Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Titillating Tuesday....

Greeting dear friends!
It's a titillating Tuesday here....OK, well not really, its cold, gray and spitting snow....but I thought I'd be positive about it ;)
First up today is my Creation all framed up:


"Creation"
Designed by: Diane Williams
Stitched on: 28 ct. Vintage Light Examplar linen
using DMC as charted

A little frame detail:

On the wall:


And my Adam and Eve "wall"....

Well....
to be totally honest, this is not the "wall" I have planned but it's a little short wall in our living room and I thought I'd take down the pictures I had placed there already and put these in their place. Not bad for a temporary solution....plus now I can say that I do, in fact, have an Adam and Eve wall! But the one I have envisioned in my mind is much more grand and larger and more wonderful than this one is ;)
So I continue to mutter and murmur to myself:
"Gotta get stitchin', gotta get stitchin', gotta get stitchin'..."
Just like the little engine that could....

Since I visited with you last....

I finished my "He's a Flake" monthly ornament. And here he is all duded up for his Christmas 2010 debut:


"He's a Flake"
Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Stitched on: 35 ct. WDW Dove Linen
with DMC and Crescent Colours as charted

I have had a handful of e-mails asking me how I achieve this "look" for my ornaments finished in this fashion, so rather than e-mailing it over and over, I just finished up a tutorial and it can be found here: Vonna's Wool Felt Flat Ornament Tutorial for those of you that are interested.


What's up next?...
Well I'm totally STINKING, I mean **PU** on my goals for myself this month- stitching wise. Geez...but I have something almost finished on my snaps right now, 'cept it is for an exchange. So no lookie until the recipient has it in her hot little hannies....

Remember....
I mentioned finishing a block a month on the Village of Run Hallow? What about the Prairie Schooler ABC....well...no go for February I'm afraid...maybe two in March? We'll see....


Until next time...
"Hands to work, hearts to God"
Love and hugs,
Vonna

64 comments:

  1. It's always great to see a blog update from you, Vonna! I love love love your Creation--it looks fantastic! The frame that you chose is just perfect for it. Love the A&E wall, too! :) GREAT job on the He's A Flake, and thank you thank you for the tutorial! I am zooming over there right now to check it out. You rock!

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  2. I love what you did with 'He's a Flake' Vonna. I love the red in the stitched piece . If you get a chance could you put your substitution colours in your next blog posting. Thank you for your wonderful tutorials they help so much !! I am going to use many of them when I get a chance. I second it" you rock"

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  3. I don't know how you get everything done that you do!!

    I love the frame - it's so classic and perfect for that piece. Your wall will be overflowing in no time. I can feel it!

    Love the "Flake" and will be checking out your tutorial right away.

    I agree - YOU ROCK!

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  4. The frame is absolutely perfect for that piece! Remember, it's nice to have goals but don't let them get you down if you can't achieve everything you hoped. Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorials. They are wonderful!

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  5. Looks great. I love the ornament. And I love the Thomas Jefferson quote in the sidebar.

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  6. Love your Cration finish, the frame is a perfect choice!

    "He's a Flake" is so cute, i have mine already to stitch. Thanks for the tutorial on your finish, i look at all the finishing tutorials i can to get some inspiration! now if only someone would supply me with the ability to do them i'd be most content! lol

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  7. I love your A&E pieces! It's a great start to your collection as I know you will have a collection!

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  8. A beautiful frame for a beautiful piece - it looks great!

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  9. What a spectactular A&E Wall! You are always such an inspiration..

    Love He's A Flake and the tutorial! Thanks for sharing your tips..

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  10. Thanks for writing Vonna! I guess I did read that you used charted colours but the pic on the outside of the pattern looked different. thanks for visiting my blog. love to read about you and your lovely family and all your projects. all the best!

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  11. Beautiful frame on Creation. Your wall looks greats. Everybody starts somewhere right? and a little wall is better than no wall.

    Your little ornmanet is just "too cute". I need to get going on mine too.

    Have a great week. So glad you posted, it always make my day when you do.

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  12. Nice wall pieces! Love the tutorial. If you hadn't pointed out the wave thing, I would have just cut and then wondered why my finish didn't look like yours! It's nice you share all your pointers!!!!! I need to get a blog post showing my new thread cabinet, thanks to you!

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  13. How awesome is that! I love-love-love your frame choice, and I think it's a great "mini-fix" for the A & E wall. I think that's definitely a wildfire sweeping blogland in 2009-2010! Yours is smashing already! Your ornament also looks quite lovely, I'm off now to have a look-see at your tutorial!

