Sunday, January 29, 2012

Evan Cheryl...

Hello sweet friends and blogging buddies!
In December my brother added to his family with a sweet baby girl. She was named Evan Cheryl and today I finished up the stitching and finishing of her baby sampler. May I present my new niece's baby sampler stitched for her with love by Aunt Vonnie:





"Baby Line Up"
Designed by: The Trilogy
Copyright 2010
Stitched with: Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and Week's Dye Works as charted
Stitched on: 32 count Vintage Light Examplar
Finished as a Wall Hanging


I just love...
how sweetly it turned out, and I hope that Evan's Mommy and Daddy love it. Congratulations to my brother Jeremy and my sister-in-law Ryan!

I've got...
two more days left in January to stitch one more ornament (I'm shooting for four this month). I've already finished the stitching on #3, I have #4 kitted up and if I get him knocked out by Tuesday, I just have to finish-finish them into final ornament form. So wish me luck!

We've had...
a very mild winter here in good 'ol Bloomington, Indiana. I sort of miss the snow, as we sure haven't had much. This morning on our way to Bible Study, I commented to Keith that it sure looked like Spring. I know we're not out of the woods yet as far as winter weather goes, but it is supposed to be 57 balmy degrees here this week. I guess I'll be able to do my walking with out freezing my hind-end off.

I suppose...
that does it for me for today my friends. May you all stitch in good health and happiness and until next time, I'll be keeping my hands at work while my heart is with God.

Hugs and love,
Vonna


65 comments:

  1. What a cute sampler! Wonderful job!

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  2. Very cute baby sampler Vonna! Congrats on the new niece.

    We haven't had much in the way of snow around here either. That's fine by me though.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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  3. Congratulations to your brother and his family, and I'm sure they'll love it! It's gorgeous!
    Congratulations to you too Auntie Von!
    Good luck with finishing your ornament! :)

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  4. Wonderful gift! A gift I am sure both parents and niece will love and appreciate for a lifetime!

    Very mild winter (so far) in Tennessee. Hope Mother Nature is not planning a late surprise for us!

    Your finishing is awesome!

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  5. What a sweet finish! Congrats to your family!!

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  6. Congratulations to the new addition to your family~ This is such a wonderful gift for your brother's family~~~
    My sister just had her baby yesterday, too~ I'm so excited to be a new aunt!!!

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  7. Such a sweet finish for the new addition to the family... Congrats~~~ I know you will end up meeting your goal Vonna....Take care, Faye

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  8. Great finish for the new baby. - It's just darling ;)

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  9. Vonna, love the finish for Evan. I know you will be able to finish your 4th ornament by the end of Tuesday.

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  10. What an adorable piece for your new niece! I love it -- and congrats to the parents and the aunt and uncle! I'll be rooting you on on meeting your ornie goal. You can do it! As for snow -- we've had one nice snow recently. That's plenty for me. lolol!

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  11. That is such a cute design you stitched. Absolutely adorable! Congrats to your family's new addition. :)

    Jen

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  12. What an adorable baby smapler, very cute and I'm sure little Evan's parents will love it. Best of luck with your last ornament for the month.

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  13. The announcement is darling! I'm sure your brother and SIL will love it. :D

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  14. Awww... that so sweet. I'm sure you'll get your ornaments done.

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  15. How adorable! Fantastic job, Vonna.

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  16. A wonderful finish Vonna, such a pretty design. I have this one kitted and ready to start for my little niece born mid 2011.

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  17. Darling finish!!!

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  18. Beautiful finish, Vonna! The proud, new parents will love it. We just got some snow today, it's been mild here in Michigan, too!

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  19. A sweet sampler for a sweet baby girl stitched by a sweet Auntie!!

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  20. Sweet sampler...I'm sure they will love it!

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  21. Darling Sampler for a sweet baby girl, stitched with love by her Auntie! Super finish (You are always coming up with great finishs.) Vonna, don't forget that after the January 'thaw' is the back to winter February. But...maybe you will escape the bitter cold & snow. Congrats on the addition to your brother's family!

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  22. That is such a pretty little sampler. Nicely finished. Good job Aunt Vonna!

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  23. Beautiful finish on Evan's sampler! One of my granddaughter's is named Owen, her mother's family has a tradition of male names for girls...does Evan's mother's family have the same tradition?

    Good luck on finishing that 4th ornie for January!

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    1. Hi Nancy!
      Yes, I believe there is a tradition, Evan's Mommy is Ryan and her mother is Scottie. I don't know what her grandmother's name is, but I'm guessing it is also male :)

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  24. What a sweet little sampler. Your colors are beautiful. Hope Evan lives close to you.

    Bobbi

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  25. A beautiful finish Vonna! I love the idea of using this for a baby sampler!

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  26. Oh, Vonna!--How sweet it is! I love the precious carriage. :D

    It has been a warm weather here as well; and not much snow (save our freak storm in October).

