Sunday, October 07, 2018

Checking in....

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome ~
to you my friends.
I have long been absent, and it is not without good cause. Do you wonder where I am? Well the following photos will show you. With my stopping point last evening my finish count for the 2018 year of finishing stood at: 500
and I have miles to go before I sleep with my holiday finishing for clients.
This is last's month worth of finishing (September 7 - October 6)
I will let the photos do the talking.

Please note: if I know who the designer/design is for the piece I ALWAYS put it at the top of the photo I do not know counts of fabrics, colors, brands etc. This is my client finishing only. I am not privy to the particulars. Thank you for understanding.

MS_God Bless America MS_CCN Frosty Foxes BHK_PSS Spring Roll BHK_PSS Jeans Weenies BH_MB Sampler Stocking JT_HOD Winter Chalkboard JT_Festive Greetings JT_BC Luck LD_PSS Mount Vernon LD_PSS Merry Ewe LD_LK RedWhiteBlue LD_LK Gray Hare PG_CCN Forest Snowfall PG_BBD Winds of Autumn JG_Rovaris Beach JG_LHN HH House JG_LHN Farmhouse Christmas CH_PSS Turkey Bay SD_CCN O Come DB_LHN Autumn Spice MM_TNN Sampler Santa JN_SB Jillian Stocking GV_ST Itty Halloween GV_PH Ghost GV_LHN Sweet Apples GV_Handblessings Halloween CB_Sand Sea Cross Stitch CB_LHN Pumpkin CB_LHN Calendar Girl NOV LS_WTNT Jingle LS_TDT Full Moon LS_WTNT Spirit Spells WF_LK Treats WF_LK Tiny Tidings WF_LHN Bookstore WF_HOD Tree Farm WF_CCN Snow Birds WF_CCN Fa la la CD_PS pumpkin patch CD_Prairie Moon Trick or Treat CD_ladda SomethingWicked CD_CC Skeleton Crew CD_CC Pumpkin Conspiracy MK_CCN Monthly Cottages GF_VS Thanksgiving GF_LHN Peppermint GF_LHN Joy to the World GF_LHN Frosty GF_CCN Snow love TJ_SS Spring CB_PSS Breast Cancer Awareness CB_BBD Lady Liberty BS_LK Home BS_HOD Chalk JG_Stitching Collecting JG_PS Home for the Holidays JG_PS Annual Santas KH_WTNT Friendship Samplers KH_TLS January KH_PS Christmas Tree KH_My True Love KH_JCS Santa 2000 KH_BBD Noel KH_ Claus Candy Shop JM_CCN Monthly 2 KH_PS Train KH_LK Where Party KH_LHN Baked Goods KH_I always have you KH_HSE Avery toy express KH_Holly Berry Sampler KH_BBD House on Holly Hill KH_PS Santas LC_HiH Halloween LC_LHN Lady Liberty JG_SB moon child Merry Bright JG_SB Making Spirits Bright JG_SB Magpie JG_SB Happy Ewe JG_SB Gather Moments JG_SB Easter JG_SB Autumn Sheep JG_PSS Noah's Ark Whales JG_PS Santas AL_LHN Needlework Shop HR_Hank Stocking WD_JP_ABC Brodeuse DB_PSS Pomegranate Santa DB_LHN Cardinal Winter KP_BBD Autumn Song DB_WTNT Autumn Bouquet

These were all done in one month 30 days. Whew.
Actually they were all done in 25 days because 5 days of those 30 were spent in a hospital in Indianapolis. My family has suffered a blip on our radar. Everyone is, for the most part, OK. We survived this situation with God's help. I can see His hand in every moment of this. On the day after release from the hospital I started this piece:
Lizzie Kate's 
"A Little Thankful" 
I used my own color conversion and it is: HERE
VP_LK A Little Thankful 2018

It now sits in place of pride in our home to remember how very Thankful we all are. However, we still need prayer. I have devotedly prayed for many of you when asked through the years. I now come to you in my family's time of need. Please pray for us. God knows what are needs are. You have my most humble gratitude for doing so for us. 
Thank you.

Until next time...
hug your loved ones...
never take a moment for granted...
tell people you love them, like them, think a lot about them...
because you just never know....
words are powerful, they can build up and they can tear down...
only use them for good. 
Vonna xxxx


  1. Sweet Vonna .... praying. May His peace surpass all understanding for you and your family.

  2. Beautiful work, as always.
    Prayer made for your family, with thanks for your faith.

  3. Your work is exquisite... Enclosing you
    and Family in prayer for His Divine care
    and provision.

  4. Wow, amazing finishing as always.

  5. Vonna, you give each stitch an incredible finishing. Praying for you and your family for peace and comfort and whatever healing is needed. Thinking of you!

  6. Sending positive thoughts and warm wishes to you and your family.

  7. Your work is stunning, so inspiring. And your productivity is absolutely mind-boggling!!!

    Yes, I am adding you and your family to my prayers. I believe in God's love and power to help His children in their times of need. Even in your request for prayer, you inspire us to draw closer to Him.

  8. My goodness! Your works will praise you at the Gate!

  9. You and your family are always in my thoughts, and especially since I read the other day of your rough week. ❤️

  10. Will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for showing all those beautiful finishes. I really enjoyed seeing them.

  11. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers and then when it comes to all your finishing, THUD! WOW!


  12. I am stunned by you awesome work my friend. Of course I will pray for you all. God bless you all.

  13. Many prayers for you and your family, Vonna. Gorgeous work as always. I love looking at it. The time and care you take in your finishing is evident. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Beautiful work! Your family will be in my prayers.

  15. Wow!! Beautiful stitching and gorgeous finishing!!! I have added you and your beautiful family to my prayers. When my husband and I married, he always prayed over us and told me that he loved me before he left for work. On Feb 6, 2012 was the last time I heard those words from him as God took him home. So, yes, hug those you love❤

  16. Vonna, I will indeed hold you up in prayer!
    You are the queen of flatfolds. Everything is just amazing. I used your cording tutorial this past week. I have a long way to go, but so grateful you so freely share.
    Praying that all goes well in the coming days.

  17. Vonna is just emailed you.., didn’t realize you’d posted. My friend I hope things are continually improving. I’ve been praying for you. So now that God’s heavily involved we’ll have to pray for faith that we give over control and that He is active in this situation. Beautiful work as usual. Maybe ya gotta slow down. Take time (more time) for you and yours. ❤️

  18. Prayers for you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    Your finishes are gorgeous ! Everyone is blessed to receive a gift of your special talent.
    Your work is truly amazing.

  19. I have been and will continue to pray for you and your family <3

  20. Prayers for you and your family, Vonna. May the peace of Christ be with you and His healing power.

  21. You are amazing! Such beautiful work. Prayers to you and your family, Dee

  22. You have been blessed with an amazing talent! Thank you for sharing that gift with us. My prayers are with you and your family for recovery and healing. May God continue to wrap you in the comfort of His safe and loving arms. Hugs, Cynthia

  23. Prayers for you and your family.

  24. Praying for you all, Vonna.

  25. You and your family are in my thoughts. What a joy it was to scroll through all of your amazing finishes. You have spread joy and happiness to all of your many clients.

  26. Sending prayers and love.


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