Monday, February 04, 2013

Little Sheep Virtues "Hope"...

Greetings to my fellow stitchers and blog readers!
I've gotten my week off to a positive start...please let me introduce to you:
 
"Hope"
 Little Sheep Virtues
 
Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
copyright 2012
stitched on 30 ct. R&R Chino
stitched with DMC as charted
Mounted on Weeks Dye Works Palomino Houndstooth Wool

 
LHN_Hope
 
LHN_Hope_1
 
LHN_Hope_2
 
What this "Little Sheep Virtue" means to me is:
 "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
Romans 12:12
 
I've placed my "Hope" in my antique dough trencher...I need to get some greenery to set my sheep off! But I can just visualize my little flock of sheep reminding me of the virtues to practice in this life so that I may one day rejoice in heaven!
 
LHN_Hope_trencher
 
I'm looking very forward to the reveal of February and to stitching her and adding her in :) Two sheep makes a small flock, right?! :)
 
A busy week ahead....
as I unexpectedly began another week of full time work at the hospital. But I'm happy to have the extra money to contribute to the budget! So hi-ho-hi-ho its off to work I go....
 
Until next time my dear friends...
I'll be keeping my hands to work and heart to God, just like always as I practice hope along the way! Join me....
 
Hugs in stitches,
Vonna XXX

61 comments:

  1. As expected, a superb job of stitching and finishing.

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  2. Beautiful stitching/finishing

    At our house we sing I owe, I owe, so off to work I go

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  3. I just picked up Hope yesterday. I love seeing it all stitched up. Your pictures are great.

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  4. As always...a beautiful finish.
    Your posts are always uplifting.
    ~hugs

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  5. Hope is just darling!!!!

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  6. Love it, Vonna. You did such a wonderful job fiishing it!!!
    Linda

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  7. Beautiful! Love how you finished it!

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  8. That is one of my favorite verses, Vonna! I love the bowl you will be filling with your flock. What a good idea!!!

    Tricia

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  9. Beautiful finish! I can't wait to get mine and get started.

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  10. Love it! Looking forward to picking up my pattern at my LNS later in the week!

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  11. A very beautiful finish.

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  12. Beautiful finish! Love everything about it.

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  13. Vonna,
    Your finish is gorgeous! I am loving these sheep...I know eventually I'm going to want to add them to my collection.

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  14. Love it...you did a great job!!

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  15. A beautiful finish.

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  16. Hope is adorable and you did a wonderful job with the finishing! Love it in the bowl, too.

    I'm still stitching the border on mine, but am loving each stitch!

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  17. it is so lovely x

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  18. Gorgeous stitching and finishing. Those sheep are going to look amazing in that bowl!

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  19. Fantastic finish, Vonna! I love your finishing, too.

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  20. Very pretty Vonna ! Love your dough bowl :) Have a great week !

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  21. Nice work as usual, Vonna. I believe this will be wonderful from LHN. :) Cathryn

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  22. Beautiful finish. I love the Bible verse you chose to go with it!

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  23. Very cute your hope, congrats on the finish. I can't wait to see them gather together each month. CJ in OK

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  24. Another beauty !!

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  25. Lovely! I've been meaning to try some of the weeks houndstooth wool, but not sure what color/ project.

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  26. How sweet is your Hope? I love that you've chosen to finish it on (sheep) wool! It's great to see the beginning of a new series, and can't wait to see how you treat the rest! "Hope" you have a happy week!

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  27. Beautiful finish Vonna. I have to say I am a bit envious of your talent for finishing. Not only do you do a wonderful job but you actually get it done in a timely manner. I can do it but it doesn't come easy and I always always always procrastinate for months before I try. I just don't enjoy the process. Can't wait to see the next addition to your bowl!

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  28. Beautiful! I love how you'll display them.

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  29. Beautiful finish Vonna! I can't wait to see your bowl filled with all these wonderful virtues!

    Have a good week my friend!!

    Hugs to you:)

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  30. Your finish is beautiful - and what a gorgeous color of linen!

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  31. Perfection! Romans 12:12, what a great verse! Thanks for sharing.=)

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  32. What a sweet little ornie! Your dough trencher is the perfect spot for it!

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  33. Beautiful job! So nice to see that little sheep "hoping" for company. Don't work too hard.

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  34. Love your little sheep and he is beautifully finished.

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  35. love the finishing you did on the sheep virtue Vonna. the wool is a nice addition and makes perfect sense for these sheepy designs. I had to pass up on this series but it sure is cute. Melody

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  36. Gorgeous stitching. I love these sheep. I'm waiting for a couple to come out before I order them.

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  37. Cute finish Vonna! Mine is MIA in the post. I can't wait for it to arrive so I can start it! :)

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  38. What a beautiful finish, Vonna! The wool is so pretty for your fabric.

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  39. So adorable. Fabulous finishing as always. What a wonderful way to display and be reminded of the virtues.

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  40. Love your finish, with the backing fabric and creating a flock sounds wonderful!! :)

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  41. Your stitching is amazing! I have cross stitched in years, but sure have the desire to do so. I found you by blog hopping. How in the word do you see on such fine linens. Like I said it's been years since I stitched, so it's been a long time on small count and many pairs of bi- and trifocals.

    Thank you for including the names of the patterns. I'm also a quilter and I get frustrated in all my crafts when bloggers don't include the name of the pattern.

    May God richly bless all that to which you put your hand.

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  42. I do have this sweet little design in my stash already and I already loved how you finished it, when I first saw it.

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  43. It´s beautiful!
    Love your stitching!!!

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  44. It's beautiful!
    Love your stitching!

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  45. Aww, hope is so cute. Love the cord, is that jute? Looks great

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  46. Your finishes are always so beautifully done!

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  47. Cute finish, congratulations

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  48. Your little sheep is adorable Vonna. I'm hoping she will arrive very soon on our shores so I can stitch her.

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  49. Really adorable finish, Vonna, and that dough trencher is awesome!! I look forward to seeing it all filled up :)

    Hope the full-time work schedule eases up, soon--that has to be hard with four active kids to ferry around to activities!

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  50. Lovely stitching and finishing.

    I'm waiting to see what the other designs are before deciding whether to buy.

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  51. Such a sweet little finish!

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  52. I love all of your stitching...I love your Blog too...I am now a follower of yours....

    I too have a Blog and here is the link to my Blog...I would love for you to be a follower on mine as well....

    http://lindakscreativityworks.blogspot.com

    You have a really neat Blog...I love reading yours.

    Happy Stitching
    Linda K, Railroad

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  53. I can't wait to get my Little Sheep in the post. I am trying to find the 'right' finishing fabric to back mine as seperate wee ornaments, then I have the perfect backet to display them in.

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  54. I truly love this finish...and that wooden bowl is awesome! Congrats on that finish.

    Hope al is well with you and your family.

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  55. Such a sweet and gorgeous finish-as always! I envy your finishing skills!

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  56. Your Hope finish looks amazing Vonna! I've seen the second ornie in the series now and I can't wait to see a pic of your finish. I really want to order these but they will have to wait for a bit.

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~Vonna
The Twisted Stitcher