Thursday, June 04, 2009

Love Birds...

Hello Friends! :0) Almost Friday, can we say YES! And almost time for the Pfeiffer Family vacation! Double YES! I started this past Monday, another of Miss Crescent's Crowne designs entitled "Love Birds" and I finished the stitching today AND the finishing...this turned out like I had envisioned it, I think it's sweet, don't you? Love the colors!


"Love Birds"
Designer: Miss Crescent's Crowne ~ Sharon Crescent
Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage Light Examplar
Fibers: Belle Soie
Finished as small wall hanging
Started: 6/1/09
Finished: 6/4/09
On Wednesday..... I received a RAK in the mail from Ruth B. didn't she stitch me some wonderful squares? The motif is from the popular Victoria Sampler ~Stitcher's Sampler...sweet aren't they? I'll be making these into a scissors fob for one of my special pairs of scissors, so I can always remember sweet Ruth! Thanks Ruth!
And I tweaked the top of my pie safe today.... when I received another lovely RAK in the mail...sweet Edgar sent me a red handled mixer (it's in the middle brown bowl). Sweet Edgar, I made mention one time of my collecting 1950's red handled kitchen utensils and ever since that little bugger has been sending me treasures that he uncovers in his weekend garage sales. Isn't he a sweetie? THANK YOU EDGAR! Today his mixer that he sent was was the perfect finishing touch for the "grouping" of antique mixing bowls I have on the top of my pie safe.... (on a side note the red handled mixers in the end bowls are from our grandmother's one is my Granny's and the other is Keith's Granny's, sweet eh?)

Have I mentioned that I'm IN LOVE with my pie safe? :o) Well....consider my saying it again..."I'm in LOVE with my pie safe!!!!" And my antique bowls....and my red handled kitchen utensils and my Williamsburg Salt Glaze Pottery Collection and my pitcher collection....and so many more things, but I won't keep you up late at night as I blabber on and on and on about it....I'm a collector :o) Just ask my husband...and my mother who says, "all this stuff sitting around makes me nervous!" LOL! But its not "sitting around" Mama it is artfully and tastefully displayed to its fullest advantage :o) Hardy har har!
Well that does it for me today.....I have to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but after Sunday (hopefully early afternoon) we're on V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! Happy Days!! So until next time, love and best wishes, as you count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours! XXxxxx
Your heavenly Father knows your needs.
He will always give you all you need from day to day.
~~Luke 12:30-31~~

55 comments:

  1. Have a safe and fun vacation! :) Love the Love Birds!! The stitching and the finishing both look wonderful!

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  2. Vonna,

    I just love your bird piece. I wish it was mine! I'm going to have to hunt down that pattern 'cause it's adorable.

    I hope you all have a safe and fun heaped vacation.

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  3. Vonna, I absolutely LOVE the Love Birds!! Gorgeous finishing as always :)
    I am SOOOOOOO jealous of your Pie Safe-you did a fantastic job on it-it looks amazing in your home :)
    Enjoy your treasures from Edgar!
    Have a MOST wonderful and fun/relaxing vacation.
    hugs :)

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  4. What an amazing finish Vonna!!! I love your pie safe too :)

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  5. Love Birds is really cute. I love the way you finished it. I also love you bowl collection. I have my great-grandmother's and great-great grandmother's mixing bowls displayed in my kitchen. I also have my other great-grandmother's biscuit bowl (large shallow wooden bowl) displayed in my dining room.

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  6. I love your finshed "love birds" great job Vonna...

    I am always on the hunt for more "stuff" for my house, I think your mom and my husband would get along great he is afraid of all my "stuff" LOL

    I Hope you work weekend goes by fast for you so you can start your V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N !!!!!!!

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  7. Vonna, I just finished reading your interview, and oh my, how I enjoyed it
    I also think those little love birds are adorable. How did you punch the holds for the ribbon in the finish?

    sandalwoodtrail@cableone.net

    Thank you for a beautiful blog.

    Oh, y'all have a safe and fun vacation.

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  8. The love birds are very adorable.

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  9. Your love birds are so sweet, great finish too. The squares you received a wonderful and so is the mixer from Edgar. The bowls and mixers are the perfect touch for your refinished pie safe. But I really appreciate the scripture you shared the most, Thanks. CJ ok;-)

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  10. Love birds are sooooo cute!!!!! Love it!!!!
    Have a great time during vacation!!!

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  11. The love birds are just so sweet.

    I love the look of your Pie Safe but what is a Pie Safe - this is something I have not heard of before.

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  12. I hope the upcoming vacation is everything you hope for and more! :D

    Your pie safe is so beautiful! Do your neighbors even recognize it??

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  13. Beautiful finishes, Vonna!! Your tweaked pie safe is so neat. I love collections, especially if they have special meaning to you. I don't understand people who have stuff on their walls or tables just because it happened to fit there!

    I hope you have a fabulous vacation!

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  14. Love Birds turned out great Vonna, it's such a sweet and cheerful piece!

    You did a great job on your pie safe too. Have a wonderful vacation!

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  15. Vonna: I just love the way you finish things - always so creative and nicely done.

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  16. Your love birds turned out so lovely.
    How sweet of Ruth to make such lovely squares for you. Very thoughtful of her.
    And that pie safe - it just gets better every day. Glad I'm not the only one with treasures everywhere.

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  17. Love birds is quite sweet. Have a good vacation!

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  18. compliments,this work is very nice :)
    Caterina

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  19. Love. love. love that finish! And what fabulous RAKs!!
    Have a wonderful vacation. Come back all rested and with lots of photos. :)
    Kathy

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  20. Those Love Birds are the cutest ever!

