Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Data Load Dump for the last few months and weeks....

~ Greetings and Best Wishes to all of you ~
I do so hope you are well :) 

Me?....
All I seem to have been doing lately is working. It's gotten to ridiculous proportions, honestly. The last 2 months my "only when needed" job at the quilt shop has become close to a full time job. The owners need help right now, are struggling with some health issues, so I have basically been there full time for most of June and will continue most of July. I do it with a glad heart, though because my faith asks me to do unto others as I'd have done to me. When I need help, there has always been someone there to help, so I will help others in their time of need too. It's just being a good human being. Karma.

The latest news is:
I took some of my things to the fair...I'll let the pictures do the talking:

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So the results all compiled was:
Jesus, framed: 1st Place Blue
Erica Michaels, "4th of July Strawberry": 1st Place Blue
Prairie Schooler "Barnyard Christmas" ornament: 1st Place Blue:
Little House Needleworks "Early America" Drum: Honor
Scattered Seeds Samplers "Gathering Spring" Pillow: Honor
Little House Needleworks "Welcome Spring" flatfold: Honor
Little House Needleworks "Red Rooster Inn" framed: Reserve Champion
Little House Needleworks "Blackbird Inn" framed: Honor
AND
With Thy Needle and Thread "Spring Delivery" Holiday Framed:
Needle Arts Reserve Grand Champion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty good results. I'm pleased. I'll be anxious to see the comments this coming Sunday. I also want to encourage you all - like I have done for 12 years now to please consider entering your pieces into your local fair. Needlework entries are dropping each year. Enter to share your love of needlework and show that the art (because it is an art) is still alive and well!

Ellie also entered several pieces into the fair for her 4H projects. She had an OUTSTANDING showing!!!! I'll let the photos do the talking:

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Her compiled results are:
Achievement Records Book: GRAND CHAMPION
Fine Arts: GRAND CHAMPION with Indiana State Fair Entry
Fine Arts: RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION with Indiana State Fair Entry
Charcoal: Reserve Champion
Wood Burning: Champion
Acrylic: Champion
Watercolors: Champion
Ink: Champion
Canvas Board: Reserve Champion

What do you think of those apples? WOW! I was amazed at Miss Ellie and her wonderful, hard work that she created this year for her fair entries! We will be going to the state fair again!! WHOOP WHOOP!

I did some stitching:

Carriage House Samplings ~ "Pennsylvania German Stocking"

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Blackbird Designs ~ "Christmas Garden"

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Little House Needleworks ~ "Early Americans - Abigail Adams"

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Here's the whole sampler to date:

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I also have started and been working on exclusively: Sarah Brazier by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

This gal is on 46 ct. Bergen Linen in Heritage colorway from Silkweaver
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Then I whipped out a quilt last week...this is by Thimble Berries and called "Stars and Stripes"

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I made it really scrappy and used several different lines of fabrics. 
I love it! I am going to make the backing scrappy too with the left over fabrics I bought and send it to my mother-in-law to hand quilt it :)

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I've been working hard on me this year....
I still have NOT mastered the word "NO" but I am slowly learning to be a better version of me and this has been my screen saver this year. Thought maybe somewhere, someone might find this hits a spot with them....
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And with it being the 4th of July tomorrow, I thought I'd share a recipe of mine that is always a HUGE hit with everyone wherever I take it. AND it is EASY to make...

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I haven't been keeping my blog as up to date as I would like....but you can always catch up with me on Fiber Talk since I'm a regular contributor, weekly (or at the very least every other week).
Here are the latest shows I've been a part of....
SUBSCRIBE to Fiber Talk...if you haven't you are missing out!

SAMPLER SUNDAY on Fiber Talk: HERE
WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Chat 6/19/19: HERE
WEDNESDAY Mid-Week Chat 6/5/19: HERE
Then go on over to Fiber Talk today (sometime) for this WEDNESDAY's Mid-Week Chat July 3,2019 not posted at time of this being published: HERE

I think that is enough of a database dump for today 
:)

Thank you so much for being my friends!
love in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx