Monday, February 07, 2011

Good Monday Morning...

Happy Monday....
if I repeat it enough times will I feel happy about Mondays? ;)

A very kind...
thank you to all of you who left me sweet words and comments about my Family Sampler finish and also about my sweet babes. You will never know how much fun I have reading all your comments and how much joy you bring to my life. Thank you! :)

My new start....
well people,  I forgot when I was all drunk on my own happiness for finishing the Family Sampler that I had made a commitment that was closing in f-a-s-t...and that was to stitch for this sweet little boy Steven K.  so the new start I envisioned didn't happen (more on that later...). Instead, I kept my promise and pulled my things and got to work on Steven's block for his Love Quilt. F-I-N-A-L-L-Y  I got it done (blasted color changes...) yesterday afternoon. My family laughed aloud when I shouted on Friday night that if I didn't get this done I was going to tear my hair out! It was really a very moving moment....think about Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind...when she's standing in that rotted field and holds up those pitiful carrots and shakes her hand at the sky and says "As God as my witness, I will never be hungry again..."  Well envision me in my ratty night gown, my hair wet from my shower and plastered to the sides of my head, shaking my fist and saying..."I'm going to tear my hair out if I don't get these stinking dolphins done..." Well, thankfully sanity prevailed....

Dolphins Square for Love Quilts

"Dolphins for Steven K."
taken from a Dimensions kit
What about that new start?....
WELL the one I envisioned (and have dreamed about for nights) was started last night! Whoo hoo! It should be a quickie...so hopefully soon you'll get to see what all the hoopla in my head is all about ;) or if you are like most, you care not. Either way...it's all good. :)

Today...
my hubby dearest is at home on FMLA, I'm having a little procedure done on this Monday and the next three Mondays in February, and he's vowed to help me in sickness and in health, you know. So fingers crossed it won't be a big deal for him - for me it remains to be seen. But my fingers are crossed, please cross yours too? Thank you :)

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my hands to work (on my new start!) and my heart to God, just like always.
Hugs and love,
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77 comments:

  1. So glad you finished your Dolphins. Very nice.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your procedure. Hope everything goes OK.

    Take care.

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  2. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  3. I'm glad you finished the dolphins and didn't have to tear out any of your lovely hair!

    Best wishes for a speedy recover for you!

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  4. Your dolphing are fabulous, I'm sure Steven will love them. Prayers being said that all goes well for you.

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  5. Your dolphin square is beautiful. I just jumped over to Love Quilts and read about Steven, and I know he is going to love your design. God bless you for doing these squares for others. I'll keep you and your family in prayer regarding your procedures.

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  6. Hi Vonna, the dolphins look great. I shall keep you and your family in prayers for the next few weeks.
    I wish you God speed with your recovery.
    H x

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  7. Your dolphins are gorgeous. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.

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  8. The dolphins are gorgeous Vonna, and you're going to make a little boy very happy!

    Hope things go good for you.

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  9. Petra Schwarz11:32 AM

    Sorry to hear you have a procedure coming up...i'm sure all will be OK. I've emailed you, did you get it? I hope I got the email address right? That sampler is perfect for your family!
    Petra

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  10. LOL I am glad to know that all of your hair is in tact! Sending good thoughts & well wishes!!

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  11. The dolphins are beautiful, so good of you to stitch for others in need. Prayers coming your way that your procedure goes well and complete health is restored!

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  12. Great Finish. I bet your hubby will do a great job helping you out. Sometimes they can really shock us and be good helpers when they have to be. Hope all goes well!!!!

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  13. Vonna, I love your dolphins! They turned out very nice. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully things will go ok for you. Hope your DH does good too;)

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  14. love your finish for Steven K. Vonna. What a wonderful way to use your talents in bringing happiness to that sweet young boy! thoughts and prayers with you while you have your procedure done.xo

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  15. Cute dolphins for Steven! Hope all goes well with your procedure(s). *hugs*

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  16. Anonymous1:03 PM

    Hi Von,
    I love the dolphins, it reminded me of Steven and his mother swimming side-by-side do things together. What a wonderful mother she is to him - just as you are wonderful to your children. Thinking and praying for you, hope all goes well.
    Love, Mom

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  17. You are in my prayers. I love the dolphins finish.

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  18. Vonna love your dolphins.
    Wishing you all the best with the procedures.

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  19. Glad you got the dolphins done and what a great thing to contribute to!

    Good luck on your procedures. Sending a prayer for good results and a speedy recover, whatever it may be.

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  20. What little boy wouldn't love those dolphins?? We'll be keeping you in our prayers-

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  21. Praying that everything goes well for you.

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  22. Dolphins are wonderful!

    Here is sending many prayers your way that all goes well over the next few weeks.

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  23. Nice finish, Vonna!

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for the procedure. Take it easy and let the family manage. I know it's hard to let others do what you are used to doing! Hang in there. xoxxo

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  24. Best wishes on a smooth-sailing recovery, Vonna! Beautifully done dolphins! Porpoises? Can't wait to see what you're working on next.

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  25. The dolphins are so beautiful.
    Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you dear Vonna
    Take care!!

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  26. Lovely dolphins.
    I am sending healing thoughts across the ocean to speed you on your recovery!

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  27. It was all worth it...the dolphins are delicious!!!!
    I will pray that all goes well for you with your procedure.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  28. Vonna, Keeping you in prayer. hugs, Cathryn

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  29. Beautiful dolphins ! Hope all goes well for you.

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  30. Love the dolphins Vonna .. perfect for Steven!

    Hope all goes well with your procedure.

