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...

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!)
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:
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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 can see a photo of it HERE

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 half of his face was sliding down....I was about halfway make it right I would have had to frog about half of my work....I was frustrated and 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 
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:










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 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 is particularly fun and funny! 

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


  1. Your piece is coming long fast!!! Looks amazing.

  2. My husband and I still laugh about that Seinfeld episode! Now I am off to listen to the latest Fiber Talk.

  3. Beautiful progress! Keep it up!

  4. I have been enjoying your coffee and craft posts on Instagram, Vonna. It sounds like you have a packed day ahead of you and I hope it goes smoothly for you!

  5. Well I am glad you are fixing Jesus's face Vonna.:) But I know the frustration of feeling you just cannot deal with a mistake one minute longer! It looks great and I hope you reach your goal this Lent. My DIL tells a story of her childhood that is humorous. She is of Korean descent and they take pictures of Jesus very seriously. DIL had a picture of Jesus in her room on her bedside tabl Well as a little girl, she took some of her mom's lipstick and gave Jesus pink lips. She was on restriction to her room for a week. She just could not understand as she was being punished as she thought she had made him look pretty good. :) Little children! I love the idea of a mug and a picture of our present projects on Instagram....I may try that this afternoon. Happy Stitching.

  6. After hearing about this piece on the podcast, it was a real treat getting to see this series of pictures. Thank you, and best wishes for a holy and happy Lent.

  7. The Face of Jesus is so powerful and moving. Reminds me of the Shroud of Turin. Scrolling thru the pictures, I was struck how much it is like Jesus revealing himself to us in our lives.

  8. Wow, that's is looking great! I would love to do it someday. But, I don't like kits so much. Hate sorting the floss and sometimes the floss isn't that great! Enjoy your coffee and craft time!

  9. It’s beautiful! I love your idea of coffee and craft. Hugs,

  10. I love the idea of stitching The Face of Jesus during Lent. I have to find a Lent project too :)
    Blessings, Patti

  11. Love the pics of Chatty supervising your stitching. :) Have to share with first BrightTech magnifying lamp came in the mail yesterday. Pretty sure the heavens opened and angels sang when I started stitching with it, LOL. I'm already stitching nearly twice as fast as I was before. Looking forward to being able to stitch comfortably on 16 and 18 count aida and maybe being brave enough to try an ornament on linen someday. Love from Texas. <3

  12. Vonna, Jesus looks awesome, can't believe how far you have gotten in only 8 days😊

  13. Wow! It's really coming along beautifully!

  14. I'm enjoying seeing your daily progress on The Face of Jesus. What a great way to start each day with your stitching and coffee.
    Your nails always look gorgeous. I never thought you have "man hands".
    I enjoy Fiber Talk and your Floss Tube. Very informative and entertaining too.
    Happy Spring !

  15. That's great progress. I love how your cat is supervising.

  16. Wonderful progress, Vonna! I'm so glad you didn't give up on this piece and love the coffee and craft idea. I wonder if I can do that! Can I lug my project to work and post with my coffee from work? I need to think about this more... :)

  17. Really Vonna, that is going to be such a special piece. I like to have a few designs in my stitching both at Easter and Christmas that truly commemorate the important events that these holidays celebrate.

  18. Vonna: Beautiful design, I will be starting on a design of Pope John Paul for Mikes Birthday, I hope to have it finished by August.
    Coffee and Craft sounds good.



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