Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hello Friends!

First off, I need to apologize for neglecting everyone's blogs...I have over 600 posts that you busy stitcher's have been posting all about and I'm so far behind....I'm trying to catch up, but as soon as I get the number down a bit, I refresh and its back up! LOL!

I've been very busy, and to not get in the gory details I'll just let your imaginations run wild ;) Let's just say there's been a lot of working between my two outside of the home jobs, a lot of baseball games, award ceremonies, end of year parties (scouts/school), teacher luncheons, spelling bees.....

Thank you for all the notes that some of you have been sending me asking if I'm ok....I'm ok alright, just have worked every weekend for the past 9 weekends...(GEESH!) and I've done very little stitching...I'm behind on that too....

You all need to go and check out Diane Williams' latest designs coming out...I'm thrilled speechless with the new "Little Women" Thread Packs, plus there is information on her website about new designs coming out...including a Little House "villiage" that is using designs/motifs from previously published designs to look reminiscent of a Neighborhood Round Robin! Plus another newbie is entitled "Embroidery Guild" and she's coming out with a new line called "All Dolled Up!" Guess it's a good thing that I've been working a lot, huh?! Of course any news about new designs from LHN is a cause for celebration and a quickening of my heartbeat ;) Anyway go check her website out at: Little House Needleworks While you are there check out the Stitcher's Finishes Page...our lovely Su is the latest lucky lady to be showcased on the site! CONGRATS SU!!!

I hate to post with out pictures, so I'm going to post some finishes I've recently done for client's from my finishing service. All are varied and lovely and I won't steal their thunder and say who's finish is who's I'll let them display them on their own blogs - some of them don't have blogs, but some do. I'll let the pictures do the talking :)

Until next time my dear friends, keep stitching and I'll be by to visit you ALL soon...I promise!







38 comments:

  1. I hear you about the busy part...although I'm not working 2 extra jobs and doing a finishing service!!! 7 days of school left here...will I have more time or less?!?!

    Wonderful finishes Vonna!!!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful finishes for your clients! I just stitched the Quaker Mouse (finished as a tote) for my final Seasonal Stitchers exchange~ I know it's not a spring design but Leena did not mind. :)
    You have me curious on the LHN Little Woman thread pack...must run and see.
    Don't work too hard my friend!

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  3. Beautiful finishes each and everyone, but I especially like the box.

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  4. Beautiful finishes Vonna!
    I love the quaker cat and mouse (I really should stitch them for myself!!)

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  5. Gorgeous finishing, Vonna ~ congrats on your usual superb job! You are so busy, my head is whirling. I hope you get a weekend off soon to catch your breath!! And as if I needed more enabling for LHN...actually, yes I do!

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  6. Glad to hear from you, Vonna. I was on the verge of emailing you myself.

    Beautiful finishing! (Especially the Rose Sampler - one of my favorite patterns by anyone.)

    In addition to the new LNH, there are new Carriage House Samplings patterns out. I am NEVER going to be able to save any money - I just can't resist! ;)

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  7. I've got the same backlog issues here too! Seems not so many are around in blogland right now, so should be easy to catch up... love your pretty finishes! Will go check out the new LHN's ;-)

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  8. WOW, Vonna! I need a nap just listening to how busy you've been. I love the cube finishes. They are just adorable! Great job. Try and rest when you get a chance.

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  9. I thought that maybe you were a bit busy with all of your work and other activities. Your finishes are beautiful. And thanks for the heads up on the "Little Women" series. I will definitely have to get those.

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  10. Try not to wear yourself out too much! Your finishing is so gorgeous! And I'm super excited about all the new LHN designs that are being hinted at :)

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  11. Great finishes Vonna!
    And Neil Diamond playing too - have you caught his latest?

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  12. Oh wow, Vonna, you do a fantastic job of the finishing. Each piece is stunning!

    Hmm maybe I'd better not look at the LHN site!

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  13. Good to see you back, Vonna. Your finishing skills are wonderful. I used your cube tutorial to make my first cube and it came out pretty good. Your instructions were great, thanks ;)

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  14. Wonderful finish, Vonna!
    I love LHN's box so much!
    It's so stunning!
    And other quaker animals are also lovely!
    Congratulations!

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  15. I must say I was wondering where you were! Sounds like you were good busy for the most part.The finishes are just gorgeous. I particularly like the cat and mouse stitching but they are all great.

