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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-

Monday, January 9, 2017

The ABC's Of Winter

I confess. I am serial starter. At least for right now I am a serial starter. In a vain attempt to stitch and complete something, I have taken to an idea that I had the last time I completed this design. I had the notion that I could stitch this piece four more times. With each time, I would be drawing upon the colors that reflect the four seasons. I thought it would be a really nice way to use what I have in stash and to play around with various color combinations, two things that I adore doing. I also liked substituting various motifs for the punctuation. 

As there is quite a bit of snow on the ground at the moment, with more forecasted in the coming days, I thought it was appropriate to start with Winter and work my way around the seasons. I do not know if I will begin the Spring themed one right now. I may hold off and wait until March or April. Then again, I may not. :)

At any rate, here is my latest interpretation of this design. I had to wait until a sunny day appeared, as we have had so much inclement weather here lately. Still in all, I am ver pleased with the way this turned out:

Designer: Barb Adams of Blackbird Designs

Fabric Used: 28 count Bluebell jobelan by Wichelt

Fibers Used: Needle Necessities  #109 Blue Bayou (now #1013 Blue Lagoon by Threadworx). DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 in B5200.

Accoutrements: Jolee's Jewels Swarovski 6704 20mm Snowflake, Aurora Borealis Crystal. 

Stitchers' Notes: Began Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Stitching completed on Friday, January 6, 2017. First project of the year. Substituted some of the punctuation for various motifs. Will stitch this design in spring, summer, and fall themed fabric and fibers. 

Well, I need to be off. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Respectfully submitted,


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