Saturday, November 29, 2008

A last minute finish...


Hello Friends! I have a last minute November finish to share with you.....I've been wanting to stitch this little beauty since I saw it and here it is all finished up:


Front:
back:
front again:
Designer: Tanya Marie Anderson ~ The Sampler Girl
Design: At Plimoth
Fibers: DMC (my own choices)
Fabric: 25 ct. Oatmeal
Finished as: Embellished Pillow

I was just...pleased as punch to have this stitched and finished all in one day! And I think it turned out lovely, a special little remembrance of a lovely Thanksgiving Day spent with family and sharing our many blessings bestowed upon us. God has richly blessed me in life, and I really appreciate Thanksgiving and the time it allows us to reflect on our many blessings.

In the interim....my sweet husband purchased for me (an early Christmas gift) an Sole Elliptical machine so that I can exercise in our basement in the morning rather than get out in the black of early morning and walk. I got scared a couple of mornings recently and decided that perhaps walking in the daytime would be better. BUT....time??? So....Keith and I decided a machine in the basement so I can continue getting up at 4:45 a.m. to do my work out would be best. That way I can do it in the privacy and safety of my own home. Let's hope this elliptical turns me into a super model! :o) Ha....Ha....Ha...

So I guess that.....does it for me today. I'm am so behind on my google reader that today when I logged in it said 1000+....oh heavens....I'm trying to get round to you all...know that I am trying.....

Until next time....count your blessings and your stitches!

39 comments:

  1. That pillow is so sweet!

    Yay on getting the elliptical machine - I know I'd much rather work out in a basement than go out in these chilly early mornings!

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  2. Very sweet finish Vonna :) Enjoy your elliptical...I'm kinda glad I don't have one (then I wouldn't have any excuses, LOL!)

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  3. Vonna,

    I hope you and your family hada wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm so happy to hear that you'll be doing your exercise in the safety of your home.

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  4. Great pillow Vonna! Congrats on your elliptical--now there's no excuse not to get moving! Good luck and enjoy!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving Vonna, a lovely little holiday finish for you!

    What a sweet thing for your hubby to do! Keep working at it!

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  6. The pillow is just stunning. A wonderful finish.

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  7. Yea on the finish and your colors are wonderful! What a great early present from your DH!

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  8. Love the finish Vonna...I call getting up that early the 'butt crack of dawn'....(lol) I know that feeling also. Nice present from the DH! Way to go DH!

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  9. Vonna! Your blog looks so pretty! Good job!
    Love your pillow! It's gorgeous and finished perfectly:)
    1000+ to read! Wow! I get overwhelmed when mine are at 100! I'd never catch up with that many...lol...

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  10. Love your Plimoth pillow! And I don't know which to be more jealous of... your new elliptical, or your fabulous hubby!!

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  11. WOW Vonna that is such a cute finish !!! It will be nice to work out in the safety of your home.

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  12. Congrats on the elliptical! Although staring at a wall for 45 minutes can get boring compared to looking at scenery outside, it's much better than walking in the extreme heat, extreme cold, or getting yourself scared by lurking creatures (or whatever).

    I have a series of dates with my treadmill starting Monday...this weekend was hard on the whole "portions" and "healthy eating" thing.

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  13. Wow new look..love it.. and your pillow is lovely..as usual..
    good lucky with the treadmill..



    Nana
    Fl
    http://nanascraper.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the finish! Good luck with the workouts. Personally, getting up at 4:45 to exercise is a hard thing to do! Congrats!

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  15. Wonderful new project, finished with the expert touch as usual! Outside walking would get much trickier as soon as the snow flies, so the basement sounds like a warmer and safer option. Glad to hear your commitment to exercise is holding strong. You go, girl!

    As for blog-reading, I'm at 802, but the good news is that I've finished several projects lately instead. Still hope to catch up on reading soon . . .

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  16. Totally fabulous, Vonna! I love it!!

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  17. Fabulous finish Vonna! Love it!

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  18. That's such a beautiful finish, Vonna. The backing fabric is GORGEOUS!! Keith is a sweetheart, and it must feel better to not have to go out in the dark by yourself every morning!! You go girl!!

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  19. Oooh, and I love your Christmas template!!

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  20. Vonna, I love this pillow!!! The colours are wonderful and I especially like the trimming around the opening in front.

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  21. Vonna,

    This pillow is just beautiful. I really love the finishing.

    4:45 AM... I am IMPRESSED! Enjoy your elliptical.

    I love the Christmas theme of your blog...it's a real treat.

    Millie

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  22. Your little pillow is gorgeous - great finishing.
    Can´t believe you get up at 4:45am and manage a family and do all your stitching and finishing!!! Would love to know your secret - do you ever sleep?

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  23. Love your color choices for Tanya's freebie, Vonna. Congrats on the new elliptical, just don't turn it into a very expensive clothes rack (as I have done with so many exercise machines)!

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  24. Gorgeous little pillow, congratulations

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  25. Lovely finish Vonna! Good luck with the exercising but 4.45am?? I dont know how you do it!
    Im the same with my google reader by the way!

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  26. That was sweet of your hubby. Now you can exercise and be safe! That's the maim reason I quit walking here, a gang related murder happened just up the street. Less than a mile from my house! Yikes!
    The picture of the kids look great!
    Donna

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  27. Very pretty finish! That fabric on the back is beautiful! I love the elliptical...and if I have to work out, it's the machine I choose :) Good luck!

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  28. Very beautiful finish....and in one day, too! WOW! Enjoy your elliptical.

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  29. Love the blog look - so festive!
    Love the pillow....now I can't wait to send you mine when I send off some finishing to you!
    Always so happy after reading your blog!

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  30. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Love the pics of the kids, I like your CHRISTMAS blog and the music.

    Love you, Mom

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  31. What a pretty finish for Thanksgiving! The colors are great, and I love the backing fabric!

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  32. Your pillow is beautiful! Love the Christmas look on your blog.

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  33. Very cute finish Vonna! I love the ric rac border! :)

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  34. Great finish, Vonna! I love my elliptical machine and I've been thinking about getting back to it. Its starting to get icy on the sidewalks when I'm walking. I'll be with you in spirit, 'cept it will be 4:45 pm for me LOL!

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  35. wow!! what a beautiful pillow!! great job Vonna!

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  36. Vonna, that pillow is the cutest thing ever! Congratulations on a perfect pillow!

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  37. Love that finish.

    I hear about you exercising in the dark. It's safe here, but I am still not strolling around in the dark. We're trying to figure out which of the pit bulls is better for me to take walking.

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  38. gorgeous little pillow, and finished perfectly as always :)

    way to go you!, getting up at that time of the morning to do exercise!

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  39. I love how you finished this pillow. I would love to get this design done someday.

    I loved the elliptical trainer at the gym it was my favourite workout. One hint I have, is make sure that you have comfortable, well-fitting shoes when you workout.

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