Friday, December 06, 2019

Days 5, 6, 7, 8.....

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to you all ~
for the 

I'm alive and well...
just working at the quilt shop full time this week to help out cover for a quilt retreat that one of the owners wanted to attend. 

I work today and I work tomorrow and then Sunday after Mass we have planned to go up to Indianapolis to visit and celebrate the birthdays of the boys and Katie's (which will be here Dec. 11) jointly. So I don't want to stress myself any further by adding making sure I my apologies I won't be here again until next Monday.

However Today is Dec. 6 and it is St. Nicholas Day!
When I was a child and of course my own children...
LOVED St. Nick's Day!
Being a Catholic and of German descent we celebrated St. Nick's Day by leaving a pair of shoes and socks out and St. Nick came and filled them with treats!
You can read a bit about the tradition (similar to the tradition of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, I believe) : HERE
So happy St. Nicholas Day! Say a special prayer for him - today in the spirit of St. Nicholas, do something special for someone else. I plan on doing as many "something specials" or random acts of kindness, that I can. Join me!

and Finally....
I think that some people do not know that I appear LIVE every Friday night on Fiber Talk on YouTube. I also am on every other Wednesday on Fiber Talk Podcast and several (if not all) Sunday Shows when we interview needle artists of all varieties. 
Tonight is: 
FIBER TALK LIVE at 8 Eastern, 7 Central, 6 Mountain and 5 Pacific. In the UK it is 1 a.m. and believe it or not we have a couple who set their alarms to wake up and join us! ha ha!
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Well it is off to work I go...
I have been going in an hour early to sit and stitch in peace and quiet before the day before I have to turn on the open sign and unlock the door....hahahaha!

Until Monday...
Merry Christmas,
Vonna xxxx


  1. Thank you for telling me about Fiver Talk...I had no clue! I am mow subscribed the bell has been 'dinged'! LOL! I enjoyed your history of St. Nick's Day...I was not aware as I am neither Catholic or German or Dutch! LOL! I am an Irish Protestant....well, American Protestant but that is my heritage. Enjoy your quiet moment of stitching and have a wonderful day!

  2. Have a great break with your family .

  3. Many moons ago I was a novice in a monastery and on St Nicolas day the prioress put a bar of chocolate under the of our room. What a wonderful gift that was. I think I will have a piece of chocolate in remembrance of that!

  4. Our church celebrates St. Nicholas Day on Sunday with a Breakfast with St. Nicholas. The children leave a pair of shoes outside during the service and St. Nicholas fills them with candy. The shoes are then given to charity.

  5. Good for you taking the weekend off. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your children!! I will look for you on youtube!

  6. Thank you so much for your time and how much you share with us. You are really an inspiration to me for becoming more as God wants to serve other people. Over many years I felt I had to put work first and family 2nd. I am now very sorry I did. God, family, and friends are much more important. Bless you!

  7. Vonna, I just want to thank you because you have changed my life with regard to finishing my projects. I bought a cutting mat and rotary cutter which have helped immensely. I think one of your best tips was to keep tacky glue upside down in a mason jar. Life changing! I don't have a sewing machine, so I hand sew my ornaments, which is time consuming, but it gets the job done. Thank you very much for sharing your wealth of knowledge so generously. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020!


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