Friday, June 08, 2007

Becky's Pinkeep Arrives and Inspiration Week 2

This has been a stellar week for packages! Here's what dear Becky sent me today! HURRAY!! It's the Patriotic Pinkeep! I love it! Becky also sent me two patriotic themed tuck pillows and some lovely marking pins! I love it all and my sincere thanks to you Becky for these lovely gifts and but most of all your friendship! Here's my dining room and where I put the pinkeep...the man in the picture is my dear Pap when he served in WWII for the U.S. Navy.
Well today is Friday so that means it is Rosewood Manor's INSPIRATION SAL day with my friends Julie, Rob and Lauren. Here's what I accomplished today:

INSPIRATION Week #2
(*finished with the 1st page!!! 1 page down 29 to go!)
Here's a comparison from last week:
The fabric looks too dark in the first picture and too light in the second picture...its a color inbetween...I'm stitching this on the recommended 32 ct. Picture This Plus "Moonglow". Anyway I'm thrilled with how this is turning out, I turn a little cross eyed stitching it....and you have to count and count and re-count and then the darn frog still visits....but after I got all the backstitching done today...and I held it up and looked at it...it just reaffirmed why I started this project to begin with.
Ok, that's all I've got to share with you today. Everything else I've been working on are for exchanges, gifts, or something that I can't show you :) Have a glorious weekend :) I have to work this weekend, but I'll be checking in on all of your updates :)
Until the next time....

52 comments:

  1. What a nice package from Becky! I love the pinkeep! Your Inspiration is inspiring me! I love it! :)

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  2. I love what you are stitching on...beautiful! You are making progress :-}.
    I'm with you on stitching stuff that I can not show~That is all I am doing making it hard to update my blog.
    Becky is so sweet sendng you that wonderful package!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  3. Great patriotic pinkeep! Very nice progress on inspiration!

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  4. Your progress looks just wonderful :)
    Glad that package arrived :) Enjoy :)

    Have a most lovely weekend my friend :)
    ((hugs))

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  5. Nice progress on Inspiration...it's looking great!

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  6. I just love the work you are doing on Inspiration. I´ll be visiting again to see your progress. The package from Becky is also very sweet.

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  7. Oh no Vonna, I thought I could pass up "Inpiration", but yours is looking just gorgeous - How could you do this to me!!! Argh!!

    That's a gorgeous pinkeep Becky sent you!

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  8. What a fun package from Becky! And your progress on "Inspiration" so far is impressive! A banner day!!

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  9. Both of your goodies look great, I love the patriotic look, I've yet to do a tin. How do you keep the linen on the tin? Glue? Or epoxy?
    Donna

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  10. The pinkeep looks really nice and not forgeting those goodies! :) Inspiration is coming along fine.

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  11. You know, I really am on the fence about "Inspirations," but it looks so glorious when you stitch it...please don't make me do it, Vonna...pleeze... I'll really go cross-eyed! It looks so beautiful. :o
    Deb

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  12. Wonderful pinkeep package here from Dear Becky, it looks great where you have it too :-)

    Have a nice weekend!

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  13. Those are lovely gifts from Becky! And, your Inspiration is so beautiful!!

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  14. Lovely gifts from Becky and I love your latest start its very pretty.

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  15. What a wonderful package that you received from Becky! And, Inspiration is looking lovely!!

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  16. Very nice gifts you received from Becky.

    Your Inspiration piece is beautiful. Have you seen it done up IRL? It is just GORGEOUS. I have not added this to my stash though because I don't like to backstitch and after seeing it done up you can see all that backstitching ;)

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  17. I just love that picture of your dad!!

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  18. Such a pretty pinkeep! I love your patriotic stars too.

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  19. Your progress looks great.

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  20. You've sent and received some lovely things lately - loads of wonderful stitching goodies! Love the parcel from Becky and your Inspiration WIP is looking very pretty so far. I'm looking forward to seeing this one grow :)

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  21. Don't you just love stitching on PTPlus fabric!!! Love your progress and can't wait to see more!!!!

