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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-

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jar Labels En Française

Some time ago, my husband and I went to go visit with his grandfather. He lives in the Bay Area and is a lovely old gentleman. I have never really had a grandfather, so it was nice to see him and visit with him. As a special treat, my husband took me to Japan Town, which is a section of San Francisco and one of my favorite areas to visit. There is a lot of shopping and good food to be had there. There is a bookstore within Japan Town, where I picked up a French book of cross stitch. Honest to God :) ! The book is by Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes. I picked it out as the colors are gorgeous and the artwork is simply stunning. The style is quite French and I love it. While the book is printed in Japanese, fortunately, I am fluent in Stitching, so I am able to at least read and comprehend the stitching parts of it. The book is called 'Dans Mon Jardin' and it reminds me of spring and summer:

I think that with all the cold and snow we are having, I was feeling the need for warmer temps and flowers. 

It was very difficult to choose which project I was going to begin stitching. I spent quite a bit of time waffling between all of them. I simply could not decide! However, with DH's help, I decided to begin with three smaller designs, that were designed to be together. I have already decided to frame them all separately after I stitch all of them. They will hang in our kitchen when completed. 

Design: Les étiquettes des bocaux (Jar Labels) from the book Dans Mon Jardin

Designer: Véronique Enginger of Les Brodeuses Parisiennes

Fabric Used:  28 count Cashel linen of unknown manufacturer

Fibers Used: DMC Embroidery Floss Art. 117 as called for: B5200, 535, 676, 734, 747, 3011, 3012, 3760, and 3766. 

Stitchers' Notes: Book purchased February 2017 in Japan Town, San Francisco, CA. Teacup jar label first project of three. Began Thursday, February 23, 2017. Finished Thursday, March 2, 2017. Frame purchased on clearance at Michael's. 

Well, time for me to be off. It's on to the next project! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


Respectfully submitted, 


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