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  14. Beautiful projects finished lovely! I totally agree with you about glue guns. Nice tutorials.

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  15. Love your latest A&E. Great frame. And the ornie looks super. You have the bestest ideas for finishing!

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  16. Love how Creation turned out, Vonna. I've got that book and really need to do one or two of them. Your A&E wall is coming along great and thanks for the tutorial - it's really appreciated!

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  17. Gorgeous framed Creation and gorgeous ornament!

    I am also PUey on my stitching this month. If I could only teach our house how to clean itself!

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  18. I love Creation , I love your Adam and Eve wall!
    The finishing on He's a Flake is great - I'm definitely going to have a go at that, your finishing tutorials are so clear, thanks for all the time and effort you put into them.

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  19. Love your addition to your Adam and Eve Wall. That frame is gorgeous and just perfect for the piece.

    Love your finishing on He's a Flake as well. I "discovered" this type of finishing last year and it is so easy. I have to get my Flake together and get to work on it. :)

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  20. Hi Vonna, the frame on Creation couldn't have been more perfect! Its a beauty and I love how your wall is looking so far.

    Thanks for sharing the ornament tutorial, I'm always looking for new ideas to finish ornies :) best wishes.

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  21. I love all your finishes! That frame for your Creation is wonderful, as is your A&E wall! And He's a Flake is so cute! I'm so glad you offer tutorials -- what a great resource! I need to get back to the PS Alphabet too. I think it may be starting to call my name again. lol!

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  22. Forget the goals Vonna - just go where your heart takes you!! Okay, easy for me to say. I love your Creation piece and the frame is really perfect for it! And your finishing on He's a flake. And Woo Hoo on the A&E wall. It may not be the wall of your dreams, but you've got a wall started and that's all that matters! Love Margaret Pence too - I just threw that one on scroll rods!!!

    And thank you for the tutorial too. I know they'll be so handy when I finally finish off some things (one of these days!!).

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  23. Great start to your wall! Your ornament is adorable, too.

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  24. Your A&E wall will be so awesome.
    Love Creation and the frame is gorgeous.
    Your flake finish is cute

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  25. Creation looks fab in the frame - great job as usual. :o) I love your little flake, the finishing is perfect!

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  26. Creation looks absolutely fabulous all framed up. I LOVE it! :) Great start to an A&E wall. Mine still exists in my mind, but eventually.... :)

    He's a Flake looks great too. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I have it already bookmarked and will be using it to finish my ornaments. I have often wondered how you did those. Now I know, and I can't wait to try it. :)

    Good luck on your goals!

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  27. Beautiful frame and framing! The ornament is lovely and thanks so much for the tutorial. I will definitely be trying that. I really appreciate your taking the time to post it

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  28. The framing of "Creation" is absoulutely beautiful!! I dream of having a wall like your A&E wall one day...first I gotta have enough stuff to hang on it! lol "He's a Flake is adorable! I love snowmaen! I love the finishing you did on him too!

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  29. "He's a Flake" is soooo cute! I looked at your tutorial for him as well and really like how it comes together.

    I have a question about the acid free mat board. Can it be substituted with acid free card stock? I have tons of that stuff around. What do you suggest??

    Thanks!

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  30. Thanks so much for the tutorial. He looks lovely. Love your Adam and Eve Sampler too.

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  31. Oh man... sorry about the snow. I think we will all be sooo glad to see the last of this winter, lol!

    Creation looks wonderful, and I think you showed exceptional wisdom in setting up a wee sample of your future Adam & Eve wall. Looks great!!

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  32. Love Creation...such a pretty design and I love the colors. Hey...your Adam & Eve wall has to start somewhere...right?

    Thanks for the tutorial on the felt ornament finishing. I haven't tried this yet and will have to next month!

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  33. He's a Flake looks wonderful! And I love your A&E wall so far! I hate to take down pictures but I have to hang my stitches!

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  34. WOW Where to start? I think the framing on your Creation is fantastic, it shows off your beautiful stitching perfectly!

    I love He's a Flake! And I think the finishing is really cool. I am going to look at your tutorials and try and teach this old dog some new tricks.

    And just because I am new here, I just saw your darling take on Beverly Hillbillies and it just put a huge smile all over my face.

    Thanks so much for brightening my day!

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  35. Lovely ! I always look forward to seeing what you've been up to.

