Monday, January 07, 2008

Manic Monday...

Hello Friends!
Hope all is right and well in your world! I survived the weekend although it kicked my patootey!

I did have the ultimate ENABLER forward me a newsletter from a ONS to show me this:

It's the newest from A Mon Ami Pierre designs and isn't it just DIVINE? It has lots of things that appeal to me 1.) Sheep (although do you see the fox up there by them? doesn't fox eat sheep? Our quaint country scene could turn into a blood bath if he's hungry!) 2.) Houses 3.) Country theme 4.) Stitching ladies I think I'm sunk.....
Thank you ENABLER! :)

Next up: Heard from my Fair and Square Partner that she returned home from her Holiday Vacation to find my package here they are:

This picture doesn't really show the beauty of them...the colors were so vibrant, I didn't want to send them...but I did and there ya go, here they are :) Will DEFINITELY be stitching me a set of these!!
Ok, well true to my work I didn't place one X in anything all week...although I had a huge week of stitching during the last of my kids winter break....today it's back to the grindstone and boy are we jumping in with both feet! It's the kids walked to school by 8:45, then my power walk with Ellie, then back home to load up to go to yet another Girl Scout Manager's meeting ... yes, I know....then off to Girl Scout Cookie Meeting...yep, again that time....and then rush back home where I MAY be able to slip a stitch in or two depending on how WINDY the speakers are at the meetings....Then it's walk to school to pick up the kids, get back home start supper/do homework, then off to a Cub Scouts with all four of them at 6:30, then back by 8:00, hurry up baths for 4 kids, and prayers, tucks and off to sleepy by land for 4 kids then HOPEFULLY Mom can take a shower, put on her jammies and be stitching by the time DH gets home at 9 p.m. ! YIKES!!! Maybe I need to start off the day with medication rather than vitamins? My DH is working from 6:30 a.m. (after a 45 min. drive to work) until 8:15 p.m. (then a 45 min. drive back home) because he's got a huge project coming down the pike. So Mom's solo for the foreseeable future...he's even going to be working the weekends I'm not working...I guess I'll get to high five him on the way in and out the door! :)
Until Next time....Stitch with smiles :)

31 comments:

  1. My word, lady, I'm tired just reading what is in store for you today. I think a double dose of vitamins might do the trick for me!
    Loved the F&S pieces.

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  2. Nice Monday post! Come by and check out my revamped, made over blog, and take a peak at my Manic Monday blog!

    Deb

    http://palofmine.wordpress.com

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  3. Oh Vonna, I know what you mean about being busy with the kids--and who said that it gets easier as they get older, lol! Hope you have a chance to catch your breath :)

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  4. I also received an email with this sampler - isn't it beautiful?!!

    Your Pine Tree is wonderful! I'm sure the recipient is very pleased.

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  5. In that mad list of things to do, did I read that it's GIRL SCOUT COOKIE time???? Is there any way to place a really long distance order?? (You think I'm joking, but I'm not!)

    I hope your manic Monday has lots of bright points, too. Good luck!!

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  6. Lovely squares Vonna, good luck with flying solo

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  7. I'm dizzy after reading your post and I think I need to take a rest LOL! Its one way to get through a Monday quickly though. Good luck with your DH working so many extra hours :-D

    p.s. Love your F&S blocks!

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  8. Oh my goodness, girl. You made me tired just reading about your day. I had to sit down and rest. Boy, there is lots to be said for retirement!!!!
    That sampler is simply stunning and HUGE!! but I am sure you can handle it.
    Your Fair and Square exchange is beautiful. No wonder you did not want to part with that one.

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  9. The AMAP sampler is gorgeous. Thanks god I will be stopped by my laziness and my secret pledge to finish "Cinderella" before starting any new big project... ;)

    I love your Pine Tree Hill, And the birdy on your signature is so cute !

    You made me discover the Fair and Square project, I might join later this year, who knows...

