Monday, March 17, 2008

Share my Happiness!

Hello Friends : )
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":


Wool Needle Book and Fob
copyright Little House Needleworks
You're probably wondering why I've been waiting? Well imagine a cold and snowy day in Indiana in January and I'm checking my e-mail to discover I've been e-mailed by Diane Williams herself! (yes!) and then she tells me she's looking for an over 1 stitcher and a finisher (ok!) and she's wants to ask me (YES!) if I would like to be said over 1 stitcher and finisher? (is she kidding?!)
Well lo and behold Diane wasn't kidding and I became said over 1 stitcher and finisher for the fob part of the above design! YIPPEE! and just to prove it here's the pictures I took - with said scissors fob on my own scissors:


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!

71 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Vonna!!! I'm so happy for you!! I'm happy for you and your finishing business too! I know you do well with it! Congratulations! I can't wait to get my pattern and make my own little fob! :)

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  2. Congratulations Vonna! Very, very cool! I am proud of you :-) Sure hope you are feeling better - got your email late last night and had not had a chance to reply yet.

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  3. Vonna, this is wonderful. I am so happy for your success. You are so deserving and this proves it. I am sending a big hug!!

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  4. Oooh! I thought - a new LHN design, featuring my favourite sheepies - very cool, thanks Vonna.

    And then I read the rest of the post, and wow! many kudos and congratulations to you! I can't wait to see the chart and to see a name I recognise on the credits :o)

    Best wishes for your finishing business too :o)

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  5. You should brag a little! You do beautiful work, but it's an extra special treat to be recognized by a professional who makes a living doing what many of us do as a hobby. Enjoy it - and congratulations!

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  6. Good for you!:) Glad to see all your hard work rewarded!

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  7. Good things happen to good people. You have done a magnificent joy and the your kudos are justly deserved.
    Do I have to make an appointment now that you are a star LOLLOL BTW - do you need an agent or business manager.
    Big hugs and pats on the back for a beautiful job!!!!

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  8. Congratulations!! You should be very proud of yourself. But, of course, your work is beautiful. Who wouldn't want you to stitch one of their designs and finish it.

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  9. Oh WOW Vonna - how wonderful, How on earth did you manage to keep it secret, I think its wonderful for you to be recognised like that its so lovely.

    I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been at all well I'm glad that you are feeling better now, mind that it doesn't come back again, like my bugs did - you take it easy.
    Hugs

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  10. Wow that is so great!! You must be so tickled! And I love the design! You did a beautiful finishing job! And it's also great to hear you're feeling better!!

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  11. What a great experience!!! A model stitcher and finisher for a national designer. What fun!!! I have had the same joy doing stitching for my local designer. Yes, it is hard to keep things a secret. Besides, others are thinking you are not stitching, but you are stitching on (secret) stuff. Nice job and I am sure that Diane will be seeking you out for other projects.

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  12. Brag all you want Vonna, it is fanastic and must have for me. You do such beautiful work!!! Too Cool!!!

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  13. Congratulations on you finish and publication of said finish! It's very pretty.

    My PC, also, crashes on a regular basis (hubby's too for that matter). We added a second hard drive to mine, so I don't lose any data or files now when it does go down. Just the OS.

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  14. Vonna,

    Hugs to you! Thanks for sharing your happiness with us. I'm really happy for you. I know that you are Diane's #1 fan and to be asked to stitch a model must have been about as exciting at Christmas morning when you were a child.

    Vonna, you did a beautiful job on stitching and finishing on this splendid design. Congratulations dear friend.

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  15. How cool! I would be honored, too, and would be shouting it from the rooftops myself...so you have every right to brag and make it about you! LOL!

    Glad you're feeling better...I went through that a couple weeks ago, and even though I do feel like I've re-joined the Land of the Living, I still have a cough. Ugh.

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  16. What a delightful thing to happen to a wonderful person! If anyone deserves a turn in the spotlight it's you. You are always so encouraging to other stitchers and you inspire people to try new things, not to mention sharing your expertise with the tutorials you take the time to post. Revel in every last bit of the happiness this has brought you. And take good care as you recover from that unpleasant bug.

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  17. I'm rejoicing with you Vonna. Recognition is always nice to receive! You may think of yourself as ordinary Vonna, but your readers don't and neither does DW. And really, DW is a regular person too. :)

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  18. Wonderful! Wonderful news, Vonna.
    You are very talented and it payed off.
    It's so nice to read happy things that make people smile doing what they are enjoying.
    Beautiful FOB!!

