Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Winter House from Finland

Hello Friends...


Yesterday, I received a super parcel all the way from Finland, from sweet Tuula. She made me a super pinkeep from a Passione Ricamo freebie available on their website. Here's the snap:

Here's all the lovely extras that she sent me as well:


I've gotten lovely Atalie threads and a DMC skein in the most gorgeous reds, a linen band strip, some pins for future pinkeeps, a chocolate bar, a calendar featruing Tuula's favorite artist, three postcards with descriptions of where they are in Tuula's country/town and the most lovely note. What a spectacular package and what attention to detail Tuula showed me. Thanks Tuula, I shall cherish it always!


Well about that LHN RR...it's a no go from this corner....my DH came home last night and said that not only is his current project going to go on a bit longer (long days without him being home), he's been made manager of another one......So.......I cannot commit to another thing. I had to e-mail and tell the moderator sorry, I'm going to have to pull out...but in the good note, there was a very special friend of mine that signed up and another too, so I'll be replaced and all's well that ends well!



BUT I did order the fabric yesterday for it....DH should have told me sooner, huh?! ....too bad his loss, my gain :) and it's, of course from Sassy's and in another of my favorite colors Creamy Cocoa...and the idea I had for it was a strike of sheer genius...LOL!...aren't they all?! But the layout and what I was planning to do...hmmm........ So I'm going to participate in a ME, MYSELF AND I ROUND ROBIN! Yep, no deadlines, no mailing fees, no questionable stitching....yep....sounds like a dream doesn't it?! LOL! I'll be starting that puppy as soon as I get my fabby, from Sassy! :) Would anyone like to join the ME, MYSELF AND I ROUND ROBIN?! :) just kidding...but you know I hear it's really flexible to get in.


Well I hear Ellie out there playing with her Petshop Pets and "hossies" and I love the conversations she has with her make believe play. Right now she's saying, "Mama, Mama, I need you Mama!" I said like three times (during the writing of this post...) I'm here Ellie what do you need, milk? and I kept on hearing the "Mama, Mama, I need you Mama!" so I ran out there and the Zebra and Penguin are "talking" to her My Littlest Pony...I don't know who the father was...but anyway...she really didn't need me and I can't figure out if it is the Zebra or the Penguin, but someone needs their Mama. Hope that the delinquent mother Pony figures out that one of her children is in trouble...because this Mama is getting confused of which "Mama" is needed! Until next time....Stitch Happy!

50 comments:

  1. I'd love to join you in a me, myself and I RR of LHN, now the only problem is I'm no good at designing these things, I have tons of LHN but now idea how I would do it. I like the no shipping and no deadline idea :)

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  2. Hahaha! That's the first I've heard of the Me, Myself and I Robin!! Very ingenious of you! A Vonna original! :)

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  3. Rowen also has these amazing dialogues with her little animals and toys that she's playing with. I think it's so incredible!

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  4. You've received a really lovely exchange Vonna! I totally understand how long days for hubby at work translate into long days for mom at home, hope you can find a little time in there for yourself :)

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  5. That is a spectacular exchange Vonna! My husband works long hours himself and with small children, that is alot of work. You can't do it all.

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  6. me, myself and I round robin is fantastic! :)
    So cute Vonna. I'm sure you will love having the flexibility of setting yourself up with your new project.

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  7. Lovely pinkeep and gifts from Tuula!
    LOL at your RR idea! No deadlines sounds great :)
    Hows Dear Diary coming along? I hope to post an update picture later this week although dont hold your breath for great progress!

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  8. What a great exchange and beautiful pin-keep! The MMI-RR sounds perfect!!

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  9. Lovely gifts that you received. Have anice day ;)

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  10. Love your idea! Due when you want it due! Perfect for a busy mom, isn't it Girl Scout cookie time too? Good luck on that monster of a job!
    Donna

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  11. What a lovely pinkeep :)

    Ellie is so cute :) I can remember those days :)

    Have a lovely day my friend :)
    ((hugs))

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  12. I think it's the perfect plan, a Me, Myself & I RR... LOL... go for it!! Tuula sent you a lovely exchange!
    I need to check out those Sassy fabby's soon, you're like a walking commercial... ;o)... O, hang on... something about a wagon...????? Aargh, darn it!

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  13. Lovely pinkeep you received from Tuula!
    I like your idea of a MMI-RR. I could easily do that myself ;) BTW: go check my blog, there's a surprise for you :)))

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  14. What a lovely exchange package from Tuula. She was very thoughtful. Elie is too funny with her toys.

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  15. the me myself and I rr are the best lol have fun

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  16. That is a pretty pin keep, and lovely gifts.
    It sounds like things are busy for you.
    Take care of yourself and enjoy your MM&I RR I do like those as well.
    Stitch with happy fingers.

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  17. Love your exchange and sorry about the RR, sounds like you've got it under control though. :D And little Ellie sounds like a hoot. Too funny.....TFS

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  18. What a wonderful exchange! Ellie just tickles me pink! hug that little angel for me!

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  19. That is a beautiful pinkeep. I think that so much of the fun of exchanges must be seeing what surprises you end up with!

    Your daughter sounds like she was having a good time playing! It's nice when they can so completely occupy their own time and imagination.

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  20. Sign me up for the RR! That sounds ideal, but I'm like Terry - I have lots of LHN, but don't think I'd be able to design something myself.

