Wednesday, May 11, and finished it up just a bit ago. I left off some things and changed the colors around, but it's finished regardless. I have no idea of how it will be finished as I do not plan on ever needing and/or wanting a candle pocket. 

Design: Colonial Candle Pocket 

Designer: Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers

Fabric Used: 35 count Olde Towne Blend by R and R Reproductions 

Fibers Used: Needlepoint, Inc. silk flosses in 328, 912 and 965

Stitcher's Notes: Began Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Finished Friday, May 13, 2013. First design in the 2014 Colonial Gatherings Club hosted by Dyeing To Stitch. Changed bird to NPI 965 (Dapple Grey) and all flowers to NPI 328 (Williamsburg Blue).  May add date later on. Undecided as to how this will be 'finished' finished. 

Well, time to be off. Another loaner chart from the Blackbird Designs Lending Library has arrived and I need to make haste. Willow House is the next item up for bid and I can't wait to get started. It will be my weekend project this weekend. I love the tulips in the basket! 

Have great weekend everyone! 


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