    You keep up with doing outside walking? I am always saying I will start, buuuuut... It would be fun if I lived nearby you and we could form a walking club--do you think a lot of stitchers would join? Unfortunately, it is easier to find stitching buddies than it is exercise ones online. ;)

    Looking forward to those final ornaments! You already have one stitched? I am definitely excited to see what it is.

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  27. How adorable the baby sampler is, Vonna! Congratulations on such a cute finish AND on becoming an aunt again--there is nothing like a new, innocent baby, is there?

    And you go girl on the ornaments!! Wow--four is amazing; can't wait to see them in all their glory :)

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  28. Congrats, Vonna, on your new baby niece. The baby sampler is so sweet, I love the way you finished it.
    We are having a mild winter here in CT too, which is fine since we had overload last year!
    Enjoy your week!

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  29. I just love your baby sampler. Your finishing is wonderful, as always! Congrats on being a new Auntie.

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  30. Love the colors. You did a great job.

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  31. Congratulation on your new niece! The sampler is gorgeous as well as your finishing! Your work is always an inspiration!

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  32. oh very beautiful stitching !
    have a godd day

    marylin de FRANCE

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  33. Congrats on the birth of your niece. The sampler is gorgeous. I'm sure your brother and his wife will be thrilled.

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  34. Congratulations Auntie Vonna. The sampler is just lovely, I'm sure they will treasure it

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  35. congratulations on the birth of your niece..
    the sampler is very sweet..
    hugs cucki xx

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  36. That is so sweet Vonna. I've never seen this one before. Beautifully stitched and beautifully finished. What a blessed to have a new child in the family. TFS. :) Cathryn

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  37. What a sweet sampler for the baby's family! Beautifully finished, too! Now that's a way to get a start on the ornament tree! Blast off...

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  38. Sweet sampler and I love how you've finished it!!!!

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  39. Lovely finish! I love how you finished the wall hanging! Precious. Congrats on becoming an auntie.

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  40. What a sweet stitch and finish!! It will be something little Evan will love when she gets older, as much as her parents will right now!

    Tricia

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  41. What an adorable baby sampler! I am sure the new parents are going to love it!

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  42. That is so sweet Vonna! I love how you've finished it.

    It's been mild here too compared with the last two winters we've had. I long for some snow and good, hard frosts!

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  43. Awesome finish, Vonna...I just love to see the many ways to choose to finish your pieces...it is always so inventive and lovely!

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  44. Congratulations to your brother and sister-in-law. What a wonderful sampler! Love the colors in that one.

    Cheering you on for another ornament finish! You go girl:))

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  45. What a cute baby sampler, Vonna! Did you mount it on some kind of fabric-covered board? Mat board? Very clever, whatever it is. :)

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  46. ohhhh it looks lovely and a wonderful finish of it too ... and it has been very mild over at the mouse house but they say that's about to change ? good luck with getting another ornament done on time :) love mouse xxxx

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  47. Vonna - your piece is so sweet and such a wonderful finish. You always have the best ways of finishing off a piece. I'm in awe!!

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  48. Such a cute sampler and what a neat finish. I'm curious. What is the green polka-dotted part? Is it a scrap book cover? Just curious. You finished it up so nicely.
    Pat

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  49. What a cute birth sampler!

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  50. What a sweet gift for the new little one! Isn't she just the luckiest girl in the world to have Auntie Vonna to stitch for her?! Holy Moley - four ornaments this month! As Darth Vador said, "Impressive, most impressive!" :)

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  51. Congratulations on the arrival of your niece!

    It's definitely spring here. PIne pollen and green buds everywhere.

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  52. Very pretty sampler, and congratulations on the new baby in the family.

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  53. Cute finish - they are going to love it! I look forward to seeing more of your ornament finishes!

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  54. Hi there Vonna,
    Congratulations dear. You are the winner of my Kindred Spirit giveaway.
    Please send me an email and I will get this set up for you.
    Blessings.

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  55. Nicely done. We are having a mild winter as well, don't miss the snow one bit, although the rain could let up a bit.

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  56. What a lovely baby sampler. I love following your blog, you are such an inspiration.

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  57. Very pretty and I love the way it turned out. Surely your brother and sister-in-law will love it too.

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  58. What a sweet gift for a sweet little person. I'm sure your brother and SIL will love it and proudly display it. There's nothing better than a handmade gift made with love!

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  59. Super Sweet! What a lucky girl to have an Aunt Vonnie!

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  60. I'll bet your brother and SIL were thrilled with your sweet gift. I ordered this chart specifically to stitch for the girl next door whose expecting this month. It was a little late in arriving so I don't expect I'll have it stitched for a while yet.

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  61. congrats on your finish its just gorgeous. So cute and sweet!

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  62. What an adorable finish! Congratulations to the parents and to you for becoming an Auntie.

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