Sunday, October 03, 2010

Delightful Weekend....

Sunday Morning....
And just about ready to leave for the hospital, but I was so excited to show you the fruits of my labor over the weekend!
On Friday evening, I stitched and finished this elegant little thing:

Monogram Hornbook

"Miniature Monogram Hornbook - Margin Marker"
by Kelmscott Designs
Copyright: 2010 By Paula B. Sibbald of Kelmscott Designs
Stitched on: 32 ct. French Country Mocha Belfast 1 over 1
Stitched with: Belle Soie ~ Olde Crow ~ Crescent Colours Silk
**I made and added the cording with the tassel myself**

Then....
Saturday after I got home from the hospital I pulled out and stitched and finished this lovely thing:


Tombstone Angel


Tombstone Angel Close

"Tombstone Angel"
by: Kelmscott Designs
Copyright: 2010 Paula B. Sibbald for Kelmscott Designs
Stitched on: 40 count French Vanilla Newcastle (one over two)
Stitched with: Belle Soie ~ Olde Crow ~ Crescent Colours Silk

This all turned into....
A lovely pair of pretties to sit in my needlework basket by my stitching chair, stitched on a most delightfully relaxing weekend - even though I had to punch in at work! Fellow stitcher's, I would run *real fast* or at least type *real fast* to your local needlework shop and get you some of this stitchy goodness! I'm in love with mine. I can't stop looking at them or smiling because they are just so doggone cute!  Don't you agree?!  ;o)
Angel and Hornbook

And a little secret to share....
This isn't all I've stitched this weekend! I'm about halfway on another St. Charles Market release I even got the stuff from Hobby Lobby (as called for) painted and ready to finish the item! And the only hint I have to share is....it isn't Jane Tindall....although I've been looking at her real hard and riffling her pages.....

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God" while I finish my next stitching project!

Hugs and love,
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48 comments:

  1. Oooh Vonna they are ace! I really like them. Kelmscott you say??? Ho hum going ot have a peek. xx

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  2. Quite nice! The Old crow really gives a rich look. :)

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  3. Ohhhhh my Wish List just grew. Perhaps I can drop hints to DH to order these for me for my birthday. But knowing my DH he would think I wanted a real Tombstone. LOL

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  4. Oh Vonna, I love both pieces! I was tempted by the angel one anyway -- you're not helping. lol! Gorgeous! Glad your weekend is so enjoyable! I want Jane too btw. :D

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  5. Both of them are soooo cute! Where did you get the angel hornbook? I don't have any needlework shops around here that sell stuff like that.

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  6. Very nice finishes !

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  7. Very pretty!!! Congrats on stitching and finishing something for yourself!!

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  8. Oh gosh, Vonna, these are gorgeous! I'm glad you got some stitching & finishing in!

    Thanks for commiserating with me about busy at work!;-)

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  9. Nice finishes and I love the strawberry in the previous post! Scares me a bit though, you finish so nicely and easily (in your tutorials) that the berry gave you fits - not sure if I would even attempt...

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  10. Very sweet!!!! Love how you finished everything.

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  11. Love that tombstone angel! God I wish I had a LNS that I could just run out to! I can't wait to see your current WIP. I'm glad you're getting some quality stitching time for yourself even if you did have to make an appearance at the lab.

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  12. Gorgeous! I may have to keep an eye out the next time I visit the LNS. Love both pieces!!

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  13. They are gorgeous!

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  14. These are great pieces! I might have to look those up for myself. (Though I really shouldn't because I've been bad bad bad lately with the shopping.)

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  15. Vonna they are beautiful

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  16. Oh My!!!! They are both adorable!!
    Love them Vonna!

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  17. Beeutiful!! You did a great job on both :)
    You cracked me up with your comment you left on Gasper :)
    Have a most lovely week!!
    Hugs :)

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  18. WOW Vonna! You're a regular whirlwind of finishes. Beautiful job as usual.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Love your finishes. I'm glad you had a relaxing stitching weekend. Can't wait to see what else you accomplished.

    Thanks for sharing

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  20. Well Vonna,

    As usual your stitching and finishing skills have resulted in two wonderful treasures to add to your collection.

    The little hornbook and the tombstone are utterly charming and set off the simple ABC's of the one design, and the elegant stitching of the letter "V" of the other to perfection.

    You make a great Ambassador of Stitching for showcasing the designs that you stitch to their very best advantage.

    There's some wonderful stuff come out of the St. Charles Market this
    past week and it's hard to resist any of it.

    Wonder what you're working on now??

    Glad you're having a fabulous stitching and finishing weekend. And by the way....love your new craft room!!

    Cheers!

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  21. Those are both super finishes. You didn't waste any time whipping those up!

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  22. Ooooh, I love 'em! Great job, Vonna!

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  23. Very beautiful! They turned out amazing.

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  24. Great job! I have both of these to do. I really need to just do it! Thanks for sharing!

    Carol :)

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  25. OH, Vonna, I bet you are stitching Sampler Roundy! I love it! And have ordered mine. You are so lucky that you can walk into a shop and purchase these cute things.

    Darling smalls! That Tombstone is cute and love the tassle you chose....happy needling! :)
    pam

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  26. Ahh - so you did get some numb butt time!!! What lovely things you produced. Beautiful work girl!

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  27. Vonna, how do you attach your stitched pieces to the wood? Glue? What kind? Perhaps you could give us some written instructions?

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  28. Gorgeous!

    The cording and tassel are fantastic! I can't believe you made them!

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  29. Gorgeous finishes!

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  30. What darling little finishes!

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  31. Why yes, they are just precious!

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  32. They turned out beautiful Vonna! i had the angel hornbook in my hand but i didn't get it, yet. LOL I do however have the other one as well. :)
    I think you might be working on Jenny Beans Xmas Ornie???? i did buy that one!

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  33. Yes, they are so adorable! Great job. :)

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  34. Whoa girlfriend, your are speedy gonzales! I just got my hornbook in the mail today! Love how both of your pieces came out!

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  35. Love these little beauties Vonna! Your finishing is always so wonderfu - I loved the angel too but seeing the little hornbook makes me wish for that one as well. Can't wait to see what your stitching now? Melody

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  36. You have lovely finishes! I just saw the BBD strawberry - awesome finish! And your room - beautiful and positioned in the right spot of the house so you can multi-task.

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  37. Love, love, love your new finishes. Just fabulous! And perfectly finished as always. :)

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  38. Very cute...I need to get back into x-stitching..I have so many things going...it's hard to find time. I fell in love with x-stitch so many years ago and boy have the patterns improved....very cute little pretties!

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  39. Vonna they are realy beautiful. I love the tombstone angel !!

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  40. These are both lovely Vonna, I especially like the miniature hornbook. Looks like I may have to update my wish list! :o)

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  41. What a magnificent embroidery!
    Bravo to you
    Best regards marylin

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  42. Vonna these are so gorgeous, and if they were mine I wouldn't stop looking at them either! You have done a gorgeous job as you always do!

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  43. Nice, nice, nice! What a great little set! Glad you found a little stitching time in the midst of your busy weekend.

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  44. Oh, Vonna, I LOVE your little finishes. I had seen the angel but not the other one and now I think I have to have both of them!

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  45. Great finishes Vonna! You're in energizer bunny mode with your stitching and finishing!! Love the cording and tassel. Good job, as always

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  46. Vonna, you have been busy !! These finishes are adorable...

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  47. They're gorgeous Vonna, congratulations

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