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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

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-

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Late June Finish

This latest finish took rather longer than I had planned as this past Monday, June 12, 2016, my mother died of kidney failure due to complications of diabetes. I have not felt up to stitching, so this one sat until today. It took all of an hour to finish it up as I had gotten quite far along on the piece before I found out my mother had died. While I managed to finish it up, my heart simply wasn't in my stitching. The entire time finishing it up, I thought about how my mother was the one who inadvertently got me "into" cross stitch. (I will save that story for a future post). 

But, nevertheless, the stitching at least has been finished:



Design: July's Celebration

Designer: Blackbird Designs

Fabric Used: 36 count Edinburgh linen in Antique White

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Collard Greens, Ivy League, Harvest, Indigo, Slate, Tree Trunk and Tulip

Stitcher's Notes: Began Thursday, June 9, 2016. Design featured on page 21 of the book A Fine Collection, by Blackbird Designs. Finished Monday, June 20, 2016.



As of Friday, June 10, 2016:



As of Monday, June 20, 2016:



I have the last part of the 2016 Tiny Round Robin to finish up. After that, I am seriously considering taking a break from stitching. My heart truly is not in it at this time. Time will tell, I suppose.

Hope everyone has a great week.

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Respectfully submitted,

C. 

2 comments:

CalamityJr said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My mother always said that we need our mom, no matter our age, and I've learned how right she was. Hopefully your happy memories will bring you comfort. I'll be praying for for peace for you and your family.

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