Thursday, May 19, 2016

Manic May...

Hellooooooo folks!
I'd love to post photo after photo and show you and tell you all about what is going on in my May, and let me tell you there has been A LOT, but our computer hard drive died. My husband is trying to fix it, BUT...the going is S-L-O-W...

In the meantime, I am posting this from my daughter's laptop and it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that our desktop has therefore I can't post much of anything. 

if you would like to see what is up with me you can see me at my Floss Tube Channel for my early May Update HERE

And I did another for the end of May: HERE

I also created another finishing video, this one is for a Mounted Flatfold. This is step by step on how to create your very own Mounted Flatfold - the finish I am using to create the Gingerbread Village Pieces for Country Cottage Needleworks models. You can access that video tutorial: HERE

In the meantime...
The Pfeiffer kids are finishing their last three days of school for the 2015-2016 school year. 
Katie is getting ready to mark the end of her High School career with Graduation that will take place next Saturday, May 28th. I'm trying to be strong.... because this is what I have been doing for the past 18 years ~ preparing her to fly,  and she will soar! I know she will.
I have lots of photos to share and will have lots more, I'm sure.

Until next time...
Treat your neighbors with kindness and respect, 
BE the CHANGE you want to SEE in the world, because it starts with YOU,
and finally, like I always tell my kids: Say what you mean, then DO what you say!
Until my computer is working again, 
I'll be keeping my hands to work and my heart to God, just like always...
while I run myself a little bit batty ;)

Hugs in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx


  1. Great post. Good luck with your hard drive.

  2. It is always sad when the computer dies. I can't believe your children's school year is almost over. We don't end until the end of June. I have work for over another month.

  3. Looking forward to seeing all the great graduation pics of Katie and all the other events you have going on!

  4. Thanks so much for your wonderful help to the stitching community! I know just how you feel, it's hard on a Mom when the birds leave the nest. Congratulations to Katie!

  5. Hi Vonna, it's been wonderful reading your blog then following you on the videos. I really love all your finishings and your work. I have made one of your project bags and thrilled to bits with it. Many comments from friends when I take it to stitching. I made it with Tilda fabrics, crocheted a small doily to put on the front, added a couple of antique mother of pearl buttons and a lovely painted wooden dress form shape button. Quite antique looking. All thanks to you.I look forward to your next video. Best wishes for your daughter's graduation and for when she will step out in that big wide world to spread her beautiful wings.Have a great week end. Hugs

  6. I know what you mean. Our son graduated from trade school and is already working his full time carpentry job! Our youngest daughter and your oldest daughter are graduating high school on the same day!!

  7. I am sure you will handle Katie's take off with all the grace that you have. Congratulations to all the kids for their accomplishments this year.

  8. It's me your videos!

  9. Best wishes to Katie on her upcoming graduation! Thank you for sharing your talents and creativity with us. Enjoy your weekend, Vonna!

  10. Just watched your intro video and loved it. It is a motivator and I could change my schedule for today and put my stitching front and center, but I'd never get anything else accomplished. Looking forward to watching your next video. Enjoy the graduation ceremony! Make some memories.

  11. Your video is great. I had no idea about floss tube, but so many you tube channels, another one added lol

  12. HI Vonna,
    Love your Floss Tube posts. Thank you for sharing your tutorials and stitching. I have made four project bags and love them and more to come. Thank you so much for making the video. You are and inspiration! Congratulations to Katie!

  13. Dear Vonna, I do hope the hard drive will mend soon. All your kids make you proud and we like to follow them growing up. Katie going to university? Time does fly. Please be brave and strong. Love the Floss Tube's. Have a good weekend! Hugs

  14. Thank you for more videos, and crazy about graduation.. It happens so fast!

  15. I didn't realise I was missing videos! I'm now a subscriber - phew! I find your tutorials so helpful and inspiring.
    Good luck to Katie, I hope she enjoys her graduation, and congratulations to you and your husband on raising such a sweet and successful young lady.

