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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-

Friday, August 5, 2016

Painting With Floss

I love finding new fabric and threads that I have never seen before. They really get the creative juices flowing, experimenting with color combinations and designs. I found this latest fiber at my LNS about a week or so ago. I fell in love with the the colors, the softness and the texture. They are called Baroque Silks and they are by the Pure Palette.  It is hand dyed 3 ply 100%  silk thread that can be used on 13 mesh canvas (as is) or it can be stranded to use a single ply on 18 mesh canvas.  Each skein is 15 yards and currently there are 89 beautiful colors. I paid $4.50 for each skein, which is not bad for 15 yards of silk. As these silks can be divided, I am thinking of using different thicknesses for the same project, to see what the outcome would be. Here are the ones that I picked up:

#3007 Hollyhocks

#3017 Desert Sage

I have really enjoyed stitching with these. I am going to have to dig through my stash to find other projects to stitch with these. They really are lovely!

Here are the results of my experimenting:

Design: Three Peacocks (A Faithfully Reproduced Antique Sampler

Designer: Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery

Fabric Used: 28 count natural linen of unknown manufacturer

Fiber Used: The Pure Palette #3017 Desert Sage baroque silk 

Stitchers' Notes: Stitched one ply (equivalent of three strands) over two fabric threads. Did not stitch border. Fabric and fiber test.  

I think the one ply is a *wee* bit thick for the fabric, although, the colors certainly do pop. I will have to try the ubiquitous two over two or one over two on a finer fabric and see how that works out. 

Well, I am off to keep up my stitching area. DH has requested that I stitch on something fall like with orange and yellow leaves. This means shopping in stash, which is a-ok by me! :)

I hope everyone has a great weekend! 


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