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  36. Beautiful finishes Vonna! Love your Creation and He's a Flake. The red substitution came out looking great! Thanks for sharing your wool felt ornie finish tutorial...I'll be sure to use it once I get around to stitching some ornies! :)

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  37. Beautiful finish and frame too. I love how you did your felt flake snowman. Thanks for the tutorial. Yep, I'm often muttering that mantra as well but it doesn't seem to work lol. So far behind on my own sals. xx

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  38. Hello
    Love the Adam and Eve idea/wall
    All the goals wil be attained when they have to be, don't stress about it!!!
    We all know you will get there.
    Hugs

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  39. Vonna your Creation pieces is absolutely beautiful. I love the frame you've chosen for it. it is perfect.

    He's a Flake is so cute! I love how you've finished it.

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  40. Beautiful finish Vonna!! I love the frame. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I love how you've finished these ornaments. They're so sweet!! :)

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  41. "He's a Flake" makes me smile, Vonna, and thank you so much for sharing your finishing tutorial with us. I've used them a couple of times already and they were so helpful.

    Perfect frame choice for your latest sampler, too. Can't wait to follow the growth of you A&E wall through the coming years :)

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  42. Hi Vonna, I've never seen that A&E from Diane Williams before. I love it, and your wall start looks great. You'll be adding to it in no time. Wonderful frame choice.
    I haven't looked at your ornament tutorial yet, but thank you for sharing. I really like the way you finished Mr. Flake

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  43. Wow, everything looks great! Love the frame you picked for your LHN. I have to check out the tutorial, thank you for posting that. What brand of scissor did you use for the edging?

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  44. Creation looks fantastic Vonna! I love your choice of frames.
    Thanks very much for the new tutorial. I can use all the help I can get when it comes to finishing!
    As for goals, I don't worry about them anymore. That way I'm pleased if I do reach my goals.

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  45. A really gorgeous frame you've chosen for Creation...it looks wonderful!

    Darling ornie too :)

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  46. I love that frame Vonna! And your ornie finishing is darling. I don't know what I would do without your tutorials!

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  47. Great finishes, love the frame for the sampler. Your wall has to start somewhere. :)

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  48. Gosh Vonna,
    You have been busy. There is always so much to see on your blog AND so much to anticipate seeing later :>)
    Creation looks lovely in that pretty frame. It must be satisfying to see it up on the wall. i love He's a Flake Thanks again for the really useful and very clear tutorial. Your future stitching, as always, sounds really exciting :>)
    Angela xx

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  49. BEautiful - at least you have a 'wall'. My desire is for a sampler 'wall', but not yet!
    PS: found the tutorial-thank you!
    What a cute goodbye...
    You're too much!

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  50. Your Creation looks amazing! And yay for your A&E wall!!!

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  51. Great finish - great frame and it looks wonderful on your A&E wall.

    He's a flake is darling! You do awesome finishing - not to mention all those wonderful tutorials you put up - so much time and so much info you share -

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting - Melody

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  52. Vonna, what a PERFECT frame choice!! Oh MY!! I am drooling :) and your ornie finish is as beautiful as always :)

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  53. Vonna ~ I love your Creation and thanks for the tutorial~ I have been searching everywhere for the pattern ~ does it go by another name than Creation? Teresa W
    twhisson@yahoo.com

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  54. Another wonderful tutorial Vonna! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this with such clear instructions and excellent photos.:)

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  55. Another fantastic tutorial Vonna! Thank you. :) I really appreciate you taking the time to post these with such clear instructions and excellent photos.

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  56. Beautiful work! I love the frame that you chose. The snowman is too adorable!

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  57. Frame is beautiful - both pieces looks great! Nice finish on the ornie, too!

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  58. What a perfect frame for the piece. It looks lovely! I do like your wall! Love how you've finised He's a Flake and now I'm off to read the tutorial!

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  59. Great framing Vonna, your A&E wall looks lovely.

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  60. An A&E wall at last! The Creation finish looks great!

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  61. Lovely blog! Thank for the great tutorials that you have posted on your blog. I used your technique for a flatfold and I am very pleased with the results!

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  62. I just love the way you finished your Creation project. The frame is stunning.

    Thank you for posting the new tutorial. I will definitely be giving it a try. I just completed my first folding easel project and had the best time. Thanks bunches!

    Lei
    http://livingtostitch.blogspot.com/

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  63. Your piece looks so beautifully all framed up. You have a nice start to your A&E wall. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  64. A beautiful creation Vonna!

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