Sunday, July 10, 2011

Soar....

I spread my wings and flew....
around the block this afternoon when I slipped in the final stitches on my Mama's "Soar Sampler"! I'll let the pictures do the talking:

Soar Sampler 1

Soar Sampler 3

Soar Sampler 2


"Soar Sampler"
Designed by: With Thy Needle and Thread ~ Brenda Gervais
Stitched on: 30 ct. WDW Onyx
Stitched with DMC
I finished just in time....
for my summer trip to my Mama's house. I always try to go to her house and *deep* clean it every year to help her out. Sometime this week during my visit we'll go to her local frame shop and pick out a frame so that she can hang it soon on her walls. She's been following the eagles and Brenda's blog since February and I know she'll be thrilled :)

Today my boys....
left for their week long Boy Scout Summer Camp. Look at those faces:

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My boys...

The heat index...
is in the critical range here in good 'ol Indiana. It is supposed to be 110 degrees Monday and Tuesday. They've been given firm instructions to stay hydrated. Oh, they were so excited! Jake told me right before they left, "We're leaving as boys and coming home men!" LOL!

That's all folks...
until next time, I'll be keeping my "hands to work and heart to God" stitching something up to show you all!
HUGS and LOVE,
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66 comments:

  1. it turned out lovely. did you find it harder to stitch on such dark fabric?

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  2. Beautiful finish, Vonna! I am sure that your Mom will love it.

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  3. Oh, the boys look so ready to head to camp. I am sure they will have fun and I love the little comment about coming home as "men". Cute how they think! I hope you enjoy your week while they are gone too....girl time! Love "Soar" and I know your mom will be thrilled with it. Brenda's charts are so fun...I am about finsihed with Part 2 of the Mystery Sampler. pam in iowa

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  4. You have been on a roll with these finishes and the last two posts! The framed pieces look fantastic; I bet the "family" finish really is a beauty! And the "Soar" - what a great gift to take to your Mom. Enjoy the heat and the summer fun!

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  5. I love it! It looks great. I love the new pictures of the kids on the side. They sure have grown.

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  6. Your Soar Sampler is beautiful! I am sorry that I didn't get it now. I think I am going to have to find someone that would be willing to borrow, trade or sell. Have a great week without the boys.

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  7. Love the piece. The color really stands out on the linen she did it on.

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  8. Lovely finish Vonna. Your mum will be thrilled.
    Hope your boys have a lovely time out and about.

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  9. it's lovely, Vonna. Your mom will cherish it, I'm sure. And the boys will love scout camp. My youngest brother still has good memories of his summers at Philmont, and he's 45 now!

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  10. I hope your boys stay in Scouts. If so, make sure they get their eagle and hopefully a chance for Philmont. My son did both and has nver regretted it. His eagle helped him get a scholarship for college.
    Jackie

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  11. You've just gotta love the things kids say!!! Glad to hear they'll be staying hydrated. I'm gonna try not to go outside except for the few minutes required to water. It's supposed to be ninety seven here tomorrow, in real temps. I don't know what the heat index will be! Ahhhh, for the cooling rains of spring... Your boys look great. I hope they have a good time. And your SS is wonderful. Does your mom know it's coming?

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  12. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Fabulous finish and know your Mom is going to be thrilled with it!

    Hope the "men" has a good time at camp!

    Robin in Virginia

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  13. Your Soar turned out just beautiful!! I love that design... And, you will miss your boys this week, but take a little me time and enjoy the girls!! I know you guys will do something fun~~

    Hotter than you know what here in the Carolinas also...But, I can't complain since I whined so much about having a crazy snowy winter..hahaha...

    I know you will enjoy the time with your momma~~ Have a great week~ Faye

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  14. Soar is beautiful! The new family photos are amazing - how your children have grown, just since I started reading your blog! Enjoy making memories with them!

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  15. What a stunning finish! Absolutely gorgeous :)

    Hope your boys have the best time at camp :)

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  16. Your Soar Sampler is gorgeous! Your mother will love it! I hope the boys have a great time at camp and don't suffer too much in the heat. Ugh!

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  17. Gorgeous finish!!!! What a nice gift for your mom. Hope your guys have a great trip too. Stay cool :-).

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  18. So cute. I know your mom is going to love it.

    happy stitching on your next project....

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  19. It's beautiful! It's definitely on my to do list. Congrats! Your mom will love it.

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  20. Your "Soar" looks lovely. I sure your mom will enjoy it. It is nice to see the boys in uniform. Tell them to keep it up, my son was an Eagle Scout.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  21. Love all the new pictures of your family. You are a lovely clan.

    How fun for all the men to be off to scouting camp. What a great time they will have.

    Your 'Soar' sampler is beautiful - a wonderful gift for your mom.

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  22. The sampler is lovely on that fabric! Love the pics of family.

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  23. Great finish Vonna! Your mom is going to love it!

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  24. Wow~ This is a beautiful piece!!!! I know your mom will love it!!!!

    Hope your boys will have a great time at camp~~

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  25. Goodness! Camping in that heat? That experience certainly will make men of those boys. :D I'm sure the counselors will be sure everyone stays safe and hydrated, while you have fun with your Mom!

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  26. What a gorgeous finish! Congrats! After you are done with your moms house, you are more than welcome to come deep clean mine! LOL

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  27. A lovely finish Vonna. I'm sure your mum will be thrilled with it. Hope your boys have a great time at camp.

