Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Summer House Exchange for Jill!

Hello Friends!
Hope this finds everyone fit as fiddles and enjoying their day ;o)

There's no rest for the weary here at the Pfeiffer household....nope Monday I cleaned the downstairs, Tuesday I took the shower curtains down and gave them their 6 month bath and cleaned and scrubbed our showers and tubs. Then we went to our country fair and had a good time seeing the "moo" cows and "cockle doodle doos" as Ellie calls them :o) We got home at around 5 p.m. and then Keith and I put up a copper backsplash in our kitchen until 11 pm. Pictures maybe tomorrow, when I get my kitchen redecorated and cleaned. Right now, I want to call "UNCLE"....I'm bushed!

I just heard mintues ago from Jill and she sent me the nicest e-card telling me "thanks" for her Summer House Package. This is what I stitched for her:




Designer: Little House Needleworks - Diane Williams
Design: "Berries" Thread Pack
Fibers: Crescent Colours as charted
Fabric: 32 ct. Sassy's Fabbys ~ "Creamy Cocoa"
Finshed as: Mattress Pincushion

Jill deserved a really special package because she's done a lot for me....so I came up with this idea. I'm really bad about just starting to stitch and not planning...it usually "comes" to me as I stitch, what it will be, how it will be finished, or whatever.... I started out just going to make this into a hanging pinkeep and as I was stitching it I thought it would be fabulous if that fence and berry bushes would go all around the sides of a mattress pincushion. Lots of stitching and counting and figuring...but it turned out perfect! I really think this turned out sweetly....and I'm glad it went to live with Jill!

Ok friends...short and sweet, back to cleaning....*sigh*....

45 comments:

  1. Oh Vonna it's gorgeous! I love the detail on the sides!! You're so clever!

    Hope you get a break from all that working working working very soon :)

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  2. Wow, it´s really stunning !! Absolutely beautifull !! I use same system with my stitching. Sometimes I have clear vision about finishing ....but when stitched, it usually ends up something else.
    I have also cleaned our house today; it´s exhausting and pretty boring. Stitching is more fun. ;-)

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  3. That is so beautiful!!!

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  4. I just LOVE it!!! It's soooo cute and you are so creative!

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  5. Oh, this is a nice one! :)

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  6. That’s gorgeous, Vonna, and so very summery! You’re so creative!

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  7. It's fabulous Vonna! I usually stitch by the seat of my pants too ;) I may have to "borrow" that idea one of these days when I get around to trying a mattress cushion finish!

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  8. I love County Fairs and am so green I could spit!! I want to go!!!

    The Mattress Pincushion is gorgeous!!!

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  9. What a great idea. The pincushion is to die for!

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  10. What a great idea. The pincushion is to die for!

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  11. Vonna,

    That is really gorgeous. I love the designs stitched on the sides.

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  12. Love the stitching on the sides, what a great idea!

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  13. You're an inspiration to me, Vonna, and I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. Details are on my blog!

    Carol in Pa.

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  14. Vonna..you continue to amaze me! The side details are gorgeous! and the stitching of course is exquisite

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  15. Can't wait to see the new kitchen! The mattress pin cushion looks great! I need to try one of those one day!
    Try not to wear yourself out!
    Donna

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  16. Fabulous finishing Vonna! Such a neat idea! Looking forward to seeing the house-I know it looks great!

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  17. that is lovely! what a great gift! I will be stitching my first mattress pincushion here shortly and have printed off your directions (which are very easy to follow BTW).

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  18. Such a lovely gift you have stitched. I am yet to try a matress pincushion, but your tutorial makes it look really easy.

    I have the spring clean-up coming up soon and I am not reall ylooking forward to it. :(

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  19. OMG Vonna , that's a perfect piece of stitching.. Love it !!

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  20. Another beautiful finish!

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  21. That's such a sweet gift and what a beautiful finish, Vonna!!

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  22. Another fantastic finish! Congratulations!

    Although you may not always see me comment, I read your blog all the time. I have nominated you for a Kreativ Bloggers award.:)

    Michele

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  23. Hi Vonna! Long time no chat...like either of us have time right now. I love that mattress finish. You do such a nice job.

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  24. I love your mattress pinkeep Vonna. It is so beautifully stitched and finished.

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  25. What a lovely exchange. As always, you do amazing finishing!

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  26. Vonna this is so pretty! I love the fence around the sides.

    Cleaning? Oh yes, I must do that too in the not too distant future!

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  27. I love this Vonna! Its very pretty and summery. You did a great job!
    Happy Cleaning :)

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  28. Hi Vonna

    I know you have been nominated before but I just had to include you on my Kreativ Blogger award list as your blog was what inspired me to start my own blog and to try new finishes. No need to do anything....just wanted to say thanks!
    Angela

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  29. Your energy amazes me! Our fair is opening here this weekend but I'll be missing it since we're heading out on vacation later today.
    The pincushion is soo cute! I love how you carried the fence and berries around the sides. Jill is one lucky lady!
    Talk to you when I return.

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  30. beautiful finish! Can't wait to see pictures of that kitchen!!

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  31. What a gorgeous mattress pincushion you made up! I just love it and the way you carried the picket fence and bushes around the sides is just marvelous. Well done!

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  32. Goodness! Pull up that stitching chair, put your feet up and enjoy a glass of iced tea! Woman you need a break! :-) I don't know where you're getting your energy, but your kids aren't aren't skin and bones, so I imagine you whip up meals too!
    Your summer pincushion is beautiful! I love that finish!

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  33. That is GREAT! I love what you did around the sides. I will have to check out your tutorial for making a mattress pincushion!

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  34. That's adorable! Love the fence. :o)

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  35. Beautiful Vonna! Especially the details on the sides!

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  36. For just creating as you go along, it turned out great!

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  37. Beautiful job as always Vonna! You really need to slow down!

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  38. Beautiful job as always Vonna! You really need to slow down!

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  39. Beautiful job as always Vonna! You really need to slow down!

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  40. What a gorgeous pinkeep for Jill, I'm sure she loves it. Hope you're not altogether too worn out from your DIY adventures.

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  41. Oh wow, this is really great. I love your creative way of finishing this mattress pincushion. Great idea!!!

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  42. Oh my, what a beautiful job on that cushion. It's lovely!

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  43. Vonna, it's truly beautiful, I love it! You've done great job with this, as always :) Oh and I just LOVE your kitchen :)

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  44. Beautiful! The side details are what really makes it. So pretty!

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