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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

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-

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Been A While

since I last posted. There has been a lot going on, which I won't go too much into detail. Suffice it to say, DH and I are in some new digs and we're settling in nicely. I still haven't really felt up to stitching since my last post. I've been really apathetic about stitching, which is unusual to say the least. I am slowly getting back into it, however. I managed to finish up a tiny finish for the smaller of our two bathrooms. We have 'themes' to our space and the smaller of the two bathrooms has apparently been deemed the 'beach/ocean' theme. We purchased a new shower curtain and some towels. I really love how it has turned out. At any rate, here is what I have managed to finish up today:

Design: Seahorse

Designer: unknown

Fabric Used: 36 count Edinburgh linen by Hand Dyed Fibers in 

Xenops 5315 (equivalent to DMC 762, very pale grey). 

Fibers Used: Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Peacock

Stitcher's Notes: Chart borrowed from a fellow stitcher. Chart originally for filet crochet. Converted into cross stitch. Finished Thursday, July 14, 2016. Frame purchased at Kohl's. Green glass jar purchased at Michael's craft store. Decorative trinket box purchased many years ago at a fair.

When organizing my stash, I came across this piece that was stitched by my mother. I do not know when she stitched this, but I thought it went perfect with this extra frame that I had. It is now hanging up in a place of pride in the smaller bathroom:

Design: Seahorse Collage from the book Sea Life 

Designer: Lanarte

Fabric Used: 14 white aida of unknown manufacturer (probably Charles Craft)

Fibers Used: DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 as charted

Stitcher's Notes: Stitched by my mother several years ago. Date of stitching unknown. Frame purchased at Joann's. Design taken from the book Sea Life #3240.

I also received some goodies in the mail. Two charts I have been questing after for a very long time and the new 2016 JCS Halloween edition. Good times!

The Goode Huswife 'Our House' design I am going to convert from DMC to silks. As I have been questing for this particular design for many, many years now, I think it should be stitched with silks. I am up in the air about the fabric, however. I know it will probably wind up being my beloved Legacy  by Picture This Plus, although I am leaning towards the Fog in an opalescent. That would be fun! :)

I finished up my part of the 2016 Tiny Round Robin the other day. I did not post pictures, but will do so now. It has arrived back to its' rightful owner. This was the third and final part on my end, and the owner likes the way it came out. 

Design: Winter Cardinal 

Designer: Waxing Moon

Fabric Used: 14 off white aida of unknown manufacturer (probably Charles Craft)

Fibers Used: DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 as charted

Stitcher's Notes: 3rd part of the 2016 Tiny Round Robin. Chart is a former freebie. Finished on Monday, July 4, 2016. 

My piece for the 2016 Tiny Round Robin returned to me on Saturday. I need to plan out the rest of the elements. I have a few ideas floating around in my head, however, I am anxious to get rid of my stitching apathy and I am craving some Halloween/Fall stitching. I did get a new magazine after all! 

Designers Used: Prairie Schooler and Willow Hill Samplings

Fabric Used: 18 count aida in Legacy  by Picture This Plus

Fibers Used: Au Ver À Soie  Soie d'Alger in Blanc Optique, 945, 1424, 2242 and 4122. Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk in Old Crow. 

Stitcher's Notes: 2016 Tiny Round Robin Piece. Both designs are now out of print. 

As of Tuesday, April 26, 2016:

Returned: Saturday, July 9, 2016:

And finally, I would like to close today's post with prayers and thoughts to those in Nice, France. Apparently, there has been another terror attack on French soil. My heart goes out to them. 

Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé!
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
L'étendard sanglant est levé

Vive Le France!

Respectfully submitted,


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