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  19. Sorry to hear you are under the weather - AGAIN. I swear, these germs continue to swirl about. Nasty things.

    And, wonderful stitching & finishing on the NB/Fob set. They look wonderful!!! Job well done : )

    Now I have to trot over to the LHN site & see it in the spotlight.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

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  20. Vonna, you should be bragging!! What an honor!:) Your finishing is perfect.

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  21. Congratulations, Vonna!! No wonder Diane asked you, you did a perfect job, the fob looks gorgeous! Love the design too... ;o)

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  22. Congratulations Vonna!! Your stitching and finishing is perfect!! Great job!

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  23. You go right ahead and shout it from the rooftops, Vonna! This is such wonderful news, and I'm so happy for you! HOORAY!!!

    (And I really hope you're feeling much better and will be able to stay healthy!)

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  24. Congratulations Vonna! It turned out wonderfully! I'm sure you are extremely excited about it.

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope you enjoyed the time with the kids while they were on spring break. Hopefully all of your computer troubles are over for awhile. Good luck with your new finishing business. I might take you up on that at some point in time ;)

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  25. Very cool news Vonna! :-)

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  26. Oh Vonna, how cool is that?!!!! And you did such a wonderful job too. And you, Diane's biggest fan, too! I don't think I could ever sleep again if that ever happened to me :o)

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  27. You go girl! That's awesome to be picked by Diane. Your work is the best so why wouldn't she want you to be her finisher!
    Sorry you have been down with the beasty bug. Our monitor on the other computer died today! OMG-Jason will have a meltdown, that's the one he plays WOW on. hmmmmm, might not be too bad after all. haha
    Donna

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  28. Ooohhh! Toot your horn girl! How exciting, thrilling for you! That is a fabulous design and you did a super job!! Terrible about being sick but, I am glad you are feeling better. Hugs!

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  29. Wow, Vonna, congratulations! You have every reason to be proud!

    I've added this sweet design to my wishlist.

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  30. How amazing Vonna! Congratulations to you! It looks fabulous! Diane could not have picked a better person! You should be very proud and I am glad to hear that you are feeling better too!

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  31. Congratulations, Vonna! I'm green with envy (you know I'm a big LHN addict!). You *so* deserve the accolades. I can't wait to add this one to my stash!

    I'm sorry that you've been sick, but am glad to hear that you are feeling somewhat better.

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  32. Anonymous6:10 PM

    congrats to you! well done!

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  33. Yay, Vonna!! It's fabulous - of course now I have to get that pattern! Just gorgeous!

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  34. So glad to hear you are better! the fob is very lovely! huggles!

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  35. Oooh Vonna, I am so happy for you! I can vouch for Kathy A if you decide you need an agent! So glad you have turned a corner of your illness..I had pneumonia about 6 years ago and was never so sick in my life...Glad you are feeling better.
    Well done on the model and many more!!!

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  36. How great is this? Congrats to you Vonna, I know how much you love LHN designs, and sheep, what a treat! :D It looks wonderful :)

    I am sorry you got the flu bug that was going around, I really feel for you. And I am glad you are feeling a little better now too.

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  37. Wow Vonna, what an honor! The fob is beautifully done. And I hope that you are feeling much better now. Spring colds are the worst.

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  38. What a thrill to be asked to stitch a sample for a designer. Congratulations!

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  39. Vonna-you should be proud of yourself! Your finishes are beautiful-I am just surprised you weren't asked sooner! Congrats!

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  40. Vonna-you should be proud of yourself! Your finishes are beautiful-I am just surprised you weren't asked sooner! Congrats!

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  41. Be proud dear friend. I am so happy for you. What a wonderful design to start on.

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  42. wow, I am so proud of you. You did a great job stitching and finishing them. Thank you for sharing such a special moment of your life with us. Hope u are feeling better soon.

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  43. Oh my gosh Vonna! You are awesome! I'll write more later this week!

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  44. I love it and your finishing is always wonderful. Congrats to you and so glad this made you so happy, you deserve it.

    Sorry you've been sick and hope you feel better soon.

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  45. Congratulations Vonna!! You must be bursting with joy!! You go ahead and relish this wonderful moment :) And we're right behind you :)

    Hope you're feeling much better now :)

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  46. Way to go, Vonna! You rock!

