Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday was a good day as I received an unexpected parcel in the mail from sweet Myrna...she sent me these goodies as a Random Act of Kindness:
whole kit and kaboodle - knitted dishcloth (love these!), marking pins made by her sister Reee (needed these!) and then of course the fob...wasn't that sweet?!
Lovely stitching, lovely goodies, lovely workmanship and lovely friendship resulting from this exchange..."Thank you Sylvie!" I love it all :)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The bottom of the RR to show how my square blended into the other two already stitched...looks good doesn't it?! Gives it a real "flow" to the layout I think...
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Here's an update on Heather's RR:I added a piggy, half a cow, some floating windows, a porch roof and a fence yesterday....I think my plan is really coming together better than what I expected. I think I'm going to do the horses over one behind the fence by the house...what do you think?
Today my Dad and my stepmom is coming up to deliver a flexsteel sofa, chair, ottoman and roll of carpeting!!! Whoo hoo! The sofa and chair are only 3 years old and my others are as old as my marriage (12 years in April) and we're in much need of more seating and better seating...so Woot! I'm happy to have them. I think I'm going to use the chair and ottoman to make a "conversation" area by my stitching chair and window...that way while the kids are watching their shows in the evening Daddy and I can talk....we'll see....
The carpeting is for our unfinished basement, that's where I have my craft area (for my finishing) and the kids play with their toys so a piece of carpeting will be great to add to the concrete floor that gets cold in the winter....warm the place up a bit too....
So that's Tuesday for the Pfeiffer's. . . . hope that Tuesday is good for you all! Until next time, stitch with JOY!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Well before we start the Easter weekend I thought I'd share a finish that was recently received by the lovely recipient Amy for her birthday:
Well the Easter Bunny has been working hard for the Pfeiffer Clan! We've scheduled him with an egg laying sometime this afternoon (probably sometime when the kids are having their "quiet time" he'll pop outside and lay his eggs). Then Mr. Bunny will deliver baskets with the children's new Easter Sunday outfits for Mass tonight so that when they awake tomorrow morning bright and early at 6 a.m. for Mass, there at the foot of their bed will be their Easter Basket's filled with clothes for church. Then while we're at Mass, that rascally rabbit will come back with the Easter candy...as long as they have been good at Church that is ;) I believe that willy rabbit got each child a Hershey's Solid Milk Chocolate Bunny and a 6-pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. That should bring smiles all around to 4 cherub faces! Until the Mama Bunny says, "Bite off the bunny ears and grab an egg before your name gets put on a freezer bag and you put the rest of the candy away!" to be doled out S-L-O-W-L-Y over the next month.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Here's what I stitched for Rosalie:
I definitely am going to make one of these or at least stitch Colonial Dry Goods for myself in the near future (ha, ha, ha). I just fell in love with the design while I stitched this one and it wasn't necessarily on the top of my list before then, I liked it but didn't love it...you know what I mean.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So...I've recently ran across some blogs that I would like to take the time to draw attention to, they are new to blogging and I'd like to give them a warm welcome into our fellowship here in the on-line stitching/blogging world...so pop on over and say a "howdy-doo" to them (these are in no particular order):
Kim B at Stitchful Thinking
Sara at Sara's Simple Stitching
Twana at Beads and Threads
My dear friend Staci at Snippits and Stash
and last but not least....a recent client of mine, who I didn't know, but isn't new to blogging and has a super wonderful blog with lots of yummy projects so let me introduce Petra at Time to Stitch and after reading her blog I'm getting hooked on the idea of Pine Mountain pillows...LOL!
Alright folks...that's all for me today...I did some finishing today and started a new project! Country Cottage Needlework's Summer Garden...I have a really cool finishing idea perculating in my brain....we'll see if it all comes together.
Until next time - Stitch with Joy!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Long time no post...it's been a long week. First we had our computer totally crash and I lost everything (or just about). My husband had to slick the hard drive and reload everything. So it's been a long road to get it back to working order. Then my kids were on Spring Break so there was lots of fun activities until last Tuesday when I came down with a severe cold. I've not felt this bad since last year this time when I had pneumonia. I had to work this past weekend and it was like living in a fog world. I came home early both days...just went in to get the bare minimum done and then back home I came. Each time falling into bed exhausted and sleeping the entire rest of the day. Good news though...I think I turned a corner last night (my fever broke) and I'm feeling much better today!
And what a great day it is! Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks updated their site (found Here) today. Here's what I've been waiting for - the unveiling of "Wool Needlebook and Fob Set":
And Diane was the friend that encouraged me to start finishing for the public too. Along with some other friends that I asked about what they thought...so...there you go...MY HAPPINESS is finally unveiled!!! I'm tickled to my toes, because I never dreamed, never thought that anything that I was doing was being seen by someone in the needlework industry. It floored me and still does to this day. I was honored to have worked with Diane and hopefully my work was good enough that she'll seek me out in the future. It was a dream, a very dream, that I was able to do this...and I am still aghast and blushing with pride (there I said it and I'm not sorry for it!) LOL!
I'm proud that my work was seen as honorable enough for Diane to take notice. I don't know how I kept a secret for so long but I did!
Please don't think I'm bragging on myself, because that's the last thing I want people to think...I'm not and what I did making that fob anybody can do....I was just happy it was me for one tiny moment in the spotlight...Me, Vonna from Indiana, just a Mom, in the spotlight (well for anyone that loves LHN and is a cross stitcher that is)...it made my day! Thank you Diane for trusting me...it was my sincere pleasure and I know you know it! LOL! :)
Until next time friends, stitch with joy, I am!
Monday, March 10, 2008
SO I've lost all of my e-mail contacts. If you and I have had e-mail contact in the past or you want to have e-mail contact with me in the future....could you send me a quick note so that I can capture your e-mail again?! Please!
Friday, March 07, 2008
Yep, Sand and Sun isn't in my future for Spring Break but hot cocoa and stitching in my jammies are just a few short hours away....in fact I just received notification that the kids will be released 1 hour early today from school because of the weather...we're just getting the effects of a snowband that is moving through the state they are predicting 9 inches of snow before nightfall...what you see doesn't look like much but it just has accumulated in the hour about 1 inch worth and it's snowing furiously outside! SO off to school I shall go in 2 hours time and then it is off with my clothes and on with the jammies and my rear end has a date with my stitching chair! I know I won't be stood up :)
Look what sweet Sue from Liv 'n Laf sent to me as a RAK! Isn't it the sweetest?
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Thank you for all the wonderful comments everyone left for Jacob...he has gotten quite a thrill from them all! Thank you so much!
Until next time...
Saturday, March 01, 2008
March is recognized as "Youth Art Month" here in the U.S. We live in Bloomington, Indiana - home of my alma mater Indiana University home of the Hurrying Hoosiers. Today our son, Jacob, was awarded an award for his colored pencil drawing entitled "Swim with the Dolphins" in the Youth Art Month Exhibition held at the IU Art Museum. He was one of nine students representing his Elementary School. There is a population of over 600 students attending his school so it was a big honor for Jacob's work to be recognized!