Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Love...

 
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
~I Corinthians 13: 4-8
 
This beautiful verse...
was read on my wedding day and is beautifully represented to me by the February Little House Sheep Virtue. May I present my version of:
 
"Love"
 
Little Sheep Virtues Series
by Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
copyright 2013
stitched on 30 ct. Weeks Dye Works Cocoa
with DMC threads
Mounted on Palomino Weeks Dye Works Wool
 
Little House Virtues "Love" Little House Virtues "Love" Little House Virtues "Love" Little House Virtues "Love"
 
and here they are together in my treenware bowl :)
 
Little House Virtues "Hope and Love" Little House Virtues "Hope and Love"
 
They are looking...
so cute together! And I am loving watching my flock grow each month!
 
There has been...
some inquiring minds about how I stitch the pillows together so I made a tutorial for those of you that may be interested. Of course this can translate into any finish, not just the Sheep Virtues. So interested parties may find the tutorial: HERE
I also need to mention that many people ask me how I button hole stitch so there is a pictorial part in the tutorial about that as well. :)
 
So what is up next?...
well I must finish a model, then it is on to my Hometown and the Holidays ;) if you catch my drift!
 
Until the next time...
my dear buddies, I'll be keeping my hands at work and heart to God, just like always!
Hugs in stitches,
Vonna xxx
 
 

42 comments:

  1. beautiful, thank you for the detailed tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Vonna, they look gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorials. I just picked up Hope and will be referring back to your tutorials when I'm ready to finish. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great finishes Vonna! They will looks so good all together in your bowl!!

    Can't wait to see what's up next for you....

    ReplyDelete
  4. Double thumbs up Vonna!!!!! Baaaaaaa.....

    ReplyDelete
  5. Vonna, your "Love" sheep turned out beautifully! Mine just found its way into my mailbox yesterday and is waiting patiently for me to finish another project before I make it. I can just hear it calling to me... : )

    There are so many verses to think on as I stitch this one, and I Corinthians 13 is one of the sweetest (and most convicting...) Thanks for sharing!

    Tricia

    ReplyDelete
  6. So beautiful! I love both pieces. Thanks for the tutorial. it's so nice knowing I have a place to turn to whenever I actually start making all those smalls I keep saying I'm going to stitch. lol! I really have to tackle your framing tutorial. Again, a someday thing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOVE it :) They look great in your bowl !

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful Vonna. Thank you for tue tutorial, I love your instructions.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great job as always. Love 'em!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the rustic look of the twine with your dark checked wool.

    Great finishes, as always.

    Bobbi

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love how they look in your Treenware bowl!!! Corinthians just says it all, doesn't it. Can't wait until you reveal the finished model you're working on!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love these and how you finish them!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love them both... so sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  14. So pretty! Love the finishes in the bowl.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your finishes always look so great, Vonna. I love your little sheep and thanks for the tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your little herd is so sweet! I enjoyed the tutorial...thanks! Have a wonderful day!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. How lovely & sweet! A big thanks for the tutorial Vonna, I've been undecided up until now how to finish my sheepies but seeing your lovelies I'm going to follow your lead :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such wonderful finishes. Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Very sweet! Great finishing.

    ReplyDelete
  20. They are just adorable. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love your "Love" finish, Vonna--I also had that verse read at my wedding :)

    Thank you so much for your latest tutorial--you've been such a huge help to so many of us through your detailed tutorials... Really appreciate the time you put into creating them!

    ReplyDelete
  22. They are wonderful! I like its!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very nice finishes. Thanks for another great tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you, Vonna, for your generosity in sharing your tutorials. I love how you've finished these sheep!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love your pillow and thank you for the tutorials!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Another gorgeous finish. They look great together. Thank you for the tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Super sweet finish, Vonna! Thanks for the tutorial--I'm sure I will be using it at some point in the near future! ;) You have no idea how helpful the tutes are--I'm so thankful that you're willing to share your talents.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Gorgeous work!
    I'm a new follower and I'm in love with your work!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Beautiful pillows! Thanks for the tutorial...I may be trying this when I get around to stitching these.

    I love that Bible verse too. We had it read at our wedding too.

    ReplyDelete
  30. You have been a busy stitcher. Love the finishes, they look so nice in the pretty bowl. How sweet of you to add the tutorial too.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Vonna-

    I just finished reading the interview you gave with Lynn at Happiness is Cross Stitching. It was so much fun to read and learn a little bit more about you. You are truly a delightful, charming, and oh-so-generous woman. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love came out beautifully Vonna. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Lovely finish, congratulations

    ReplyDelete
  34. A lovley finish Vonna. Am going to have a peek at the tutorial now. Many thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh so pretty Vonna!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Stunning well done.x

    ReplyDelete
  37. Beautiful finish and always finishing perfection!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Beautiful finish ~ Thanks for yet another wonderful tutorial (beautiful nails BTW! :D)

    Enjoy your trip.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Your 'Virtues' look fantastic and the finishing is perfect, will have to check out your tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Gorgeous stitching :D I love the way you have finished these into pillows. I may have to try that method one day.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for following me on my blog. If you have any questions, please ensure that your e-mail is left or associated with your profile so that I may contact you.
My sincere thanks for taking the time to comment!
~Vonna
The Twisted Stitcher