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  21. What a sweet story .. I just love make believe playtime.

    Your gift from Finland is very nice.

    Have a great week.

    Michelle

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  22. Wonderful exchange that you got, and what a cute conversation Ellie was having. It seems forever since my DD was that age and having conversations between her My Little Pony's, her Care Bears, and her She-Ra dolls. I miss those days, they grow up to fast.

    Enjoy your me, myself, and I RR, sounds like a good plan for a busy person. The no stress, no mailing, and not deadlines works for me.
    Sue

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  23. What a beautiful pinkeep exchange item, the colours are really lovely. I am sorry that you can't participate in the RR, I was looking forward to working with you. However, I completely understand your situation. My fabric arrived today and I ordered back at the beginning of December. Better late than never!

    My daughter babbles to all her animals, then hugs each of them and then gives them a kiss. They can do the funniest things and only they understand what it's all about.

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  24. Oh what a pretty pinkeep! Those are the most beautiful stitched snowflakes I have ever seen. Nice lot of goodies too, and I see more chocolate - YUM!

    Too cute on the story of your daughter!

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  25. If the Me, Myself, and I Round Robin is anything like my Not-So-Round Robin, then count me in! Stitching without deadlines is the only kind of stitching I can handle for the moment.

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  26. What a lovely exchange!

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  27. What a gorgeous pinkeep! I'm getting so many ideas from all you wonderful bloggers:)

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  28. Hi there Vonna! Beautiful pinkeep and gifties. Have fun with your very own RR! :)

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  29. That's a lovely pinkeep from Tuula! Good luck with your me myself and I RR - no getting lost in the post, no hassling stitchers who are too busy to stitch (or...??) :) Look forward to seeing your layout come to life!

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  30. You make me giggle Vonna :D I love your me, myself and I RR idea. In fact, I might do a me, myself and I exchange - I love the sound of a few coming up but don't want to overcommit. What a great idea!

    And what a sweetie Ellie sounds! I hope Mama Pony came to the rescue! :)

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  31. don't you just love listening to those little conversations your kids have...what imaginations!

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  32. Looking forward to seeing your M,M&I come alive. I'll bet that little Ellie keeps you entertained. And, the pinkeep is lovely. What a pretty design.

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  33. what a sweet exchange :-) Aw, sorry your DH is so tied up! He must be good at what he does to be sooo needed! :-)

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  34. What a awesome exchange!
    The pinkeep is gorgeous!

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  35. What a beautiful wintery pinkeep from Tuula. She really does stitch some lovely things. Your Me, Myself, and I RR is hilarious, but oh so practical. That is kind of how I think of the Dear Diary SAL. I recall the days of my daughter talking like Ellie while she played. Those days are long gone, but I treasure them in my heart.

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  36. What a lovely giftie!

    I loved listening to Ben talk with his toys - nothing like it. SO funny what kids say and playact with their toys. I look forward to hearing that again with Zack.

    Have a good day!
    Tanya
    ps...I think you're on to something with that me, myself and I RR !

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  37. What a lovely pinkeep! I've met Tuula couple of times and she is a lovely lady! :)
    Your RR sounds truly hilarious. I really should sign up for one as well...

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  38. I love your Ellie stories. She makes me LOL!! She is a cutie!! I think all your children are precious.

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  39. That's a lovely exchange from Tuula! Your RR idea sounds perfect :)

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  40. Love Tuula's treats! And I'll join you on the MM&I RR!

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  41. Your winter house exchange from Tuula is really unique - I love it!

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  42. Wondeful exchange from Tuula~i am certain that it made you smile!
    Ohhhh, to have a little one again~I miss that!

    Have a fabulous weekend!!! :)

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  43. Sorry you had to pull out of this newest RR but having been a single mom for many years I completely understand how long your days can be without your DH around to help. I don't know how you manage to do what you already do!
    Ellie sounds like she is very good at playing by herself. I used to love sitting back and listening to the kid's conversations with their toys. It's amazing what they pick up from us when you think they aren't listening.

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  44. Gorgeous exchange. Enjoy your RR

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  45. Every exchange I do is a 'ME, MYSELF & I' one, lol.

    I used to do a LOT of exchanges over the years, and RR's too, but for all the reasons you mention.....I don't now. I miss them sometimes though, so I'm starting slowly to edge back into them....but small ones....and slowly, lol. Did I mention slowly already?

    I've often thought I like the idea of a neighbourhood, but the RR part scared me off. I even thought a few times that I'd do my own neighbourhood....then I remembered that I don't have any neighbourhood type charts, hahha..

    Ah well, it's not like I'm short of projects as it is, without a dud like me holding me back from a new neighbourhood. LOL.

    I LOVE your gifts and especially that pin-fan. That is SOOOOO cute!

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  46. I've dreamt of doing a 'me, myself and I RR' for the longest time. No doubt I will start one some time. I'll let you be my inspiration :o)

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  47. beautiful pinkeep!!

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  48. What a great exchange, I love it.

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  49. Can't wait to see what your layout and design is going to be for your own LHN RR. Maybe that's the solution for me - stitching my own RR all by myself. I'd love to do a CHS RR. Now the wheels are turning!!

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  50. Have your started your me myself and I RR ?? Good for you :) I am going to do some me things in the second half of this year!!

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