Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 26...

~ Greetings and Warmest Wishes ~
on this day after the Merry festivities...

It is my most sincere wish that each of you had a...
Pineberry Lane 2

On December 21...
I was going through all my stash and reorganizing it from my year of stitching and finishing....
It was a mess down in the old finishing and stash cave. My goodness!

Pineberry Lane

of course I was dreaming...because I never am far away from that reality!
 What was I dreaming about?
Well what my plans and stitching goals that I'd like to accomplish in the New Year. 
I didn't get too far in my personal stitching this year.
Between finishing for clients and model stitching and finishing and working outside the home and all the other 1001 things that compete for my time...
I didn't have such a successful year in stitching. In was a little lean.
One goal is to make time and stitch for me.
I'm my biggest fan....
I deserve some of my creations in my house!

with my mind made up, I pulled out this pattern that I had been hoarding...(I've mentioned I'm a hoarder) well...I am!

"Bringing Home the Tree"
Pineberry Lane

Stitched on 32 ct. raw linen using DMC as called for in pattern

Pineberry Lane_Bringing Home the Tree

I adore it....
and finally after sitting on it for years and admiring everyone else's finished forests...
it is mine. 
It was quick...just really about 10 hours and it was done!


Pinberry Lane Bringing Home the Tree

This one....
shall be framed in a black frame I'm thinking with just a touch or tarnished gold bead around the inside is what I'm envisioning. I hope my LNS has something perfect!
I'm sure they will...

Until next time my dear friends....
I am going to be dreaming...
and keeping my hands to work and my heart to God.... just like always.
As I try to be the change, I want to see in this world.
Treating my neighbor as myself...
To thine own self be true...
I am blessed!
and you are too...

Love in stitches,
Vonna xxxx


  1. This is such great start of your personal stitching, Vonna. More to come in the new year :))

  2. A beautiful finish Vonna! Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016! Xx

  3. Beautiful finish dear friend
    Have a happy weekend x

  4. Loved what you stitched looks wonderful.
    I must say I am a stitching Hoarder too.
    Happy Holidays.

  5. Happy day after! Great finish. I think a rustic black frame would look great. I too am going to try and do more stitching this coming year. I have way too many starts in my basket, I had startitis this year for some reason. I am a hoarder as well. My stitching has been almost non-existent for several years now. I just tend to gravitate to my Kindle.

  6. Beautiful finish! It will be ready for Christmas 2016. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Nancy

  7. Beautiful stitch Vonna. I like your intention to stitch more for yourself in 2016. Maybe add to your gorgeous PS tree?
    Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas time.

  8. Thank you Vonna for the 25 days of Christmas and for all the beautiful finishes throughout the year. I took you advice and along with the Little house samoler,series I stitched 14 sampler motifs that I found here and there. I got the sampler swmeries completed but still have to make the "14" into ornaments. Thanks so much for all the inspiration throughout 20q5. And blessing on your own stitching in 2016!!

  9. happy new year Vonna. we could all use more time.

  10. Sweet! I am so anxious to stitch again. I must be good for another week and heal these shoulders and neck.

  11. What a fun piece to hunker down and stitch for yourself! I like that Santa is bringing home his tree. Have a relaxing weekend!

  12. A lovely Christmas finish,we are relaxing today listening to music and enjoying home baking:)
    I thoroughly enjoyed your 25 Days of Christmas ,Vonna,thank you and your felt tip for plastic snap frames is working brilliantly.


  13. What a great piece, very neat. Enjoy the rest of 2016 and we will all join you in stitching for the new year.

  14. Happy Day after Christmas! Very pretty finish. I pretty much love every single pattern Pineberry Lane has designed. :)

  15. Anonymous10:33 AM

    That looks like it will be a fun pattern to stitch up.

    Hope you find that stitching time. Sometimes I just don't know where all the "free" time goes.

  16. Beautiful design! If only there were more hours in the day to work on everything we wanted. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Have a Wonderful New Years.

