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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-

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!