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  22. Awesome progress!

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  23. WOW!!!! You've made heaps of progress since week 1! Great job, I really love all the colours.

    eileen :)

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  24. Lovely package, it is also great timing for the upcoming forth of July. Inspiration is looking so pretty, you've made great headway.
    Sue

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  25. Inspiration is looking so pretty! I'm looking forward to watching you finish :) Love that patriotic pinkeep, too.

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  26. Your inspiration looks fantastic! Mine was a total train wreck on Friday. I spent more time frogging than stitching! UGH!!

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  27. Love your RAK pkg. great pinkeep, tucks and pins. :D Great progress on the RM piece too. TFS.

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  28. Hey babe! I love Inspiration, it's so pretty, the colors are brighter than I thought they were... I may have to attempt that one someday :D Becky's gifts are awesome! 4th of July stuff is my all time favorite.

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  29. What a gorgeous pinkeep. And just perfect in that corner :)

    And Inspiration is looking wonderful. I'd love to stitch it myself but I have 'one or two' (ahem!) things on the go already! ;)

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  30. I love the special corner you have set up for your Pap! And Becky's pinkeep is a wonderful addition there. Great work on your Inspiration piece!

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  31. Hi Vonna, your patriotic corner is perfect for Becky's pinkeep! And really great progress on Inspiration.

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  32. I'm SAL-ing this with Lauren (and you by extension I think!) and yours is coming along beautifully. :) I'm about halfway through page 1.

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  33. Great pinkeep! Inspiration is a very beautiful piece, yours is looking great

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  34. Your Inspiration is looking beautiful - an inspiration in itself!

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  35. I saw the pinkeep Becky made for you on her blog - it is lovely. It looks really good where you have put it in your patriotic corner - what a great photo of your pap.
    Your progres on Reosewood Manor is STUNNING - I am going to look forward to the progress photos on this one :)

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  36. Everything is so lovely! You do such beautiful work!

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  37. I love the little area you have for your Pap. Also, your daughter's blog is adorable.

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  38. What sweet gifts from Becky! Your Inspiration is looking lovely, and really is an inspiration!

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  39. Vonna, Vonna, where are you? Miss your cheerful posts, my dear!

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  40. What a lucky stitcher you've been lately, Vonna!! So many wondrous examples of stitching to display. :)

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  41. Vonna! Always my inspiration lol!! I am looking at all that backstitch on RM and thinking EEEk! Maybe not one for me as I hate bs. Love what you have done though. I have missed so much of your blog. xx

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  42. Lovely package from Becky. The Rosewood Manor project is absolutely delicious!

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  43. Love the patriotic pin keep & the
    Rosewood Manor's is coming along nice too.

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  44. hi vonna: Have room for another comment??? LOL!!! Lovely SAL. I so get the counting issue. Lots of spacing inbetween the stitching.

    Awesom gift from Becky -- and your daughter's blog is very nice, too.

    enjoy the day

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  45. Great progress on Inspiration. Becky does such fun gifts. :) You so deserve it.

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  46. What a wonderful picture of your Dad Vonna. You must be so proud.
    A sweet gift from Becky and such lovely work of your own.
    Have a great week.

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  47. I don't think I ever left a comment on this post - sorry!

    The pinkeep from Becky is great - perfect for the upcoming July 4 holiday! Your Rosewood Manor piece is gorgeous - love the colors!

    Hope all is well!

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  48. Inspiration is a lovely project!
    I have just left a comment on Katie's blog. You must be very proud!
    You're both bookmarked now!
    Take care!
    Lili from France (I forgot to tell Katie that my comment was from France. Will you please let her know?)

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  49. I can't wait to see more of it, Vonna! So far it loos awesome!!!

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  50. Oooh Becky's pinkeep and extras are fantastic!!! Beautiful progress!

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  51. You are making great progress on Inspiration. i have it and really want to start it. You are "inspiring" me!!

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  52. Gorgeous pinkeep - congrats!

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