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  31. The dolphins are great, I'm glad you didn't have to tear your hair out!
    Hope your procedure goes smoothly

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  32. I am hoping and praying that your precedure is painless and successful. That you feel wonderful afterwards and are able to stitch your little heart out. A swift recovery to full health.

    Healing thoughts and prayers are on their way.

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  33. A speedy recovery from your procedure this Monday and the following one also.

    great finish!

    Happy Start!

    Happy Stitching!

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  34. That is a great finish for the dolphins. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  35. beautiful dophins and so glad that you aren't hairlesss (it's too cold for that!).

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  36. Take care for the next couple of weeks, in my thoughts, and all the best. You could always stich hubby to your side. Lovely stitching :D
    LiBBiE in Oz

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  37. I'm ROFLOL at the image of you standing their like Scarlett O'Hara. Have we not all come across a project that just challenges us to the point where we just have to get it done?

    It looks fabulous and I know that Steve will love them.

    And my fingers are crossed for you, and my prayers following you.

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  38. The dolfins are very cute! I will keep you in my prayers. Hope the procedure goes well.

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  39. The dolphins are wonderful! Thoughts and prayers your way!

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  40. I will be thinking about you on Monday...my fingers crossed for hubby, and the dolphins are really nice and you did not have to tear out your lovely hair!

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  41. Congrats on the finish - I know it will be much appreciated.

    Sending lots of healing prayers your way and a wish for a speedy recovery.

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  42. Ahhhhh....... The suspense is killing me. ;-)
    I can't wait to see what you will start next.
    Will be praying for you (and your hubby).
    ((((Hug))))

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  43. Ahhh Vonna I love your Love Quilts finish. It is just another reminder that I need to get my finger out. Praying you peace for the medical procedures ahead. xx

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  44. Love the finish! Very nice! I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful procedure. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

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  45. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.
    I love your stitching stories and your beautiful work.
    Take care !!

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  46. Your dolphins look great. I'm sure the child will love it on his quilt.

    I'll keep you in my thought and send prayers your way.

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  47. Hi Vonna..... I love following your blog.... it is such fun and your work is beautiful....

    fingers are crossed!!!

    I was wondering about your signature on the dolphin picture... I notice it is quite tiny.....

    I have been looking for a small alphabet for my signature and was wondering where you found the one you use.....

    take care and be well, Claire

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  48. Hi Vonna,
    Those dolphins are beautiful - love their movement. Take good care of YOU.
    Tanya

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  49. I hope the procedure goes well for you, Vonna. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. {{{hugs}}}

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  50. Love the dolpins!
    I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

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  51. I'm sure Steven will love his dolphin stitching, Vonna. I think we've all been ready to tear our hair out over certain projects :)

    Wishing you luck in your procedures--nice to had your husband there for comfort and help... Take care now....

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  52. God Bless You Vonna, I will keep you and your dear family in my daily prayers.

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  53. The quilt is aptly named. I think Steven is sure to LOVE your contribution!!

    Adding my prayers to the many others being said on your behalf. Hope all goes well for you.

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  54. Best wishes for your upcoming procedure - prayers to you and your family

    Congrats on finishing the dolphins - They look wonderful :)

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  55. Cool finish - good luck with your procedure - praying for you. :)

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  56. Love your dolphins. I authorised your membership to Needlecraft Haven.

    I'll be thinking of you on Mondays - take care x

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  57. Your dolphins look lovely!
    Good luck with your op - best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

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  58. Will be keeping you and your family in my prayers that all goes well. Can't wait to see what you are stitching now!

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  59. The Dolphins came out beautiful. I hope you are ok and glad your hubby can be with you.

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  60. Hee hee, pitiful carrots! I know the sentiment though.

    Your dolphins are so beautiful, what a cheering thing for Steven to look at.

    Of course I want to see what the new start was all about and it is very teasing of you to be quiet about it.

    Good luck on your procedure, I'll be thinking of you.
    (Not exactly the way to start loving Mondays though)

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  61. Your dolphins turned out great!!!! Praying that all goes well for your procedures!!!

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  62. Keeping you in my thoughts dear Vonna. I hope everything goes well and you have a quick recovery.

    The dolphins look fantastic.

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  63. Good job on those dolphins; keeping you in prayers. :)

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  64. Vonna,

    Keeping you close to my heart and in my prayers...

    Michelle

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  65. Your dolphins are beautiful! Hoping all goes well for you!

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  66. Love your dolphins, worth it in the end! Best wishes to you for Monday, take care of yourself too.

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  67. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and will keep your in my thoughts and prayers. The dolphins are great.

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  68. Love the dolphins! Sending thoughts and prayers your way for Monday...

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  69. Cute dolphins!!

    Adding you to my prayer list.

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  70. Hope you are ok! Hang in there and I know your family will help you out!

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  71. Take care Vonna, best wishes that all goes well for you!

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  72. The dolphins are lovely. I hope all goes well with your procedures. Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  73. A lovely finish on the dolphins! Fingers crossed and all the best to you!

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  74. That's a perfect block for a boy!

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  75. Well done on your block Vonna! Out there is a little boy whose going to love those dolphins!
    I hope your procedure went well and you are recovering well. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  76. Cute dolphins, I could see where you'd want to get them done though. I saw your LHN 2nd ornmie finish and it's just perfect as always! Nice the DH will take time off to help you out. Hoping things go well!

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  77. So glad you managed to get the dolphins finish, well done.
    Looking forward to seeing your new start.
    Hope your procedure goes well, sending good wishes your way.

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