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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-

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The First Of A New Series Finish

Back in February, Linda Ebright of Lizzie Kate had announced seven new holiday themed designs for the 2017 Flip-It series. The designs cover the Valentine's (Love), St. Patrick's Day (Luck), Easter (Basket), Fourth of July (Liberty), Halloween (Boo), Thanksgiving (Thank) and Christmas (Merry) holidays. Each Flip-it will have a antique gold charm and the stitch count for the individual holidays is 43W x 58H. I picked up the first three, Valentine's (Love), St. Patrick's Day (Luck), Easter (Basket), at my LNS as I love the composition of the designs and the elements used. My LNS was having a sale on stitch banding. I managed to find the perfect banding for each of the season. I purchased enough to complete all seven holidays, once they have been released. 

I have also decided that I will be swapping out the colors. The called for fabric is a 32 count light mocha. However, most of the banding is white, so color substitutions are necessary. For this latest finish, I chose a floss I really love, Anchor. I love, love, LOVE the coverage of this floss. I really do need to use more of it. 

Well, at any rate, here is my latest finish, completed just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

Design: Luck (#F-165 from the 2017 Flip-It series)

Designer: Linda Ebright of Lizzie Kate

Fabric Used: 27 count antique white Fanciful Hearts stitch banding in antique white, green and gold by Mill Hill. Item number MH07450107 in 4.5 inch wide banding. 

Fibers Used: Anchor six strand embroidery floss in 108, 240, 246, 259, 316, 403, and 1012. Kreinik metallic threads in #4 Very Fine Braid in #002HL Gold

Stitchers' Notes: Began Saturday, March 11, 2017. Finished Sunday, March 12, 2017. Stitch banding distributed by Wichelt. Substituted called for fabric and floss for those of my own choosing. First finish of seven that will be released throughout 2017. 

Well, I had best be off. Time to get my materials together for the next project and clean up my stitching area of today's finish. Hope everyone had a great weekend! 


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