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  21. LOL Vonna! You sound so so much like me! I love to collect and set things out! It really bothers DH and the boys but I say "Tuff Stuff"! I love your pie safe too and how sweet of Edgar to send you the beater. Oh, and I collect stoneware mixing bowls and pitchers too! Maybe I will add red handled untinsils too.

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  22. I love love birds !!! The colors are great and the finish : like always : beautiful ;-)

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  23. I hope that time flies and you're enjoying vacation soon with your family.

    Beautiful finish of Love Birds. Was it hard get get the holes through those layers?

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  24. I love the way you finished the Love Birds - especially the way you attached the ribbon. Are those eyelets or buttons that you knotted the ribbon through? It really adds a lot of charm to the whole piece. I, too, love your Pie Safe. Do you know the year that it is from (assuming that it is an antique)? It has a lot of character to it.
    Take care and have a great vacation.
    Lisa in CA

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  25. Love your cute little finish! Adorable!! And I also love those red-handled thingies too, I call them 'whippers'! LOL They look terrific on your newly refurbished piesafe!!

    Have a super great weekend and fun vacation next week, Vonna dear!

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  26. Vonna - I'm in love with your pie safe too! What a find you got and I love it with the paint stripped off! And your Love Birds finish in beautiful. You really do excellent finishing! Hope you have a wonderful vacation and maybe get more stitching done!

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  27. The Red handled beaters, we use to call egg beaters. Your display is lovely, tell Mother I said so! Have a great time away. Sarahe4e

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  28. Your lovebird piece is too cute. I've been meaning to post and say how nice your pie safe turned out. What a treasure.

    Have a happy vacation!

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  29. Cute birds!!! I love the way you finished it!

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  30. Nice job on the Love Birds...for that bedroom wall (???)
    Your Pie Safe is awesome and I love the collection, hmmm...do I have any vintage red handled pieces, will check. :D
    Where ya goin on vacation?? Hope that it is fun and relaxing...Enjoy.

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  31. Love Birds is a sweet finish! Lovely RAK! The pie safe looks wonderful. Have a great vacation!

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  32. Such sweet love birds. It think its the colours that make it so pretty (and we know you stitch beautifully so it goes without saying). Ok, that pie safe is gorgeous now stop showing off or we will get jealous. : )) The wall behind the pie safe cries out for a gorgeous sampler stitched by you, or several little ones would be great to. ; ) I would have stitched a BIG "Home Sweet Home" as I love those three words. : )
    Alice

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  33. Your love birds are great! The pie safe is looking wonderful!!

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  34. A lovely finish! Just wanted to let you know I used your tutorial for tea and coffee dyed fabric..I got the most perfect effect. Thank you! Will def be doing it again ;-)

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  35. What a sweet finish!
    I love the pie safe you refinished and the bowls and red handle beaters look great on it....happy vacationing...hugs, Linda

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  36. Way totally "artfully and tastefully displayed"!!!! :)

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  37. I hope all the Pfeiffer family enjoys a wonderful vacation!! Heaven knows a break in the action is needed. :) You haven't mentioned what you're doing or where you're going, so I'll be on pins and needles until you fill us in. :D

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  38. Everything looks great!! Enjoy your vacation!!!

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  39. Your birds are lovely and the pie safe is gorgeous.

    Have a great holiday

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  40. Dear Vonna, have a WONDERFUL vacation with your family!! I hope you'll get lots of sunshine and happy moments :)

    Your Love birds finish is beautiful, as are your previous finishes too of course :) The penny rug for Edgar is great and it's been wonderful to see how you've done fabulous work with the pie safe.

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  41. I love "Love Birds" -- nice design and beautiful finishing! That was sweet of Ruth to stitch some squares for you.

    Enjoy your family vacation!

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  42. I love your Love Birds, and I agree they are very sweet! Beautiful job Vonna!

    I think your pie safe is the bomb! You did a fantastic job on it, and your bowl collection is so pretty.

    Vacations are fun - enjoy!

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  43. Oh, I LOVE those Love Birds! I can vision this as a little bag finish for a little girl with maybe some green gingham fabric around the outside, just too cute!

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  44. Love birds is very cute!! Have a great vacation!

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  45. Love the birds Vonna. So beautifully stitched and finished.

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  46. love the finish! I did one just like this last week, except that i couldn't get my eyelets to go through. How did you get yours to work? it still worked out great for me, BUT i really want to use some of the eyelets on my other pieces.

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  47. I love your "Love Birds" finish. Very pretty!

    Have a wonderful vacation!

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  48. tweet tweet~ the love birds are sooo lovable!! harhar! and as is your piesafe!

    Hope you have a super and safe vacation!

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  49. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday.
    The love birds are so sweet and beautiful squares!

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  50. cute!!!! molto belli, bravissima, your things are always so delicate
    silvia

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  51. Love Birds is sooo cute! Have a fantastic vacation!

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  52. Okay, Love Birds is just wonderful! Sweet Edgar indeed! What a nice thing to do. And that mixer just fits right in! Lovely squares. Talk about looking forward to the mailman! lol Have a great vacation. I can't wait to see what you post when you get back!

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  53. Your love birds are so cute and I love the summery colors. And I love your pie safe, too! Hope you have a wonderful vacation and can stitch a lot.

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  54. Love Birds turned out wonderfully. That is such a cute piece, I have it in my stash too. Hmmmm maybe I need to start a new WIP.:)
    Love your earlier finish of the heart as well, the frame was perfect for it. Have a lovely vacation.
    Sue

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  55. Vonna, where have you been on your top pic??? I can read some German words there: Das Sampler Haus;-))))

    Great blog outfit, I like it,well, don´t know how long it´s there because I didn´t read blogs for a while...

    Hugs,
    gaby

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