Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Patriotic Pocket Watch...

~Greetings and a warm welcome to all of you~

Today...
I finished a wee charmer that I wanted to share with you!

You remember...
last post I shared with you the sweet thread pack from 
Little House Needleworks and Classic Colorworks
entitled:
"Land of the Free"

Well...
I had an idea, and today, it came out just like I had pictured it in my mind!


"Land of the Free" Pocket Watch
Land of the Free Pocket Watch Necklace

I stitched this...
1 over 1 on 32 count Amber Linen
using, of course, the included overdyed cottons by Classic Colorworks.

Since I was only stitching the crock of flowers, I stitched the star on the crock in blue and also the bottom of the crock in blue. But you can't really see that, as the photo turned out too dark and plus it is tiny

Instead of putting it on a chain...
I just used a black satin ribbon. I am SOOOOO in love with it!

Patriotic Pocket Watch using Little House NeedleworksClassic Colorworks Land of the Free
Its all ready to go....
and in plenty of time to celebrate the 4th of July!

Also...
I have a small request for those of you that would like to do a small good deed. My friend, Jan, that I spoke about a couple of posts ago has received a few cards from some of my friends that read my blog. She has been so excited about receiving them. If anyone would be so inclined to send a card to Jan to brighten her day, that would lift her spirits so much. Letting her know people care, are thinking good thoughts and praying for her. If you'd be interested, please contact me.

Until next time...
I'll be plotting and planning my next project while,
I'm keeping my hands to work and my heart to God, trying to be the best me I can be and being kind to those around me. 
To thine own self be true, loving my neighbors as myself/

Love in stitches....
Vonna xxxx 

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Ornaments and Cookies...

~Greetings and Warm Welcome, Friends ~
I hope that this finds you all well, hale and hearty, stitching and creating :)

Recently...
I saw this on a Facebook post and fell in love. I bought it POST HASTE and thought I'd share it with you in case you haven't seen it yet:

"Land of the Free"



It is the newest Thread Pack and Chart from Classic Colorworks and Little House Needleworks.
You get the over-dye cottons and the chart all in a convenient package. 
I have a special finish in mind for mine and I'm hoping I can whip it out in no time!
You can get these through your Needlework shop of preference!

I wanted to share with you two more ornament models that I have stitched and finished for


"Christmas Birdhouse"
250_Ornament_-_Christmas_Birdhouse_Jpeg


"Merry, Merry" 
  250_Ornament_-_Merry_Merry_Jpeg

The whole series is designed in "classic" or "traditional" color scheme of red, green and white. I think the series is just cute as can be. And I've stitched and finished them all for Nikki and I can attest to the validity of that statement! They ALL are cute as a button! If you have any questions click on the links above!


Last week....
I kept out of trouble by decorating cookies for my friend's daughter's graduation party.  I iced 116 cookies and delivered them in plenty of time for their party! Here's what I made:


"Graduation Caps"
grad caps


"Diplomas"
Diplomas

"Free-style 2015"
2015

and the pièce de résistance

"Graduation Nerdy Girls"
Nerdy Graduation girls

I've been very busy in my Finishing Studio too...
finishing beautifully stitched pieces by my clients.
KD_CCN Joy - Copy (2) DTS_LK Project Evelope - Copy - Copy DTS_LHN Sheep Custom envelope KD_BBD Joy Bird - Copy (2) KD_LK Stockings KD_Topiary Pincushion


I've also been working a lot of extra hours....
at my "outside" the home gig (I'm a microbiologist)...and I have decided that 
work, work, work...
makes Vonna a dull girl. Because I have zero time for me and that means ZERO stitching :(
But we are saving, saving, saving because in August 2016, Miss Katie will be going to college. We have made college visits and have done virtual tours, etc. She has decided to study Engineering (specific brand yet to be determined however she is leaning toward Electrical Engineering, just like her Daddy!).  Last week, Katie decided where she will be going:

Indiana University ~ Purdue Universty of Indianapolis!

We are so very proud of her and excited for her future! One senior year to go and early admissions and it will be GAME ON!

So hi-ho, hi-ho, it is off to work we go as Keith and I are determined to give all 4 of our children the gift of a college education, completely paid. And in the fall of 2018 these two jokers:


will be following in their sister's footsteps :)

Its gonna be a busy few years....

But...
that's the way I like it! 

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my hands to work and my heart to God, while working on the best me I can be and being kind to those around me.
To thine own self be true.
Loving my neighbor as myself.

Love in stitches,
Vonna xxxx