Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I'm Alive...just busy!

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome ~
very, very busy....
will let your eyes do the talking today :)

All finished since March 26, 2018

Untitled ES_SB Fa La La Drum MY_LL_Celtic Christmas PS_CCN Forest Snowfall PS_LHN_My House VP_LHN Welcome Spring VP_SSS_Spring Gathering KC_Joe and Sally Snow DB_LHN Farm Fresh Cherries DB_Lila's Studio Autumn DB_PSS Hello Summer SR_SC_Santa Hunting CN_SC_Night Before Christmas LO_TCC May LS_Lizzie Kate Reindeer Stocking LS_Prairie Schooler Book 36 TJ_PS Christmas Eve VB_LHN Winter Sheep VB_LK Fright Night Tingles VB_PS Christmas Eve GV_LHN Old Glory GV_Penguin Cross Stitch GV_Sweetheart Tree_Kitty GV_TWP_Happy 4 GV_VeeandCo_Home of Free PM_BC Love You Mom IC_2007 PS Santa LS_LK Vinnie and Winnie JK_LHN Bringing Tree JK_LHN Hot Cocoa JK_LHN It's Snow Cold

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
May God bless and keep you always 
and may you be blessed with lots of stitching and sunshine!

Hugs and love in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx

Friday, April 06, 2018

FlossTube #20 ~ March 2018 in Review

Show Notes for FlossTube #20

May Be Viewed: HERE  a little long this month folks...sorry! I try to keep it under 40 minutes, but it is generally entertaining, I believe 😀

LOTs of Questions about my t-shirt:  It is from Etsy "Lift Her Up Co" and direct link is: HERE

1.) With Thy Needle and Thread "Flag Day in the Potting Shed" - Pedestal Pincushion, stitched on 32 ct. flax, using Classic Colorworks. This chart was a limited edition and no longer available for purchase.

2.) "It was Always You" by Heart in Hand, stitched on 28 ct. Picture This Plus "Haunted" linen in Classic Colorworks conversion; framed in a ready made frame from Michaels. 

3.) "Spring Delivery" by With Thy Needle and Thread, stitched on 40 ct. linen hand-dyed by Vonna, using Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks threads. To be framed. Stay tuned.

4.) "Welcome Spring" by Little House Needleworks, Classic Colorworks thread pack. Stitched on 32 ct. natural, with Classic Colorworks and DMC, finished as a Flatfold.

5.) "Spring Gathering" by Scattered Seeds Samplers, stitched on 40 ct. random linen, using Gentle Arts, Week Dye Works and Classic Colorworks. Finished as embellished small tuck pillow with yo-yo accent

6 finishes for the Month of March - 16 finishes for the year 2018 to date!


1.) Tomato Pincushion using velveteen from Lady Dot Creates ETSY SHOP HERE

2.) Beginners Quilt Top - for my beginning quilting class - fabrics used Laundry Basket Quilts Fabric

3.) Block of the Month Club: quilt pattern ~ "A Few of Our Favorite Things" by Julia Hale

4.) Kansas Troubles "Thistle Farm" Jelly Roll Quilt 2.0 (tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company found HERE) - pieced by me and quilted by my mother-in-law Bernadette Pfeiffer

Jesus Face Vervaco Kit

Thank you ladies for your kindness - you know who you are 💖


1.) Market Purchases
2.) Scattered Seed Samplers: ETSY SHOP HERE
3.) Singer Pink Professional Scissors: Available at Joann's and Hobby Lobby but also available on Amazon at links - Small Size: HERE  Medium Size: HERE Large Size: HERE
4.) Just Another Button Company: Button of the Month Club 2.0 (OH I LOVE THESE!) Sign UP HERE
5.) Just Cross Stitch Magazines on DVD (Prime Members is cheaper than ordering from Annies because of free shipping): HERE
6.) Farm Fresh Cherries - HERE IS THE DESIGN  and HERE IS MY FINISH:
DB_LHN Farm Fresh Cherries
7.) BEES - various bee inspired designs; various designers
8.) Lisa Bonegan - Primitive Gatherings - Juki Machine HERE  and Urban Elementz "tattoos" HERE and finally HERE is Lisa Bongean's JUKI with her tats
10.) RECIPE:
Thai Cucumber Salad by Vonna Pfeiffer
1 head Romaine, chopped
1 bunch of Cilantro, chiffonade
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced into 2 inch strips
Cherry Tomatoes halved and tossed in, amount to taste
1 handful of roasted peanuts

4 TBLS Rice Vinegar
4 TBLS Sweet Chili Sauce
1 TBLS Seaseme Seed Oil
1 TBLS minced fresh garlic
mix well then pour over salad, toss to incorporate dressing throughout, serve.