  17. Merry Christmas!! Thank you for sharing your stitching, your kindness and family!! I too hope that 2016 will be a productive year in stitching. So much in my stash basket, drawer, tote bag and I even was gifted two more delightful patterns this Christmas! Happy 2016!

  18. Very pretty and easy. I wonder how you will finish it.

  19. What a cheerful little stitch that is! It will look pretty in the frame that you envision.

  20. I know the feeling about not having enough time to stitch for yourself. Sadly I only had one finish for me this year. Next year I will do better. I really like your Christmas week stitching project. Hopefully, I will have time to stitch one of the Little House Sampler Tree ornaments for me. I hope you have a happy, healthy new year.

  21. A lovely piece and I am sure you will find the perfect frame.

  22. Oh Vonna - you may be your biggest fan but I'm sure the rest of us are your very close second biggest fans!! Thank you so much for the 25 Days of Christmas (and the bonus of Day 26). I'm sure it can't be easy to share so much in such a short time and at such a busy time of the year - what a sweet gift you have given us.

    I love your new stitching project - beautiful, and your framing idea sounds perfect,

    Xo - Barb R.

  23. Love this one. Thank you for all the posts I have looked forward to them each day and learned so much. I will be doing some me stitching too once I finish two things for my grandkids.

  24. This is a darling stitch Vonna and will look so nice hanging in your home..... Like you, I hope to carve out more time for personal stitching but still tap into my creative outlet with finishing services for others.... Many blessings to you and yours in 2016....

    Carolina Stitcher

  25. Lovely piece! I am setting the goal of getting more pieces complete this year. Fewer starts than finishes for a change!

  26. Love it! Can't wait to see how you finish it!

  27. This turned out really cute!

  28. Beautiful finish. I am sure it will look amazing when framed. May you be get more stitching done for yourself in the New Year... I can definitely relate to this goal. :)

  29. Wow! That was quick! You go Girl! Glad you're taking some time for yourself. Besides, Stitchers work everything out when they're stitching. It's must a mental therapy. Glad you're giving yourself some of that. Lovely piece, BTW.

  30. Very cute finish! I am a stash hoarder I understand. LOL

  31. Vonna...Thank you so much for doing the 25 days of Christmas...I enjoyed them greatly!! I keep trying to BE THE CHANGE....seem to be falling short. Will not give up! You are an inspiration! Lisa K

  32. What a lovely finish!
    Hope your holidays are going great! Happy New Year to you!

  33. Oh I love this stitching - it looks so fresh and joyful.
    You did it in just 10 hours stitching? Thank you for letting me know this, I do have the chart in my stash too!


  34. I also hope that you get more personal stitching time in 2016! With a growing family... hard, I know! That Pineberry Lane piece is going to be so cute, in a black and gold frame! Look forward to seeing it! Hugs!

  35. You certainly deserve some "me" time! Enjoy stitching for you. Love what you started with and sincerely hoping you and yours had a very Merry Christmas.

  36. I love this one too! Love the finish -- so cute! Happy New Year!

  37. Vonna, thank you for the 25 days of Christmas, it has been a pleasure to read. A wonderful finish, hopefully the first of many this coming year.

    Happy 2016.

  38. Wishing you a Happy New Year with continued blessings!

  39. Thank you for all you share as it is so inspirational! Wishing you a wonderful New Year with your family!

  40. I just loved your 25 Days series, Vonna! Thanks so much for sharing your gifts, talents, and family life with all of us! I don't often get a chance to comment, but I always love to read your new entries! Have a blessed 2016!


  41. What a beautiful finish, Vonna--I've never seen that design before... I so enjoyed your 25 days--thank you so much for all the time you gave to make it a fun December for us :)

    Wishing you and your lovely family every happiness in 2016!

  42. Beautiful stitching! Congrats on the finish, you definitely deserve to make yourself something special :D


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