Thursday, July 31, 2008

Where I've been and What I've been up to....

Hello Friends!
Got a couple of e-mails asking if I'm ok and I'm still kickin'! Just been busy as usual here in good 'ol Indiana. I've finally got my reader down to ZERO...and I have to apologize, I did a lot of drive by readings....but soon, dear friends, soon my children will be back in school ;)

So I don't have any of my own stitching to show, so I'll show you some examples of the finishing I've done for some of my clients....now this is NOT my stitching....but it sure is my finishing:

Get a Life hanging Ornie
Stitched by Petra

Weather Outside Flatfold (stitiched by Petra)

Amore Pillow (Stitched by Petra)

Whole kit and kaboodle stitched by Petra (bee fob and Love box not pictured above)

Shepherd's Bush "Eggs" hanging pillow (stitched by Mary Ellen)

Shepherd's Bush "Flag" hanging pillow (Stitched by Mary Ellen)

Shepherd's Bush "Be Witch" Pillow (stitched by Mary Ellen) this is my FAVORITE...stitching this one is on my short list


"BOO!" cube (stitched by Jill S.)

Aren't they all varied and each stitcher did an exceptional job! Thank you folks for entrusting your heirlooms and special things for me to finish for you :)

Well, the painting and flip flopping of the bedrooms happened in less than 48 hours last weekend. Mama and Daddy were walking a little slow on Monday but it got accomplished :)

My landscaping is completed...a sneak peak was above in the "Be Witch" picture...more on that soon...

And my very own Daddy came up to Bloomington, for a drive by canning session. He brought the canners and the beans, and I bought the quart jars and a little less than 4 hours and whole lotta bean snapping later I had 21 quarts of green beans for this winter :) Yep, a little slice of Indiana Sunshine in a jar for those long winter days!

So that's been my life the past 7-10 days...3 working days come F-S-Su...*sigh*....

Hope you've all been stitching to your little hearts content! So may the floss be with you and floss on friends :)

45 comments:

  1. What super finishes!!! That is so great to have that many jared up veggies for the winter!!

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  2. All I can say is WOW!! What beautiful finishes!! I am sure your customers will be delighted. I would be.

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  3. Sometimes I think the stitching is the easy (and fun!) part, and the finishing... not so much! You do GORGEOUS work!!

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  4. Vonna, I have nominated you for the Brilliant Webblog award. Please stop by my blog and pick up your award!!

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  5. Fabulous finishes Vonna! I'm sure everyone is really pleased, they all look amazing!

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  6. wow love all the finishes Vonna! I'm sure everyone was more than pleased :)

    Do you know who the design is for BOO, that you made into a cute? OMG I love it!

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  7. Beautiful finishes and everyone has done great stitching too! You've really been busy finishing. Oh here children will go back to school in less than two weeks, I look forward to daily routines again :) More time to work during the day and that means more time to stitch in the evenings :)

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  8. Gorgeous finishing! What a talent you have!

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  9. Wow, your finishes are awesome!! And you even learned to can?

    Hmmm...since you inspire me in soooooo many ways, that would be why I have nominated you for the Brilliante Blogger Award. :) Please stop by my blog to pick up the award. You SO deserve it!

    Love ya,
    Carolyn :)

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  10. Your finishing is just incredible!! I wish I could send you everything I stitch :)

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  11. Vonna,

    Great finishing! I especially like those SB pillow finishes.

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  12. Wowser, those are some finishes!! I especially love the Amore pillow and the Boo cube, just stunning! You sure have been busy!!! Take a deep breath and enjoy all your accomplishments!!

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  13. Those are all so great! I really like the pillow and wallhangings, the fabric for them is perfect. I need to make some tin finishes, I have been wanting to forever now. I think I can do it… I am nervous I can’t LOL!

    Glad to hear you are doing well :)

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  14. Those are all so great! I really like the pillow and wallhangings, the fabric for them is perfect. I need to make some tin finishes, I have been wanting to forever now. I think I can do it… I am nervous I can’t LOL!

