Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mid-March Check In:

Greetings and Warm Welcome Friends!

I have been busier than a toothless woodchuck in a wood chucking contest...
yowza!

It's spring break....
here in good ol' Bloomington, Indiana and today I have a doctor's appointment, a weigh in, an orthodontics appointment, a lunch out and hopefully a trip to Hobby Lobby :)

I really need to get my nails done too...
(I'm vain and particularly self conscious about my man hands and beautiful nails make them look more feminine.....I always think about the Seinfeld episode of man hands LOL!)
anyway....
I wanted to drop in and give an update on "what in the world Vonna has been doing"...
March 20th is my deadline for submitting my article for the Summer Punch Needle and Prim Stitcher magazine...I'll talk more about that later....and my Spring Submission. (I mean in another blog post)
So I've created that project that I'm doing for the feature and may I just say:
NEVER been done before! You need to subscribe!

I have two models to stitch and finish for Little House by April 1st (yowza it is close and I'm not near done yet....)

and it is Lent....
I have been working on the kit that I completely failed at last year...
I don't think I shared about it here last year, but I did on my FlossTube channel....I have a kit I purchased about 3 years ago. It is by Vervaco and it is the Face of Jesus...you can see a photo of it HERE

Anyhoo....
Last year I pulled out my WIP that had very little done on it and started working on him again during Lent, midway through I found I had a fatal error that made half of Jesus's face off...like half of his face was sliding down....I was about halfway done....to make it right I would have had to frog about half of my work....I was frustrated and upset..so I just threw it away. Rekitted with DMC (I didn't have enough kit thread left to do the piece so I took what I had left and matched to DMC colors), got a piece of 14 count Aida and put it away until I built up my reserves to try again.

10 days ago....
it was Mardi Gras and I thought: I'm pulling it out and starting again and I am going to make it my 
#coffeeandcraftwithvonna
project...backstory on coffee and craft is: I have been inspired by a friend of mine who started her own "coffee and craft" around Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Almost every day she posts a photo of her coffee mug and craft that she is working on and posts it on Instagram and Facebook. I LOVE watching what she is up to. So I started my own with this piece. 

What do they say about a "habit" that it takes two weeks to form one? Well let me tell you, I am having such a great time doing this every morning that I have formed a habit in 8 days. I can already tell you that I will be doing #coffeeandcraftwithvonna even after Jesus's face is done. I have plans people already percolating!

I thought you all might like to see the evolution of Jesus...
so here it is from Day 1 to Day 8:

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It is turning out beautiful! Every day....

So that's where I am folks! If you'd like to follow me on Instagram - I post daily my updates and it's 98% stitching all day, every day. Or you can also follow me on Facebook. I am Vonna Pfeiffer - both places. 

Gotta Run...
But until next time...you can listen to Gary and my latest Podcast on Fiber Talk...
Just follow these Links:

Fiber Talk on the website: HERE
Or on YouTube (FlossTube):HERE

This one we were on a roll...it is particularly fun and funny! 

Until Next time...
hugs and love in stitches,
Vonna xxxx

Friday, March 01, 2019

FlossTube #23 - show notes

~ Welcome  to Friday, March 1, 2019 ~

What happened in February at the Pfeiffer Household 
1. Science Olympiad
2. Valentine's Day Cookies (all of my recipes are found on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle HERE
3. Fiber Talk - Link above in my blog tabs
4. Quilt Shop Working HERE ----> Pillow Cases: Ryan's Case For Smiles
5. College kids
6. Katie Top 100 IUPUI Student: HERE
7. Ellie's Doodle for Google
8. Ellie chosen as Youth Artist of the Month in our city, Bloomington, IN

Finishes

1. Plum Street Samplers - "Valentines Stocking" HERE (scroll down when you get to page) on 25 ct. Vintage Country Mocha 3 strands over 2 threads of linen
Threads used: DMC 310 (for key), the rest you will have to refer to my photo for placement: dark pink: Wild Berries, Light pink: second hand rose, white/light: Antique Lace, greens: English Ivy and Weeping willow

2. La D Da "Spring Hare" on 32 ct. almond linen by Wichelt

3. "For Ewe" by Teresa Kogut available on PDF download in her ETSY shop HERE 
on 28 ct. Midnight by Luminous Fiber Arts Etsy shop HERE

4. "Red Rooster Inn" by Little House Needleworks on 40 ct. Vintage Examplar by Lakeside

WIPS

1. Plum Street Samplers - Animal Stacks - "Cow Pile" 
2. Diamond Painting Cow found on Amazon - just search for "Colorful Cow"

New to Me FlossTubers that I have been watching: 

1. Stitching in Doo Dah HERE
2.) Gables Stitcher HERE
3.) Sammy J Stitches HERE
4.) Once Upon a Stitch HERE
5.) Pumpkin Hollow HERE
6.) Sew Grateful HERE

Thank you for watching!!