Friday, November 27, 2020

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Greetings and Warm Welcome to my blog ~

a place where I share my love of all things needle and thread 

I will be coming here to share throughout the month of December for


What can my readers expect for these merry days? 
Helpful hints, tips, tricks in crafting
 Nostalgic memories
 New tutorials
 Recipes
 Stories from my home to yours....we all have a story to share.

My blog has long been a place of sharing. I enjoy to learn, teach, help others - near and far - in what I love best. Due to unfortunate circumstances in the past year, I deleted all of my content on this blog.
This is a fresh start for me and I intend to make this blog and myself ~ better than ever.

Luckily I did not delete my 15 year old tutorial blog (albeit I thought long and hard about doing that as well - after much prayer and discerning of who I was and what I stood for I decided to keep sharing)
It seems many people do not know about my tutorial blog. Do you? I have a very well laid out, precise blog with links to a lot of tutorials both written/pictorial and also video authored by yours truly...that I have been sharing for 15 years. Many of the techniques that are displayed in my tutorials were actually original creations of mine: mounted tag ornament, snow globe ornament, hoop box, hoop scissors box, package ornament, mounted flatfold, mounted ornament...and I have more in my head that I will create and share. 
ALL FREE FOR ALL!

I have been direct messaged and emailed frequently this summer and fall about my blog and the questions has been the same: will I be moving it to Patreon or making it a paid site. 
The answer is emphatically - NO! 
While I understand many others are moving their content or portions of their content to paid tiers - I am not doing that. God has blessed me with creative talent. I create something (or do steps to creating something) every. single. day. 
When blessed with something God-given, we are asked to share: 
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, 
and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, 
not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Cornithians 9:6-7

 I will continue to share freely without any payment of any kind on my platforms: 
My blog (here) The Twisted Stitcher
My YouTube Channel: Vonna Pfeiffer
My Instagram: @vonnapfeiffer

I have lots planned in the upcoming days, weeks and months (years) ahead. I'd strongly urge you to double down and follow me on all platforms, because you don't want to miss out what I have planned in my head.

2020 has been a nightmare in more ways than one.
I refuse to let a year end in negativity. I refuse to let others get the best of me. 
I've been thinking all fall about how to end the year...and what better way to end, 
....yet start anew....
 with my most favorite season of all ~ Christmas.
Join me to share fun, frivolity, joy, laughter, inspiration and creativity!
It is my firm belief that to be a light unto this dark world ~ you have to spark joy.
Join me and together we can spark joy all over the world by acting on simple foundations of:

KINDNESS
JOY
LOVE
SHARING
CARING
CREATING
UNDERSTANDING

That's what I want to do. Make my little world a little bit brighter and hopefully inspire others to make their own little worlds a little bit brighter too....little sparks all over - grow to big, big fires and a lot of light.

Until next time,
keep a smile in your heart and one on your face and you just can't go wrong.
Smiles, love and big hugs to each of you,
Vonna xxxx







43 comments:

  1. I am a silent follower most times. I come to your blog frequently and am always in awe of all that you accomplish and create. I have missed you! And am so happy to see you back, especially at this time of year! Continue being you: a giving, caring, and joyful person.

    -A fellow crafter in Waynesboro, VA

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  2. Thank you for holding onto to your faith and positive attitude despite difficult seasons I so enjoy learning from you and your encouraging posts. Blessings to you and your family.

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  3. You are a true inspiration, and I look forward to all you have planned!

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  4. Hope. Joy. Optimism. You are exactly what our world needs. Thank you!

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  5. I miss your flosstubes so much. You are a wonderful person and so very talented, can't wait to see what you have in store for us in the new year. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜Ί

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  6. You have an amazing gift both creatively and your positive outlook. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to your posts! Kind regards, Susan

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  7. So lovely to see this post this morning! I look forward to a whole new adventure! I must also say that I am a keen observer of Learn to Finish - and have used this very handy educational blog to do some pretty spectacular finishing! - - not nearly as perfect as Vonna of course, but pretty darn good for me!

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  8. Vonna i will eagerly await all that you have to share, I have learned so much from your tutorials and you have answered questions for me through the years past and I am so thankful for all that you give to the stitching community! Blessings on your and your family!

