Sunday, July 25, 2010

Merry Skating with the Merry Skater...

Hello Friends :)
Swinging in to show a small finish....this one was my current "car project" and I finished the stitching part last Wednesday, finished the beading Friday evening and finished the finishing last night. She's a cutie, that is for sure and I can mark another off my list of my LHN Monthly Ornaments! Now I just have one more to get done before the Peppermint Twist one lands in my mailbox. I'm proud of myself for halfway keeping up! And boy won't my tree look "all dolled up" come December....yes'siree it surely will!


"The Merry Skater"
Designer: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Fabric: 32 ct. remnant
Fibers: DMC
You know....
Diane has announced that the ornament series will continue for 2011, so that's 12 more ornaments!!! Boy oh boy....if I would keep up with LHN's monthly ornaments and then stitch some of the Prairie Schooler Santa's that I really want to do....my tree would be gorgeous! I need to make goals, or hire help :) and....don't forget I have two blogs worth of LHN Monthly Ornament stitchers doing a stitch-a-long...so if you'd like to join us, click on the links in my sidebar to take you to the blog and follow the directions there to be join us!
The weekend....
flew by as usual, I had to work so little "fun" time happened. This week we have our county fair going on, so we'll be checking that out and getting some fair grub. Next weekend we'll be travelling to see the grandparents one last time before school starts. The summer is slowly coming to a close for us, sort of sad, but we've had a super summer and all good things must end. The kids are looking forward to new starts and fresh beginnings....Mama is too ;)
Until next time....
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God"!
Hugs and love,
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44 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish.I wish Diane would sell stock in her company......it would save me money!!! LOL

    hugs
    -missy-

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  2. What great finishing.
    I wish I was as talented as you

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  3. It's so sweet!!! Love how you finished it :-).

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  4. Love your ornament finish. Your finishing is just perfect!

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  5. Your Merry Skater is just gorgeous! I'm not where near keeping up with the monthly ornies.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  7. Nice finish ! I wish I could keep up better with these ornaments and the finishing :)

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  8. Another beautiful finish.

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  9. Your ornament is gorgeous!! Have a safe trip :)

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  10. Your Merry Skater is absolutely lovely.
    It seems strange to think of your children going back to school when ours have only just finished for the summer

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  11. I just commented on the LHN blog on your ornament. Love it!
    I just discovered all the new PS releases and promptly put in an order for a couple.
    I had hoped to enter some of my stitching in our fair but as it turned out, the fair came to town while I wasn't home!

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  12. That is such a cute one, and made more so by your excellent finishing. I love skater designs.

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  13. Anonymous7:31 AM

    Another lovely finish. Your tree is going to be so pretty! I can't wait to see pictures of it when the time comes!
    Back to school... My youngest graduated from high school in June so there will be no more "back to school" for our family :( She'll head off to college in August amd I'll be counting the days till Thanksgiving (her first trip home)!!
    Cindy in Angola

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  14. I hope you will post photos of your tree; it will undoubtedly be spectacular! Urgh.... summer is winding down? I don't feel as though it has half started yet. Do you start school in August?

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  15. What a great ornament! I can't to see a picture of your Christmas tree this year. It seems like a long way off but it really isn't!

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  16. What a gorgeous finish Vonna. Your tree is going to be fantastic with all these ornaments on it :)

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  17. She is just darling and the finishing is wonderful as always.

    Roberta

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  18. Your finish is beautiful!

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  19. Vonna, I love your finishes !!! You do have a gift for this. Can't wait to see your tree at Christmas :-)

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  20. Great finish! You work is wonderful as always! Now I need to get going and get at least one of those ornmanets finished!!!!

    Thanks for sharing

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  21. Your Merry Skater is beautiful! I love how your finishing these, and I can't wait to see your pretty tree!

    I'm more caught up on this series than I was but still have a way to go.

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  22. Vonna,
    It's so pretty. I wish I could think of more adjectives to describe your work. It's never a disappointment to come and look at what you've been working on. Thanks for sharing. :) Cathryn

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  23. Darling ornie! Way to go with keeping up on them...your tree will be beautiful and festive!

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  24. It's darling - so cute! I hate to see summer start ending, but these 102 days of heat I'll be glad to see go! Enjoy the rest of your time. :)

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  25. She looks wonderful! Where do you find the rotary cutters with those cool edgings?

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  26. Pretty, pretty finish!

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  27. Lovely finish, Vonna!

    I would love to participate in the SAL for the LHN ornaments, but I haven't started any of them! I want to stitch 12 PS ornaments this year, so if I manage to meet that goal, I might have to look at doing LHN next year. I agree, it would be lovely to have a tree full of stitched ornaments.

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  28. Very cute. Wish I was as skinny as that skater! Your tree will be endearing.

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  29. What a sweet finish Vonna! Good for you for keeping up with the releases!

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  30. My brain might explode from all the pretty finish pictures from this ornament series. They are all just so lovely and I wants THEM ALL. lol

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  31. beautiful!! i got a lot to do to catch up with you. i've only done one and wasn't happy with it. guess i'll keep it for my self. i did get some linen so now i cando another. i better get busy,busy,busy. glad they're gonna coninue on next year. happy stitching!!! LOL! Denise

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  32. very nice finish...love the way you did the backing!

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  33. Great job finishing your ornament Vonna!

    Summer has really flown by fast. I keep catching myself stressing about how quickly it's going and soon school will be starting and then I realize, I don't have any kids in school, no more getting up to take them, stopping what I am doing to pick them up. Summer will actually continue on for me this year and I am really looking forward to it!

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  34. What a lovely addition to your LHN tree. And she really looks cute, lol.
    Here the summer holidays start only in two days s we have all the summer bliss still before us.

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  35. This is so lovely...I have it all kitted up, I really need to stitch it soon!

    Your Christmas tree will be fantastic!!

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  36. Vonna, your ornament is precious...can't wait to see the tree!! Great finishing...as usual :)

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  37. Love that ornament!! I've seen it before (can't recall who it was that did it... Natalie, maybe??)... It's one I'll need to stitch for Leah at some point. It would be right up her alley. :)

    Have fun at the fair... I think we'll go to ours this year (we haven't in years past)... one thing I'll miss though - Elephant Ears!! That dough with the cnnamon & sugar??? YUM!! Do they have those at your fair? I always got them at the fairs in MI, but I've never sen them at the fairs around here. :(

    Anyway, bla bla bla... have a great week!

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  38. Vonna,

    This is one of my favorites.. reminds me of my niece learning to ice skate and wanting to go to the Olympics! Your finish is so, so pretty!

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  39. Awesome! Loved the stitching/summery update!

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  40. Congrats on the finish. And I love your finishing on this one.

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  41. Your ornament is lovely, congratulations

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  42. Hey Vonna - how did you attach your ornament to the backing in this post? I love the way it's finished (as I commented earlier) and I've thought of it since I commented. I have quite a stack of things to finish/finish and some are ornaments. Very cool!

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  43. Looks great Vonna :)

    Hugs,
    Marieka

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  44. Love your finished ornament! Your tree is going to be beautiful with all those ornaments.

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