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  16. Your finishes look great Vonna! Love the lovely box. xx

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  17. Don't show me any more charts! Please! LOL

    Wonderful finishing Vonna.

    Take care, don't work too hard. :)

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  18. Lovely finishing, Vonna! I hope you find some stitching time for yourself soon!

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  19. Beautiful finishes :O) I especially love the quaker cat, can you tell me who the designer is? Thanks

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  20. Yikes...well, if you're behind on blogging then I REALLY am! I just saw your May 1st post with the sad looking roses I got you...I swear those things looked pretty (with yellow buds) when I got them...but I should have known that I got the runt of the group when they were the only ones left at the flower dept. Go figure...sorry for such a sad gift :( I have the blackest thumb around when it comes to gardening and it's almost like plants beg to die when they enter my home :) :)

    And ditto on the crazy schedule. And I only have two in activities and school...so I can imagine how crazy your life has been especially when you add in two jobs. I don't think I'd ever stitch/blog or have time to breathe in your situation!

    But, you are super woman and we all know it...so here's to keeping up the good work! And here's to being a sucker and doing PTO stuff again! I guess I'll have to have tea by myself next year as I'm basking in the sun of "nothing to do" :) J/K :)

    Love ya' lots and those are some beautiful stitching creations you've made lately...just lovely!

    Love ya, Kel :)

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  21. Happy you're back! Beautiful finishes for both you and the clients.

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  22. Hello Vonna! Its good to hear from you. I hope things quiet down soon for you and your family. Schools are out here this coming Tuesday. That seems so early!
    I am looking forward to seeing the new big pattern by LHN. I like her other new releases - pics in New Releases on her blog as of today.
    Your finishes are beautiful!

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  23. Oh, Vonna! You've worked the past 9weekends straight?? You poor dear!

    Your finishes are absolutely lovely!

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  24. Oooohhhh... it's so nice to see your lovely finishes! I might have to get you to finish me one of those gorgeous boxes - I have that chart already stitched up, ready to be "finished".

    I'm sorry that you've been so busy, but glad that you've had a chance to make at least a catch-up post.

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  25. All your finishes are beautiful Vonna! You do wonderful work! I'm excited about Diane's new releases too! I'm really looking forward to the neighborhood one too! :)

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  26. Beautiful finishes Vonna! I adore that Quaker Cat pinkeep. Do you have any idea who the designer is on this one?
    I hope life slows down and gives you a little breather soon.
    Thanks for the LHN tip, I'll be checking things out there soon!!

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  27. Your finishing is exquisite(sp). Where do you find the time to do all the things you do? Have you ever done stand-ups? I want to keep you in mind for some of my finishing.

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  28. What lovely finishings - I really like the cat and mouse :)

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  29. Vonna your finishes are stunning! I am sure you will have more business than you can handle very quickly with such beautiful work. I hope life slows down for you some. Don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

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  30. Vonna you give us so much of your time I hope you keep some for your self.
    The finishes you show here are so much fun. I love the cubits.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  31. Glad to hear all is well if incredibly busy. Hopefully things slow down a bit soon and you can catch up on some rest and stitching. Diane's new patterns are wonderful, and I love Nikki's new one as well. Can't wait to see the neighborhood one, it sounds great. I so enjoyed the finishing pictures, you do such lovely work. I especially enjoyed the Cat and Mouse Quaker designs, my DD likes those and at some point I want to do them for her. The cube finish you did them in shows them off wonderfully.
    Sue

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  32. Life does get crazy sometimes, doesn't it? Thanks for the LHN update; I'm anxious to see pictures of the new designs. Your finishes are fabulous!

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  33. Vonna, your finishing is always so exquisite. I love the cube finish and would love to give it a try. Your tutorial makes it look so very simple.

    I hope you get a little more free time soon, to catch up on all those things you would love to get done.

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  34. Oh my all of your finishing is fabulous! Great job!

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  35. I'm gonna order the needlework system this week! It's an early birthday prezzie for me!!!!! What do I need? Don't I need the clamp part for the qsnaps?
    Donna

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  36. They are all so beautiful, you're really talented in finishing! Oh I hope you'll soon have some time to rest. Life is so busy at this time of the year, fortunately it will be summer soon :)

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