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

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations for you and Ellie for all of your wins. Our local fair only allows one entry per class that can be judged which means that you can enter multiples but you must decide which you want judged. It also does a poor job of advertising so few people know about it early enough to enter. I too have seen a big drop in entries from several years ago.
    Don't work too hard and keep practicing saying "No" from time to time. It is good for your health no matter how helpful you want to be. The stitching that you have in the works now is quite pretty. So is that quilt. How in the world do you find time for it all?

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  2. Congrats to you two very talented ladies! Wow! Beautiful work from both of you. Happy B’day on the 5th! Glad you’re ok. Don’t have Instagram nor do I have Facebook. So this is how I keep up with you other than FlossTube. Take care and try to slow down. Try!😊

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  3. Well done on your fair entries and well done to Miss Ellie! I entered the fair here in the county for a number of years. Then they changed their policy about no glass and I stopped. Your home arts building looks really nice. What beautiful stitches you have in progress. Love your flag quilt! Thank you for sharing your screen saver image/verse. It touched me this afternoon! Wishing you and your family a fabulous Fourth and sending you an early birthday greeting as well!

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  4. While you’ve been busy, Vonna, at least I think you’re saying yes to things that feed your soul. One thing I’ve learned is that behavior change is a muscle. It needs good nutrition, regular exercise, time off to regroup and mercy in the awkward stages. Congratulations to all the positivity in your life lately. You’re going to get to the rest if you don’t get weary of doing good. Judy

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  5. Loved seeing all those beautiful ribbons. Well Done to you and to Ellie as well. Vonna, do you have a strawberry tutorial? I just purchased some Erica Michaels charts that are Christmas songs. They can be small rectangles or a strawberry. I want to try to tackle the berry and wondered if you have any helpful hints. Thanks for always being gracious in sharing with your fellow stitchers.

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  6. Wow, you two really cleaned out the ribbons. Congrats

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  7. What a talented young lady you have. It was so nice to see her art work. I also loved seeing what you had done. You do keep yourself very busy. Love seeing what you have been up to. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Congratulations to both you and Ellie on the great showing at the county fair. You both do beautiful art.

    Wishing you and all of your family a very happy Independence Day.

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  9. Congratulations to you both!!

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  10. Vonna: Nice post, Congratulations to you and Ellie, very nice to see young people enter into fairs and win.
    I love the quilt, it is beautiful, I must try making one, especially a Patriotic one.
    Have a beautiful Fourth.

    Catherine

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  11. Congratulations on the well-deserved fair results for you and Ellie. You're going to have to get a bigger house to hold all of the ribbons you both won.

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  12. Congratulations to you and Ellie for your wonderful fair results! You both must be thrilled!

    Hoping work settles down soon!

    LOVE the flag quilt! Is it Thimble Berries? I know Thimbleblossoms has one very similar. It's a great quilt!

    Wishing you a happy and safe 4th of July!

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  13. Many congratulations to you both on your wonderful winning entries. x

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  14. wow--congratulations--what a haul!

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  15. Congratulations ladies. I've never been to our county or state fair because they're not close by. Love the flag quilt. Happy Fourth!

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  16. Congratulations to you and Ellie for your fair ribbons. All of your entries are gorgeous.
    I love your new stitching projects.......you are creating some real treasures.
    Your flag quilt is beautiful too. The owners of the quilt shop are so lucky to have you.
    And one special note.......Happy Birthday Vonna !!

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  17. Congratulations to you and Ellie for your fair winnings. You are both so very talented. Love the quilt.

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  18. It's so good to hear from you, Vonna! Congrats to you and Ellie for your successes at the fair. She is quite the artist. And so are you!

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  19. Congratulations to you both! Miss Ellie is such an amazing artist! You must be very proud. I love your screen saver. I learned some time ago that when I take care of myself, I do a much better job of taking care of others. I really look forward to those fiber talks! Thanks for sharing .

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  20. I think you and Ellie are going to have to build a big display case to showcase all of your ribbons, Vonna! Well done to both of you! Hope the rest of your summer slows down a bit :)

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  21. Sincere congrats on your fair entries this year, always a treat when you share them! WIPS really nice too, how you manage to find the time... I dunno. That Ellie, she's something special for sure:)

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  22. Congrats on all your ribbons and your daughter, too! Outstanding! Love the Americana sampler and the adorable flag quilt -- great choice in all the fabrics for the flags. We are our own worst enemies -- don't be hard on yourself. You aren't alone... You are amazing!!

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