Monday, March 09, 2009

Weekend Start...

Happy Monday dear friends! Our weekend was very low key - the *best* kind to have, we got the grocery shopping done, all four kids clothes "weeded out" (stuff too little given away (or handed down), raggy stuff tossed) and I started this:




Designer: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Design: "STATE FAIR"
Fabric: 28 ct. evenweave my own baste and bake
Fibers: DMC as called for
Started: 3/7/09 to be hopefully finished today? ~ we'll see....


You know..... I guess I've not stitched a LHN in quite a while...and I have to tell you, Diane's designs are soothing. Just in and out...no hard counting, easy peasey and CUTE finishes....I just LOVE stitching LHN designs....so much in fact - since I believe I own every chart the woman ever put out (really, I think I do....even when she was designing with Leisure Arts) - I've decided that maybe I need to put a LHN day in my rotation. My rotation was going fantastically until February. :o( I think I need a Prairie Schooler Day too. We'll see, I'm going to work on it, figure it out, and then see what is what...

This weekend... and today (in fact all week if I can swing it) I'm taking some "me" time. I always put myself on "hold" and I've decided that this week there is nothing "pressing" and I need to take some time for myself....of course I still have 4 kids to raise and two jobs that await me on the weekend, some finishing jobs for clients, laundry and toilets to clean....but they'll get done....but not today - today is for me :o)

Until Next time....love and best wishes, as you count your blessing and stitches, from our house to yours! XXXXX

You're blessed when you care.
At the moment of being "carefull," you find yourselves cared for.
You're blessed when you get your inside world - your mind and heart - put right.
Then you can see God in the outside world.
Matthew 5: 7 - 8

51 comments:

  1. Lovely start to "State Fair." I'm betting you have that one finished well before this year's State Fair.

    Ah, me time! Sounds lovely. Enjoy every last second of it!!

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  2. I really like your latest start of State Fair. I really hope you have great me time. Love Patti xxx

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  3. Wonderful start on State Fair Vonna. I'm stitching Hen Party and loving it. I needed something to kick start my fading mojo and that one did it. A nice simple LHN.

    Enjoy your day!

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  4. I'm always amazed at your stitching ability--you are fast! That's a great piece too, and I know it's going to turn out great!

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  5. What a lovely new start. And I completely agree with you on LHN designs. I also need a LHN dose every now and then.
    I wish you a wonderful me day!

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  6. Looks great. Everyone should take some "me" time. Enjoy your week.

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  7. Very nice start Vonna. I love the cat paws creeping in on the top picture! I've already started my second LHN, they are simply a joy to stitch.
    Enjoy your 'me' time and happy stitching.

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  8. Lovely new start Vonna, enjoy your me time

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  9. what a lovely start! i enjoy LHN designs too and have several I want to order!!

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  10. I have a wonderful day just for you...and I love your "corner holder" in the first couple of pictures, do I see some tiny paws there?

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  11. Wish I could say that. For now, my "me time" is as long as their naps or between diaper changes and feeding. And yes of course, the dishes need done and the clothes ironed!

    Have the best day!

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  12. Vonna,

    Enjoy your "me" time!! The State Fair is such a fun stitch.. Our SAL is Bless Our Home by CCN and I am enjoying everything about it.

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  13. You enjoy that "me" time, you wonderful woman!!

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  14. wow what a great start! I like LHN too but I have yet to sit down and stitch one.

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  15. Oh, I almost started this one yesterday-but decided on an AMAP instead! Yours is looking just wonderful :)
    (((((((sending hugs and love my friend))))))))

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  16. Beautiful start Vonna! I love it! I know what you mean about LHN designs. They are can be so much fun! Hope you enjoy your day and week! You deserve some me time!

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  17. You made a great start to a very cute sampler! State Fair just makes me feel the summer weather. I will look forward to watching your progress.

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  18. Enjoy your 'me' time Vonna, in fact I think you should put it in your rotation too! You deserve it on a regular basis!

    Great and fast stitching too, don't know how you fit it all in :)

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  19. I'm enjoying my LHN designs too! This one definitely looks like you!

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  20. Great start! Enjoy your you day!!

