Monday, April 18, 2011


Happy Monday to all my dear friends and readers!
I have a finish to share with you, this cutie will also be going to Love Quilts for Mr. Andrew . Last post I shared with you, "Boys and Bugs" also for Andrew's quilt...this will be a nice accompaniment I hope.
CCN_Lemonade Stand

"Lemonade Stand"
Designed by: Country Cottage Needleworks ~ Nikki Leeman
Design found in: Hoffman's 2009 Summer Showcase Collaboration Pack
Copyright 2009
Stitched with DMC on 14 ct. Aida

I finished the last stitch last night and I have a new project loaded up and rarin' to go! You'll have to wait to see what it is one that I've been wanting to do for myself for a loooooong time....

This weekend...
Katie celebrated the culmination of Indiana University's 2011 Young Winds Program (she celebrated because for the last 4 months she's had to get out of bed at 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings). The culmination included a concert of the beginning, advanced and combination bands, including sectional performances. The amount of music that they learned during these four short months was astounding. Katie and two others were featured in a clarinet sectional called "Gaga Wars" which was a piece that combined the theme from "Star Wars" and also Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" Sounds weird, but honestly it was really great. Anyway here's a snap of Katie, her clarinet instructor - Yugi and Katie's other advanced clarinetist (sorry I don't know her name). Anyway these three carried the clarinet section playing first and second clarinet parts alone. Katie played fabulously! Yay Kate! (which considering how much $$$ we've spent on private lessons....that's a good thing!)

Katie and Yugi

Katie, Yugi and other advanced clarinetist
IU Young Winds
April 16, 2011

That's all I got today folks...
if I don't post prior to the end of a week...may you have a wonderful Holy Week and a Glorious Easter Sunday!

Hugs and Love,


  1. Congrats to Katie - She looks beautiful ;)

    You always make such good choices for the quilts - Another charming pattern that I am sure will be greatly appreciated !!!!

  2. Congratulations to Katie!

    Love the square...for whatever reason I have long put my stitching project on the back burner. I think I should have picked out a smaller project to get myself back into it. ☺

    And a Glorious Easter Sunday to you and yours!

  3. Congratulations to Katie! She is turning into one very beautiful young lady! What a blessing to be accomplished as well.

    Your new quilt square is very nice indeed. I look forward to seeing what comes next.

  4. Vonna, I always read your Blog (and have for years) but don't always post (too lazy...LOL)
    Anyway..I have to post and say your daughter Katie is turning into a gorgeous young lady!! She's just beautiful!!! And from your other posts...talented and smart! Way to go Katie!!!
    Have a Blessed Easter.

  5. First of all, blessings to you and yours during this Holy week. Second, what a proud Mom you are and rightly so! Applause to you, Katie!!! Third, you are so right about a lemonade stand being iconic kids being kids. what a wonderful addition to Andrew's quilt. Congratulations, Vonna! Well-done! :) Cathryn

  6. Very cute piece for the quilt..and congrats to Miss Katie for a job well done..

  7. Congratulations, Katie. Band is such a wonderful activity to be involved. Both my sons are in the band (Patrick in the HS and Nicholas in the 6th grade).

    Hope you are well.

  8. Congrats to Katie. Lemonade is very cute and I amsure that it will look wonderful on the quilt.

  9. Vonna, what a wonderful square for Mr. Andrew's quilt. I love it. Congratulations to Katie. I hope you and your family have a Blessed Easter.

  10. Congratulations to Katie!

    Wonderful square--you go girl!

    Have a blessed Easter week!

  11. Beautiful finish:) Congratulations to Katie, that's a very big accomplishment. Happy Easter to your and yours.

  12. Oh, Congratulations Katie! She is so beautiful, Vonna.

    I love love love "Lemonade Stand," and your signature is adorable :) It is going to look fabulous along with Boys and Bugs...Andrew is going to be so pleased.

    Hugs and kisses, and sending thoughts for Holy week and a most blessed Easter.

  13. Congrats to Katie - and warm hugs to the proud Mama!!!!

  14. Congrats to Katie and her friend on their achievements!! Your daughter is a lovely young lady and you must be soooo proud Vonna!
    May her success continue.

    Lemondade Stand is another perfect choice for Andrew's quilt. It's really going to be wonderful when it's complete. My hat's off to you and all the other stitchers who contribute to such a great cause.

    May you and your family have a blessed Easter and Holy week.

  15. Congratulations to your daughter. Lovely finish for the quilt. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  16. Vonna- you must be so proud. How wonderful - Katie is so lovely.

