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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-

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Verus Nullus, Omnis Licitus

Nothing is trueeverything is permitted. This is the motto of the Assassins' Creed and my current book series. I am loving every page and hope to get more in the future. The books are based upon the video games and are quite the enjoyable read. 

For those who are uninterested, you may skip the following. :)

Often referred to as the Creed, it was the code and guiding philosophy of the Assassin Order, upheld from at least the High Middle Ages until the modern era. It restricted unnecessary slaughter of innocents, preserved the reputation of oneself and of the Order, and was meant to create peace, not only within the world, but within the individual.  The phrase was created during the 11th century by Hassan-i Sabbāh, the first recorded leader of the Assassin Order. Ezio Auditore da Firenze once spoke of the maxim at length with Sofia Sartor, who found it rather cynical. However, he told her that the maxim was not a doctrine to be followed, but merely an observation of the world.

In detail, he explained that "To say that nothing is true, is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic."

This all leads up to one of my latest finishes. It is the Assassins' Creed logo, which I plan on making into a bookmark for the rest of the book series that I plan on purchasing. It took no time at all to stitch up. Indeed, it took all of two episodes of Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls Episodes Episode guide. I do love Dr. Lucy Worsley's shows on the BBC. Sometimes, I wish I had her job! :)

At any rate, here is the first of my finishes for this week:

Designer: MacKenzie Rathbub of GeekieCrafts

Fiber Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Cupid

Fabric Used: 36 count smokey white Edinburgh linen by Zweigart

Stitcher's Notes: One day start and finish. Began and ended on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Will be finished as a bookmark. 

My second finish is my part in the 2016 Tiny Round RobinThe stitcher is a fan of Corgi dogs so this is my contribution. The stitcher had asked for personalized touches, however, I could not bring myself to ruin the French inspired lines of this Chateau de Corgi with a gaudy ass 'Welcome To Las Vegas' sign. 

Design: Chateau de Corgi

Designer: Unknown

Fabric Used: 14 count hand dyed by the stitcher

Stitcher's Notes: Stitched the Chateau on the far left side of the piece. Fabric is a lot darker than in the picture. Left out a gaudy ass 'Welcome To Las Vegas' sign as I considered this a wholly bad idea. :)

Well, I had best be off. Stuff to do and there is no (stitching) rest for the wicked. :)

Hope everyone is having a great week! 


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1 comment:

Annie said...

You lost me at the Latin, but it's always fun to stitch characters and themes from your favorite books, games, shows, etc.

Don't blame you for leaving the Vega sign. The chateau is lovely!