    Glad to hear you are doing well :)

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, of course I'm the owner of some of the wonderful finishes you created! Thank you for making them so pretty!

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  16. Fantastic job on all of those finishes! I l-o-v-e the SB Halloween pillow. :)
    And you do canning as well? Do you sleep? :)

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  17. Beautiful finishing Vonna. One day I hope to send you a few things, I'm hopeless at pillows. Excited to see pics of your home improvement projects. Yum on the beans, you smart woman!

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  18. Wonderful finishes Vonna! I'm sure your clients are very pleased !

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  19. Glad to know that you are busy and well if not blogging so often.

    Some lovely finishing there.

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  20. Those are all wonderful finishes. Great job! Congrats on the canning. I know its always a great feeling to get your pantry stocked.

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  21. Vonna ~ Your finishing skills are beyond amazing. Nice, nice job ;)

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  22. It's all your fault that I bought Be a Witch! Your finishing is just gorgeous!

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  23. Good to hear from you Vonna, bet you are counting the days until those kids are back in school!

    Great finishing - I especially like the SB pillows - wow!

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  24. Beautiful finishes, Vonna! I especially love your finish of the heart shaped ornament.

    It sounds like you've been busy!

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  25. You sound as busy as I have been. We've had band camp this week plus I've had inservice for school. I'm whooped myself! All of the finishes are perfect!
    Donna

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  26. I think that's one of my blog titles you stole... LOL

    Your finishing is just stunning!

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  27. Fabulous finishing Vonna! I especially love the egg pillow and the boo cube!

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  28. You have done a great job with the finishing on all these pieces!
    You sound very busy at the moment! Hope more relaxing days follow soon :)

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  29. What great stitches and you finished them beautifully! Your clients will be thrilled! I love the Shepard's Bush "Be" series! I have to get a few of them! Glad you are back and all is well!

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  30. You do beautiful work! I hate finishing work, that's why a lot of my finished projects are in a drawer. :) I love looking at your photos.

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  31. Beautiful finishes! I love the Shepherd's Bush items...great job!

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  32. Awesome finishing jobs, Vonna. Your clients must be super-thrilled to get their stitching returned so beautifully finished. And I feel exhausted just reading about all that you get done!

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  33. Everything is beautiful Vonna! My you have been a busy little bee!

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  34. Vonna what super finishes!!! I would love to have your skill :-) The Be Witch Pillow, all the SB pillows really, are my favorite!

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  35. Beautiful work Vonna! I love that Be A Witch pillow. Can you share the price and whether you have a Christmas deadline?

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  36. The finishes are all marvelous.
    You sure do lovely work. The people you finished for must be thrilled.
    You have had a whirlwind time, but it sounds like there has been much fun to be had.
    Canning with your Dad must have
    been great. Yummy beans!
    Take care and have a great weekend.

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  37. Vonna, your finishes are an inspiration! As a fairly new finisher, and an old, established "fumble fingers" I look to your blog often to see how things are "supposed" to look. *laughs*

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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  38. Vonna you sure are one talented lady! All of your finishing is outstanding and inspires me to try new things too. I especially love the hanging pillows, great idea!

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  39. Great finishing Vonna! Love the Boo cube.

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  40. Melanie5:33 PM

    Beautiful finishing, Vonna! I e-mail with Petra, and she is thrilled with your work. You are an inspiration!

    May the Floss be with you!

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  41. I nominated you for the Brillant Weblog award. See my blog! Michele P.S. I love listening to your musical choices.

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  42. You are one creative woman! You did a lovely job on all of these!

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  43. You are amazing! Love the finishes! The stitchers are pretty awesome too!
    Happy week!
    ~~Martha~~

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  44. Great finishing work, Vonna! This is why you have your own business, because you are so talented! I'm glad that you are able to share your talent with others and get paid for it in return.

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  45. Exquisite finishing! What fun this must be - seeing other stitcher's pieces come to life!

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