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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

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-

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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