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  28. Fabulous! Love it
    Bisxxx

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  29. Vonna, I wish I were your mom. She is so lucky to have such a gifted, talented daughter and generous to boot. Love the pictures of your scouts. :) Take care and you too 'stay hydrated'. Cathryn

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  30. Your Soar sampler is gorgeous! What a nice remembrance of the eagles for your Mom. I'm sure she'll love it. I, too, watched the eagle cam and stitched the sampler. Mine recently came back from the framer's and I love it!

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  31. "Soar" is absolutely beautiful, Vonna!! Your mom is going to love it.

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  32. Beautiful finish! I am sure your mom will love it.

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  33. Love it! Beautiful!! Hope your boys have a great week.

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  34. Gorgeous finish Vonna! What a nice piece for your Mom:)))

    Hope all your boys have a great time on their week long adventure. I'm sure there will be many stories to tell you when they get back

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  35. Vonna, it is lovely and your Mom will love it. The boys look so happy to be going to camp. I hope they have a great time.

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  36. Gorgeous! That fabric is stunning!
    Have a lovely time with your Mama. I know that cleaning isn't the highest thing on my list of things to do, but I used to do something similar for my mom and I cherish the memories of being with her and talking up a storm while I did it.
    Try to keep cool.

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  37. I'm so looking forward to stitching Soar! I will admit to being an eagleholic and I'm still checking out the branch on a daily basis.

    I remember those scouting days well. I was a Webelos leader...not a great one but they needed someone. I even camped out a couple of times with them.

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  38. That is very pretty. Have never seen this pattern before, a very rare one.Your mom is definitely going to be thrilled. Do post a pic once framed

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  40. It's a beautiful finish! Congrats on it. I'm sure your Mom will LOVE it!!

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  41. A lovely finish, your mom will love it.
    Have fun!
    You sure got some handsome young fellows there

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  42. It looks fantatsic keep cool!!

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  43. Vonna: Your Soar Sampler is georgous, but my favorite picture on this posting is your Boys, I can see Eagle Scouts all the Way.
    Congratulations to your Men for being involved in the Best Orginzation in the world.

    Blessings
    Catherine
    diamondc

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  44. Love the colors on that fabric.

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  45. Soar is just beautiful Vonna - your momma is bound to be thrilled. The boys look rarin' and ready to go! :o)

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  46. Soar is gorgeous!! Your Mom will be thrilled with it I'm sure.
    I actually looked for my chart before I left on holiday but it's missing in action. I didn't have the time to find it before I left.

    Seeing your boys in their uniforms reminds me of when my boys were in Scouts. My oldest used to attend some of the Jamborees.

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  47. Have fun at your Mom's house. Your finish is beautiful. Hope your boys have fun at camp even in this "wonderful" weather. All mine work at Camp Crooked Creek. hopemitch@yahoo.com

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  48. Your mom is a lucky lady - it's looks fantastic!

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  49. Beautiful Work Vonna !!!!

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  50. LOL at that comment--'leaving as boys, coming home as men'. That is so cute! I hope they have a great time.

    Your mom is going to LOVE the Soar sampler! What a neat gift. YGG! Enjoy your week together.

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  51. Beautiful finish! I know your mom will love it! I am kicking myself for not purchasing this one!

    Hope your boys are surviving the heat this week! You'll have to let us know how manly they are when they come home! I know even with showers, a week at camp is enough to make them smell more manly!

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  52. Another beautiful finish. A new one for my wish list.

    Hope the guys have a great time at camp and you girls enjoy a little girl time.

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  53. Oh my but I just LOVE the sampler Soar that you stitched for your Mother. It is just gorgeous. (Another one for my growing list. LOL)

    Your boys are growing up. Love that going as boys, coming home as men. LOL

    Have a good trip and visit with your Mom. Oh and if you are still in a cleaning mode come on to New York and you can "deep clean", even lightly clean my house. LOL

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  54. Your mom is going to love that sampler! Hope your men have fun at Boy Scout camp! So nice of you to help your mom deep clean her house...two make the work go that much quicker!

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  55. Lovely work as always, Vonna. Love the Boy Scout pics. I am mother to and Eagle, and wife to an (older) Eagle. They should have a great time!

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  56. A lovely finish Vonna.

    I hope your boys have a fantastic time :)

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  57. Absolutely amazing - I love it, and I know your mom will treasure this gift.

    MEN! I love it!

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  58. Love the eagles! That dark fabric really sets this design off.

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    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

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  60. Hi Vonna.
    Love the Soar Sampler!! It is such a pretty one.

    Your boys are sure growing!

    Have fun at your Mom's place.

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  61. Hi, all is beautiful, I learning english and cross stitch too. I hope practice my english y your blog, blessing

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  62. Oh Vonna your finished Soar is amazing!!!! I can just imagine how pleased and overwhelmed your momma was to receive this beauty!! WOW!!!

    The boys looks ever so excited! Hope they stay safe, hydrated and happy. Enjoy your time with your mother! And yes, it is supposed to get even hotter next week, ugh!!!!!

    xoxo

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  63. Your Soar finish is beautiful. I'm sure your mom loved it.

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  64. Soar is gorgeous, congratulations

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  65. That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I bet your mom will love it!!! I'm sure the boys will have such a great time at camp!!!

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  66. Beautiful finish Vonna! I really need to get back to mine one of these days!

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