    Lemonade - CUTE!! Wishing summer would get here now.


  17. Vonna, great square. So kind of you to give of yourself and share your love of needlework!!! AND Kate, my how she has grown up and looks gorgeous! I am sure your buttons are bursting with pride at her accomplishments!

    Blessings to you at this Easter season and enjoy this wonderful time of renewing with your family! We miss you when you don't post often but life gets in the way.

    Happy Spring! pam from iowa

  18. What a cute piece. I just finished one for "Girls Being Girls" so we've got the sexes covered between us!

    Congrats to Katie. She certainly looks radiant!

  19. Congratulations to Katie! She is certainly growing up to be a beautiful girl!

    Love the 'Lemonade' square! It is so cute.

    You have a wonderful and blessed Easter too!

  20. What a lovely piece for Andrew's quilt you made! And Katie -- congratulations to her! These intensive music programs are always amazing as to what they can cram in in a short amount of time. And the experience is priceless! Yay for Katie!

  21. Love your quilt square choices. Andrew will love it! And Katie - well, aren't kids and music a wonderful combination?! Hope you weren't wearing buttons at the concert, or you may have embarrassed yourself when they all popped!

  22. Another awesome square for Andrew! What a great quilt these wonderful squares are going to make for him.

    Your daughter is so very pretty (looks a ton like you) and talented to boot! Congratulations to her!

  23. Lemonade Stand is adorable! And kudos for Katie. What a beautiful young lady she is.

  24. Cute square!
    Katie is such a lovely young lady, you must be a proud mommy

  25. Lovely finish Vonna. Excellent choice. Well done to Katie. x

  26. Congratulations to Katie. All the hard work is paying off. Happy Easter to you and your family this weekend.

  27. Katie has grown into a lovely young lady! Congrats to her (and Mom).

  28. Cute finish Vonna!

    Congrats to your daughter! She's beautiful! You have much to be proud of!

  29. Your square looks great, Vonna!!! It is kinda ironic that I stumbled across your post today, as I have been thinking about "Love Quilts" and maybe using my love of stitching to help other people, or to put a smile on someone else's face. So, thank you!! made my day without knowing it!! LOL
    Have a Blessed Easter!!

  30. Katie is a beauty and obviously very talented!

    Your block will be a wonderful addition to the quilt!

  31. Vonna, I read your blog all the time, but don't always have time to post a comment. I wanted to say that you have such a huge heart and that your giving spirit is such a pleasure to see. It is so sweet of you to take the time to do the second square for Andrew so that he could get his quilt.

    Congrats to your daughter! It's great that she has such a strong interest in music and has stuck with it. :)

  32. Cute finish! Congrats to Katie! That's a huge accomplishment! (wow, that's a lot of exclamation points!!!)

  33. Congratulations to Katie!!!!! Sounds like a wonderful event!!!!!

    Your stitched square is adorable!!!! Can't wait to see what you will stitch next!!!!

  34. congrats on the finish! very cute!

    A big congrats and WOOHOO to Katie! that is awesome! I remember how fun band was (played the flute first chair and clarinet as well), so you go girl! Look at how grown up Katie is and absolutely beautiful young lady! :0)

  35. It's been so much fun to watch Katie grow into such a lovely young lady--please tell her congratulations!

    Your square for Andrew is darling, Vonna... Hope you and your family enjoy a blessed Easter weekend.

  36. What a very cute quilt square:)

    Congratulations to Katie!

  37. Lemonade is darling. I know Andrew will like it.

    Katie did great - congratulations to her and you for being an outstanding parent!

  38. It's really cute Vonna and so perfect for kids. Congrats on Katie's achievements. I hope all the Pfeiffers have a great Easter weekend and the Easter Bunny makes a nice visit at Haus Pfeiffer :).

  39. Congrats to Katie. What a smart and talented young lady!

    Love your square for Mr Andrew. It was so generous of you to stitch an extra square for his quilt. I think a big 'well done' is in order for you and the other stitchers who contribute to these wonderful quilts.

  40. Wow, I've missed quite a lot of happenings :(
    The quilts look reeaaallly beautiful. You must feel so happy and content contributing to such a great cause
    Congrats to Katie (and to you too) on all her wins :)

  41. Very cute block you have stitched for the quilt.

    Congratulations to Katie!

    I hope that you and your family have a blessed Easter.

  42. Kudos to Katie - she's looking so grown up now and very pretty, I might add!
    Great finish - it must says Smile!

  43. What a cute finish, Vonna!

    Congratulations to Katie! That's a wonderful accomplishment!


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