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  21. Great start on State Fair. I hope you enjoy your day and get a lot of stitching done!
    Deb

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  22. Gorgeous stiching Vonna you must be the fastest stitcher out there lol

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  23. That is a great start!! Can not wait to see more!!

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  24. Great Start Vonna! Enjoy your "me time." We all deserve some of that :)

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  25. Glad to hear you will be taking some "me" time. Enjoy! Your State Fair is looking great already!

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  26. great start on State Fair! I also love her designs. Good for you taking a ME week. you deserve it! we always need that ME time. Enjoy!

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  27. "me" time is sooo important to recharge yourself so you can be the best you for your kids, your husband, your friends, your work .. and so good for the soul .. rejoice and enjoy!

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  28. Great start on State Fair. I agree there is something soothing about stitching a LHN. Enjoy your "me" day.

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  29. It's always good to take 'me' time - enjoy!

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  30. "State Fair" is looking marvelous! I love LHN designs, too.

    Go for the "me time"...you certainly deserve it!

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  31. A lovely new start, Vonna! I'll be watching for the finish very soon.:)

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  32. A wonderful start...and probably finish by now. Enjoy your 'me' time.

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  33. Wonderful start on State Fair! Looks great. You should definitely take some time for yourself. Right now, I am relishing in the time I can relax. That's tv,napping and reading for me. Normally it would be stitching but I've lost my mojo for the time being. Enjoy this time for you!

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  34. What a lovely weekend start, love that fabby.
    Enjoy the day

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  35. Hey girl! Happy Monday:) I'm happy to hear you're taking a day for you!
    Great start on "State Fair". I love that one! I'm sure you're probably almost finished by the time I hit the send button! Wish I had your speed:)
    Hey, if you get back into your HAED, Wendy (Belgium) and I have started a new blog and Michele (CEO of HAED) has volunteered to give away a chart of winner's choice and a needle threader she is making...beads and all..in her jewelry store. We're going to have monthly giveaways. We'd love for you and other HAED stitchers to join us:) Thursday SAL's, but that's just if people feel like it:)
    http://ourfriendshaedsal.blogspot.com/
    We have 60+ members since we started a week ago:) Hope you'll at least visit us when you get a chance:) Have a great week!

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  36. Vonna, when I first saw this design I thought it would be perfect for you and I was right! This looks great!

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  37. This is a lovely new start and a design I will definitely be adding to my collection. I also love stitching LHN designs and find them really enjoyable and satisfying.

    Enjoy your "me" time!

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  38. Ooooh, Diane's State Fair is pretty. I have not seen this pattern before so I will watch your blog to see how it turns out.
    Alice

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  39. Fabulous new start, Vonna!

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  40. I think that's more than a start to your SF project, Vonna; that is progress! You must have one of those turbo needles that so elude me. :D

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  41. You have a nice start on your LHN design. Your first song on the play list is one of my favorites along with Same Time Next Year, the movie it comes from. I had Mona Lisa stuck in my head for days when that was up first! Thanks for the sound memories!

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  42. I like that! Very nice start.

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  43. Great new start! Looks like fun.

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  44. Nice start on the State Fair!!!! I love this design!!!

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  45. Your start on State Fair inspired me to buy the chart yesterday; congratulations on your progress.

    Enjoy your much-deserved "me" time!

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  46. Hi Vonna, nice start on State Fair. I really like LHN designs too. I've started "Chocolate Shoppe" and need to get back to it.
    Last night was our SAL missed you:). Bless Our Home is such a nice stitch..lovely colors and just enjoyable to work on.
    Have a happy "me time" week....hugs, Linda

    p.s We had a brownie ala mode for dessert...come by...I still have the fixings. L

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  47. Great start and lovely fabric choice.

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  48. What a lovely new start - and State Fair - it is getting to that time of year here in Az.
    I think I will enter Paradigm Lost in this years fair.
    Glad that you got to enjoy a great family weekend.
    Me time - sounds like a plan - wanna soak up some Arizona sunshine - maybe I can wrap it and send it lol
    many hugs my dear friend

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  49. This looks great so far, Vonna! Just really wanted to stop by and say hello, you don't live that far from me. I am in Terre Haute!:)

    Your stitching is lovely!

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  50. State Fair is coming along so great. Now I want to do it...geez thanks. LOL!

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