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  47. You should be so proud!! Way to go! I was overwhelmed when Diane once left a comment on my blog LOL so i can't imagine how you felt being asked to stitch for her!! I love these designs, but is there anything by LHN not to love??
    Glad you and your computer are feeling better :)

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  48. Vonna this is such exciting news! Congratulations to you, and you have every right to be proud and excited. I absolutely love how this needlebook is finished.

    Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, glad to hear you are starting to feel better, and take care of yourself.

    P.S. I'm jumping up and down with you!

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  49. Congrats Vonna, how exciting!!! You did such a wonderful job stitching and finishing, how on earth were you able to keep mum about it???

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  50. How exciting! Your fob looks marvelous! An honor very much deserved! I'm so tickled for you, and I'm glad you're feeling better!

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  51. Oh wow, Vonna, that is so cool!!! Congratulations. This is so well deserved. I just saw the design on Dianne's website and fell in love with it straight away so it's wonderful to "know" the wonderful model stitcher and finisher:)

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  52. Oh Vonna what wonderful news! Congratulations on the fob and showing off your excellent sewing skills! You should be very very proud of yourself!
    Petra

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  53. Wow! that is so very cool Vonna. Congrats! :)

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  54. Congratulations Vonna, you did an excellent job too! :)

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  55. Vonna it's gorgeous and congrats! Glad you are feeling better. It's no fun being sick.

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  56. Vonna thats fabulous, you got to be the model stitcher! Congrats! I;m sorry about you computer, I had the same thing a few nights ago and barely got enough reinstalled today that i could function.

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  57. Oh Vonna your Model Stitching is awesome. The Designer..Diane Williams must be beside her self to have her work done by such an accomplished stitcher and finisher. Congratulations to you indeed.
    It really is a sweet book and fob!

    Thank You so much for your kind words about the choir. We work as a team most of the time, every now and then I am asked to sing the Mass Solo. It can be a bit nerve racking but very rewarding as well.

    I have been doing this for many, many, many.... you get the idea years..lol I love it.
    The other choir is more upbeat. Jazz and swing mostly.
    I'm so glad you are feeling better!
    Nothing worse that a bad cold. Take care,

    Stitch with happy fingers.

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  58. Theresa6:24 PM

    Congratulations on your success! Dreams do come true!
    I am picking up cross stitch again after several years. I can't believe the lovely work I am seeing...I found you when I did a search for Shores of HRH (am trying to decide if I can really do this!)
    So glad your diligence is paying off for you! Theresa

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  59. Wow Vonna, what a privlege!! And well deserving. Beautiful job ;)

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  60. Good for you Vonna. Nice job and how fun to stitch for a designer!

    You are so good at posting comments on my blog that I wanted you to know I visit your blog quite a bit and just don't posts comments to often.
    I will have to work at that. It's always nice to know people are checking out your blog.

    Happy stitching.

    Joan

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  61. How exciting is that! Congrats on the honor:) It is an amazing piece, both the design and the finishing.

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  62. Congrats on fine stitching and finishing and for being chosen by the designer to showcase her work. You deserve to get recognition for your wonderful work.

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  63. Wonderful news Vonna. I'm soooo pleased for you.

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  64. That is so awesome!! You SHOULD be pleased with your work!! Go ahead and brag a little! PS. I sent you an email...let me know if it doesn't come thru!

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  65. Congrats to 'super' mom!! Can't believe you wrote 'just a mom'!!!!
    Well done on a super job and for keeping such a huge secret, don't think I would have been able to :)

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  66. WOW :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
    What hot news this is and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy you got chosen for this. You work is most beautiful and you deserve this so so much. I am really really delighted for you, infact I shall have to show my Mum this when she comes for Easter dinner on Sunday!! Oh my word :-)) I don't think I would have slept with excitement if this had been me LOL and you managed to keep quiet too just how did you contain yourself LOL
    BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT
    :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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  67. It is beautifull and I am very happy for you.

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  68. Congratulations, Vonna! You deserve to have such wonderful recognition for your talents. I am so thrilled that Diane asked you to work with her on this (really cute) piece and so excited for you and your new finishing venture. You inspire me so much!

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  69. Well, Diane certainly selected the perfect stitcher/finisher! Job well done, you are amazing and I am truly happy for you. :)

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  70. Vonna what a beautiful job stitching and finishing that fob for LHN. You are very talented.

    Marianne

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  71. Anonymous6:46 PM

    I found your site by following links from other sites, and I must say that your stitching and finishing is lovely. I saw the needlebook and fob on the LHN site and I will be purchasing the pattern and supplies as soon as they are available.Congratulations!

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