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  10. I don't know Vonna, maybe that lil fox is a vegetarian ;)

    Your Pine Tree Hill is lovely.

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  11. Wow what a day, I don't know how you do it! Lovely stitching too - how do you do it all?!

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  12. Ohhh I love the sampler yes you must stitch this of course, I do agree the squares would be hard to part with love them...I need a nap form reading your schedule, take care!

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  13. Vonna,

    Thanks for the comments on my blog. I have not yet had the chance to mention to Judie that she may wish to stitch up a copy of the cows with blankets for you. I have a funny feeling tht she may not be too receptive...but hey! It doesn't hurt to ask right? I hope her reply will be printable!

    Also, as I stitched the eye of the cardinal last night, I gained a whole new respect for your over one 28 ct CdC on black! My cardial is on dark green and there were only 36 little over one stitches to do..out came the magnifier! I don't know how you are doing the whole CdC ... my hat is off to you!

    I'll have a pic of the cardinal soon...he looks great! I have a feeling he will be hard to give away!

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  14. I feel for you girl! I can't beleive you all walk to school! Traffic out here is terrible, we live close enough but having to cross over the rr bridge makes me nervous, so ride the bus it is for my boys.
    I like that pattern too!
    Donna

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  15. I feel exhausted just reading your post! Love Pine Tree Hill.

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  16. I saw that new design this morning. I fell in LOVE with it. I saw a new HAED design and a new My Big Toe design that I must have also ;)

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  17. Oh I love those squares with the cardinals!

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  18. Vonna, what a long day. I love the squares that you stitched for the F&S exchange. To bad the picture really doesn't capture the vividness of the colors. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  19. Vonna - I don't know how you get all the energy - I have a hard time keeping up with one!

    That A Mond Ami Pierre piece is stunning!

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  20. That is one beautiful sampler Vonna! Nice job on the Fair and Square blocks too. I suppose I can expect a phone call soon from my two nieces who are in Girl Scouts, huh? Have a great evening!

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  21. The squares are beautiful. I'll be thinking about you this week with your busy schedule. My kids start back to school tomorrow. I was late my first day back today and I have no excuses.

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  22. That's so pretty Vonna and I love your Pine Tree Hill, I don't blame you for stitching it again for yourself. You sound like you're going to be very busy, take care of yourself.

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  23. Oh the joys of being a busy Mum lol glad those days are long behind me as I sit her at 8.15 am still in my dressing gown and enjoying a lazy cup of coffee.

    The new AMAP design looks great thats the first time Ive seen it.

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  24. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Hi there,
    this is the first time I leave my comment in your blog. I've been reading your nice blog for a while now, found it thru Lennu's. I really love all your stitching work and your finishes. Also love the beautiful, wintry, pictures you have on your blog's left side :) I also took a look at your tutorials, they made me want to try one altoid tin of my own, too. I have a stitching blog myself only it's in Finnish. Not much stitched lately but got an increasing will to do so anyway ;) Have a great and creative year 2008!
    Petra from Finland

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  25. Wow your day was certainly busy yesterday! My two girls don't need taking to school anymore as they walk with friends now but I must admit I really miss it.

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  26. Love the squares you did for this one and 'yes' you should do yourself this too :)

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  27. you are a very very very busy lady Vonna!!! how do you find energy to stitch after such a busy day!

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  28. I keep looking at the new A Mon Ami Pierre design too! It really is devine and I may have to get it. Not sure about the fox either in there but I love this design! I am loving this designer more and more. Your stitching is beautiful as always!! I love all your things here!! Debby :)

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  29. Doesn't life get a little crazy sometimes? I hate weeks like these. You never know whether you're coming or going!
    I love the squares. The colours are just super!
    As for your enabler, she really knows her stuff. This looks like a great piece.

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  30. Oh my, that sounds very busy! Hopefully your DH project will conclude soon! Your squares are beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful LHN squares! I love the PS squares you stitched too - what fun!

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