  16. Oh, I'm so excited to learn about Floss Tube, Vonna--who knew!! You are so cute describing your WIPs and plans :) Love them. And your latest Flat Fold Tutorial is so helpful...

    Enjoy the graduation--I know Katie will enjoy every success in life :) Congratulations to all of you!

  17. Glad you and your family are doing well. My parents are getting ready for my niece's high school graduation as well.

  18. Didn't know you were on Floss Tube! I haven't checked it out, but I've heard of it. Have to go look now! Congratulations to you and to Katie. It's amazing, isn't it, when your child graduates high school and is ready to move on to college. Enjoy every moment!

  19. I am loving your Floss Tube videos. Congratulations to Katie on her upcoming graduation. Will she be close enough for weekend visits when she goes to college?

  20. Loved your floss tube!

    All three of my kids have graduated and headed to college with two finished and out in the world. The third has just finished her sophomore year. A friend once told me that parenting is the only job where, if you've done a good job, you work yourself right out of a job. Smile, take some deep breaths, and know that you've done a good job.


  21. I just finished watching your first video, and I love it! You are so real and down to earth. Can't wait to see the other videos and hope to make a few project bags from your directions. Keep up the good work. Always love to see what you are up to.

  22. Love, love your videos Vonna. It just feels like you are right in the room with me.
    You asked about the Mirabella faces 1/1. I did that on Autumn in my Garden and love the look. It is much simpler than in sounds. Each X on your pattern is changed into 4 half crosses. So no converting ahead of time just four stitches for every X.
    I don't know if I'm explaining myself properly but if not please just let me know at megratunion75dotcom and I'll try to do better.
    Have a wonderful weekend as your lovely daughter graduates.

  23. Congrats to Katie on her graduation! I know you went all out for her... that's the way you roll! Subscribed to your videos... hope I can follow them timely. Backed up on blogs right now. You always inspire us, whether it is your family life or stitching. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Many congratulations to Katie and to her parents! As they say it takes a village....she sounds like a delightful young women many blessings to her in the future. Enjoy your celebration 🎉

  25. Hello Vonna,

    Have enjoyed watching your second vlog post and seeing what you've
    been up to. I also enjoy watching your "finishing" tutorials and seeing
    how you wave your magic wand to create all those wonderful flat folds,
    project pouches and other amazing things. Well, it looks like magic to
    me anyways.

    I'm sure you'll have no trouble stitching that celtic lady for Katie and
    your colour choices will look stunning! Katie will be over the moon
    when she sees it. And congratulations to her for graduating from
    high school ... and to Mom and Dad for their not inconsiderable
    and most able assistance with same. Hope that May 28th ... my
    birthday ... and all that weekend will be a happy, memorable one
    for Katie and all her fellow grads.

    Hope that Keith will be able to work his own brand of magic to
    get your computer fixed for you Vonna. It's amazing how much
    we've grown to rely on these machines in such a relatively short
    time isn't it? When we don't have them readily to hand we're


  26. I enjoyed your videos. It's so great to watch and listen! Congratulations to Katie!

  27. Vonna, I've now watched your mounted flat fold twice and feel confident to try, you make it look easy. I just love your finishes. But I have a problem finding the light cardboard pieces that you use. What is your source for them? Thank you for all your tutorials and sharing your knowledge with all of us.

  28. Nice video, thank you for sharing with us.
    Congratulations to Katie o her Graduation, what a milestone.
    I hope your computer is fixed soon.


  29. I never heard of flosstube but went and watched your two videos and the tutorial video and loved them all - so neat to hear what you're up to! Congrats to you on the first high school graduation - I hope you and your family have a great summer with Katie before she heads off to school! Look forward to seeing your progress on the Celtic angel.

  30. Congratulations to your daughter on graduating and to you as well on producing some lovely finishes!


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