Covered Bridge Needle Arts in Bridgewater, PA has invited me to come to their One Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 29, 2018. I will be there for a "Meet and Greet" from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Please consider coming in so that I can "Meet and Greet" YOU! 
Covered Bridge Needle Arts FACEBOOK PAGE HERE

THANK YOU for watching!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

March Musings....

~ Greetings Friends and Warm Welcome to you all ~
Where does the time go?
It seems like Lent just started and here we are almost to Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
It is just shocking to me...
My Granny used to always (I mean never miss...) the soap opera "Days of Our Lives"...
every time I still see the opening credits to that soap and the time glass and the man saying:
"Like sands through the hour glass, so are the Days of Our Lives..."
and remember my Granny and hot summer days and pop sickles and swimming and thinking time was so S-L-O-W...not slow now as a 47 year old woman!

So what have I been up to?....
Did I tell you that in January I made my first quilt? it was a Jelly Roll Quilt Race 2.0 which you can find a tutorial on how to do it right here at MISSOURI STAR QUILT CO

The one I finished in January came home from a friend of mine that does Long Arm Quilting and I want to show it off! If you need Long Arm Services you can find her information on her Facebook Business Page: The Finished Quilt 
Here is the quilting up close...isn't it beautiful!?

Madeira Quilted

and here it is draped over the chair...
it is "Madeira" Moda Line by Blackbird Designs
BBD Quilt

I have a second chair and I wanted it to have a quilt too...so I chose a jelly roll from Kansas Troubles "Thistle Farm" also a Moda Line and made my second quilt and here is close up...
Kansas Troubles Quilt up close 

and here it is draped over my chair...It is currently at my Mother-In-Laws house being hand-quilted :)
Kansas Troubles Quilt 

then since I had so much positive feedback on my first two attempts I thought...
well I'm going to double down and I am currently in the middle of taking a quilt class. This is my first top where I chose the fabrics, colors, cut the pieces, pieced it and all that on my own!
Next class we will add the borders, make our quilt sandwich and learn out quilting and binding. 

My First Pieced Quilt

And since I took to piecing sort of like a duck to water....I decided to join my Sewing and Quilt Shop's Block of the Month club and tomorrow We will start with our first class! It will be every 3rd Wednesday of the month and at the end of 9 months we will have this quilt. Pretty snazzy, right?! I hope I can do it!
Block of the Month Quilt

Definitely caught the quilting bug 😂

As far as Cross Stitching I have:
Stitched and finished TWO of these ~ one for a friend as a "thank you" gift and the other for an upcoming exchange:
With Thy Needle and Thread ~ "Flag Day in the Potting Shed" 
on 32 ct. flax linen
stitched with Classic Colorworks
VP_Flag Day at Potting Shed 
I made these items and put together a give-away I am donating to an organization's raffle
Fancy Works Retreat Giveaway 

My 22nd Anniversary is upcoming and I stitched and framed this for us:

Heart in Hand ~ "Always You"
stitched on: 28 ct. Picture This Plus "Haunted" linen
with Classic Colorworks conversion that I did on my own
VP_HiH_Always You1 VP_HiH_Always You 2
I am teaching a class on finishing tarts and I stitched this and finished it for the class:

Plum Street Samplers ~ "Merry Friends"
stitched on 35 ct. Straw Weeks Dye Works Linen
using Classic Colorworks 
VP-2018 PSS Merry Friends

And lastly....I had a fatal error in this:


I counted and re-counted and the error in counting I had made was fatal...I would have frogged about 1/2 of what I had stitched. It was heart wrenching to me....but as I thought about it I realized, I am human, I make mistakes and of all pieces I'd want this one to be perfect. SO...I tossed it out and got new fabric, bought new DMC and will re-start soon:


Keeping it real and keeping it real humble ~ that's what it is all about!


I also did some finishing for my business clients and here we go: 
remember designer name and chart name ON the photo (if I know it and/or it was given to me):
KC_LK_Spring Chick KC_SR_Prim Hearts KC_SSS_Humble Gatherings NL_PSS_Olga KB_HOD_12 Days KB_LK Betty Broomstick EB_BBD In Full Glory EB_HOD Stitch EB_LHN He is Risen EB_LHN Sampler Tree CM_iStitch Sew Adorable JL_BBD Garden Club CK_Monochrome Heart JS_MR Chatelaine NS_Friend NS_HOD Chalk Ornie NS_Sled and Skates NS_Snowflower Diaries DB_PS Eggs DB_Pineberry Lane Shamrocks

That does it folks!
have a great week!
Hugs in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx