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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, June 8, 2016

The Busy Little Bee

The bee, from her industry in the summer, eats honey all the winter.

It seems as though this summer I am emulating the honey bee. Busy, busy, busy. And more likely as not to get busier as the summer progresses. I suppose this is a good thing, as if one does not labor to produce, one cannot complain of the lack of fruits thereof. I have managed to finish up a quick little piece, although, I do need to find a proper frame for it. I have something specific in mind, however, I am not willing to pay upwards of $100.00 to get it. Ah, well. I shall find what I need at some point. I suppose I can hold off until I find the right one. 

At any rate, here is my latest finish from Leaflet Silo:

Design: Kitchen Mixer

Designer: Hugs Are Fun

Fabric Used: 28 count Raw Linen/Silk blend (80% linen/20% silk) from Wichelt

Fibers Used:  DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 in B5200, 310, 415, and 742

And there's more exciting news. I finally have a lap stand! Mine is courtesy of Pam Reid, via FlossTube. The materials were all of $11.00 at Home Depot. DH put it together for me this past Sunday, and I cannot wait to try it out. I have Lady Of The Flag in the snaps and ready to go. I am hoping for a wee bit of free time this upcoming weekend so I can get some time in on her. I think this is really going to work out for this project and others that are as large. 

New stash arrived today as well. I wanted to get this one before it went OOP and prices get out of hand. I am one of these folks that don't mind 'what the market will bear' prices on my hobby, however, if I can get it at at 'decent' price I am not going to complain! There are thirteen designs in this booklet by Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs. I have some ideas that I am kicking around with these. I am really wanting to stitch on fall related pieces now as it is so hot here in the desert, but I am going to hold off for a while longer. 

I've decided that I want to do something patriotic, and this one has been on the 'Why haven't I stitched this yet? I love this!' pile for quite some time. It is called July Celebration and it is from the  Blackbird Designs book called A Fine Collection:

DH loves this one and I have already put the first stitches in. I am using Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Cinnamon Stick, Collard Greens, Ivy League, Harvest, Indigo, and Tulip. The fabric is 36 count Edinburgh linen in Antique White. Should be good times! :)

Well, I best be off. Time's a wastin'. I hope everyone is having a great week!


Respectfully submitted,


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