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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

8. May Cake by Brooke’s Books. Finished Tuesday, May 29, 2018

9. Japanese Anemones by Sheila Hudson. Finished Tuesday, June 12, 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-

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Valentines' Card Finish

My latest finish was almost late in the making. Every year, I stitch something special to commemorate our wedding anniversary. This year, I did not find an appropriate design until the day before. Nothing like an immediate deadline in order to get things moving, yea? I managed to finish this in the nick of time and I am quite pleased with the way it turned out. I love Margaret Sherry's designs, however, the backstitching drives me crazy! I generally substitute the called for aida for either evenweave or linen. There is no way I could remain sane stitching these on aida. :P

I am happy that this time around, there are Anchor/DMC numbers for the chart, so I can restitch these cuties. I may even get some stamps and really nice watercolor pencils and make more of these cards. An idea for later! :)

At any rate, here is the finished product to commemorate our 8th:

Design: Teacup Mice

Designer: Margaret Sherry for (UK) Cross Stitch Crazy

Fabric: 28 count white Monaco

Fibers Used: As provided in the kit

Stitchers' Notes: Free card kit from Issue 176, May 2013. Please note that this chart is not for sale/trade.

Time for me to bolt for the door. I hope everyone is having a great week!


Respectfully submitted,


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