Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Round #4 Round Robin and Christmas Surprise

WOOT! Did you hear the angels singing?! I got my square of Cindy's RR finished this afternoon! Thank goodness...another thing to mark off my list!!! Here is my square for Round #4 of the Hello Neighbor RR:
Designer: Sandra Cozzolino
Design: Taken from Welcome Friends Booklet
Fibers: DMC
Cindy chose the most amazing fabric for her RR..it is 32 ct. Days Gone By Silkweaver....I believe I see some of this in my future! GORGEOUS fabric!
Here's the whole RR, I think it's looking fabulous!:
Don't you think my little shack looks like your hillbilly neighbor's house?! LOL!
Next I had a sweet surprise from dearest Harmien I sent her the annual Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine and she said she'd stitch me the first project from it....Here's what it looked like before I opened it:
And here it is in all it's glory! Front:


Don't you just love it?! I am thrilled to bits with it! It is in my smalls basket as I speak and I keep looking and looking at it. It's Midsummer Nights Designs offering for this year and they've become a popular favorite of mine of late. So sweet Harmien, thank you for your kindness and generosity :) I love it and am thrilled to BITS with it!

I'm a bit under the weather today. I think I have a slight stomach bug or something...not right at all and sort of achy all over. My DH is coming home early this p.m. so that I can take a shower and go to bed. I will be able to do so with a clear conscience now that I know that the RR is packaged and ready for the mail on Friday! WHOO HOOO!

Until next time: may your fabric be the canvas and your needle your brush as you paint a beautiful masterpiece!


  1. woo hoo!!! congrats on the finish :) all the Neighbor RR's are looking sooo nice!

    What a lovely surprise from Harmein :)

    Hope you get feeling better quickly! The flu bug is going around here like crazy these days ... not fun at all!

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the RR! Hillbilly shack - LOL! And Harmien... she is too, too sweet! Lovely little pin pillow! I hope you feel better very soon.

  3. I love the little surprise! And your house is adorable! Oh and hon, I AM the hillbilly your momma warned you about! LOL! We have lots of houses that look like that around here!

  4. Your stitching is, as always, wonderful, Vonna. And I just adore the gift that Harmien made you.

    I hope you'll feel much better very soon - take care!!

  5. Hi Vonna, Your part in the RR is looking amazing. They are all coming along beautifully. Love Harmiens pressie to you. Its one of the designs that I like in the mag.
    I hope you are feeling better soon. Theres nothing worse than when poor Mum gets ill.
    Sorry to hear about your hubbies colleague. I haven't had much computer time to read all my favorite blogs as my hubby and sons are always hogging the computer. All I ever get is hurry up Mum I need to get on there any way take care - Sandra.

  6. Vonna,

    I hope you're feeling better very soon. Your gift from Harmien is very elegant. Congratulations on finishing your part of the RR. It looks great.

  7. Congrats on the lovely RR finish. It is beautiful. Harmien's ornament is precious. I have also taken note of that Silkweaver Days Gone By fabric. I saw a project at my LNS done on it, and decided that I must stitch something on it. Hope you feel better soon.

  8. What a cute ornament!

    I'm sorry you're under the weather - I can so relate! I hope you get better soon. {{{hugs}}}

  9. Hope u will feel better soon. Your RR is very pretty. I love your Biscornu Basket and all the goodies. The ornament you received is very cute. Take care.

  10. Vonna,
    I love your piece on the RR. Actually, I love the whole thing. What a neat idea. The fabric is beautiful. Hope you feel better soon.

  11. Your RR looks great...I still want to get involved in one of those.
    So nice of you to send Harmien the JCS magazine and such a nice gift she sent you!
    I do hope that you are feeling better very quickly!!!

  12. Tough you say you re not feeling topnotch, you seem to be in very spirits. Your post is so positive, full of excitement, and inspiring. I feel up just reading it. The stitching, fabric, and giftsare all wonderful

  13. vonna, you have done a stunning job on Cindy's neighborhood. You find the neatest patterns. Your little gift from Harmien is lovely. I hope your illness is short lived and you are back on your feet soon

  14. Cindy's RR looks wonderful, the design you stitched is lovely. And what a beautiful little gift from Harmien - lucky you!

    Yes, we're a Lego household - DS just loves the stuff and is on a major Bionicle kick at the moment. I don't mind - I grew up with Lego too and think it's fantastic!

  15. Fantastic pressie! Hope you are feeling better soon

  16. I love the house you stitched. The colors are very striking.

    What a beautiful ornament you received as a surprise. I really love the beads around the edge! I have seen several pieces finished like this lately, and I am definitely going to be trying this. Enjoy!

  17. Your hillbilly shack looks pretty good to me!! I love the colours in it! Wherever do you manage to find all your patterns for all these RRs. Just choosing them would take me forever to decide!
    Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Get some rest and those needles will be flying again in no time!

  18. Your contribution to the RR looks really great. I love the little pillow you received. Hope you feel better soon.

  19. Vonna, I just absolutely adore your RR house! It's gorgeous and in my kind of colors. That fabric really sets it off. The ornament Harmien sent is beautiful. I hope you are feeling better today. {{hugs}}

  20. I hope you are feeling better soon.

    Your RR house is beautiful and the ornament you received is stunning.


  21. Cute RR and what a pretty lil ornament too!

  22. Anonymous5:01 AM

    That's what you get for being such a sweetheart, Vonna!! I'm so glad you like it!
    I just love watching all the Neighbourhood RR's grow! Your house is beaufitul, and thank you for introducing me to a new designer.
    Feel better soon!!

  23. You did a great job on the RR Vonna! That fabric does look lovely.
    What an adorable gift from Harmien!
    I hope you feel better soon

  24. Congrats on your finish, it is gorgeous. Lovely surprise from Harmien.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  25. Your squaer on Cindy's RR is lovely Vonna.

    The ornament you received from Harmien is beautiful:)

    I hope you are feeling better soon.

  26. I really love what you stitched for Cindy's RR. It looks fantastic.

  27. You did a great job on Cindy's RR and the giftie is just great!

  28. What a great job you did on Cindy's RR it looks good.

    Love your ornie from Harmien, its really lovely.

  29. I love the ornament. Congrats on finishing the RR block - it works perfectly with the other houses. Just beautiful! Hope you are feeling better soon.


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