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  9. I, too, am a silent follower, but have learned so much from you. Your work and help is truly amazing. I always enjoy hearing about your family growing up!! Thank you for sharing so much - Dee

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  10. Bless you Vonna. You definitely have the right spirit. πŸ‘❣️

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  11. Glad to see you back Vonna hope this is a positive experience!
    dq

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  12. I am a silent follower and have been for many years. You are such a lovely person with a wonderful attitude about life. I have learned many things from you and one thing is for sure...I can't sew unless I watch and re-watch your tutorials. Wishing you the best and a Merry Christmas

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  13. Vonna, you are a blessing to all of us. Thank you for your kind and giving spirit. I also am a pretty silent follower and am so happy to see you back. You've changed my lousy 2020 to a smile. Thanks

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  14. I was so happy to read this!!

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  15. We have missed you so much and are so glad you are back with us. May God bless you and your family/
    Thank you for all you have done for us. You have been so kind and generous with your finishing tips and techniques.

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  16. This year has been hard on us all, we could all do with some Christmas cheer :-) I too am planning on posting on my blog throughout Advent and to the end of December.
    Although blogging and it appears blog reading too has fallen out of favour in recent years, personally I still prefer it over any other social media platform. Looking forward to your December postsπŸŽ…πŸ€Ά

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  17. I was just thinking about you and came running when I saw the new blog post. I love the 7 positive attributes you listed toward the end of your post, Vonna. I am glad you are hanging around.

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  18. You have a very kind heart and are incredibly talented. Keep being you and sharing what you love.

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  19. Vonna, I have so much respect for your decision to make lemonade of the lemons you’ve been given this year. You have so much talent, and clearly a heart for sharing. May God bless you richly.

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  20. I have learned so much from you, and now my husband is learning to finish his work, too. I can't be more eloquent than the comments before mine, but please accept my heartfelt thank you!

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  21. It’s so good to see a new post from you! 2020 has done its best to take us down, but we’re still standing! Welcome back!

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  22. Thank you Vonna for all that you do and for being a genuine, caring, sharing lovely person. Pam from The Cross Stitch Nook

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  23. Lovely to have you back in blog land!

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  24. So exciting to see a blog post from you! You have always been a bright spot in the social media world, so I’m looking forward to reading all your upcoming posts here. I’m so glad you didn’t delete your finishing tutorials since they are the only ones I refer to time and again. Your generosity has enabled me and many others to become better finisher, so thank you.

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  25. Vonna, it's wonderful to have you back. I've checked several times hoping you were doing well. I'm glad the events of this year have not stopped you. I look forward to learning more from you. Thank you for the time, talent and treasure you freely share with everyone. I wish you and your family a beautiful Advent Season and Christmas.

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  26. (See happy dance of Paula insert here...) Vonna is back ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😊

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  27. Thank you of so kindly sharing your gifts and talent with us all. I hope that you find much joy and peace this Christmas season. x

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  28. Vonna,it's wonderful to read your words again. You are so talented and gifted and sharing. Many thanks for continuing on this journey.

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  29. So glad you are back! You have been missed.

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  30. So good to see you back posting. Your content on all platforms lifts me up. Thanks for sharing so much!

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  31. I am so glad you are starting anew. I have missed reading about your adventures with your lovely family. You were one of my favorite flosstubers, and I so enjoyed being allowed a little peek into your life. You are so generous to share your talents and creations. I am glad you are back!

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  32. Thank you for coming back to us. I have followed your blog for many many years and have missed visiting with you through it. I can't wait to see what you have coming. I know it will be great.

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  33. It is so wonderful to hear from you again - you have been missed! I'm looking forward to your Christmas month. Hugs to you and your family.

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  34. Happy to see you back.

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  35. We all have so much to learn from you Vonna. I thank you so very much for your generous sharing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope this will be a Christmas season full of God's blessings.

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  36. I'm so glad you're blogging again and can't wait to see a new flosstube. I enjoy all your content, faith and family, as well as stitching. I'm excited to see your Merry Days of Christmas.

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  37. Oh Vonna, first off, it's so good to hear from you again. Second, you have been on my permanent prayer list since I started reading you years ago. I don't know what happened to prompt you to delete your content, but know that you are appreciated and your blog will be read no matter what direction you take it in next! Looking forward to your December posts!

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  38. Oh, I am so glad you are back, Vonna! Thank you for all your hard work in making so much available to us! We love it!

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  39. I read through Feedly and don't comment as often as I should, but I'd just like to say how happy I am that you've chosen to post again. I've missed hearing from you and seeing your beautiful work!

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  40. Yes Vonna I found your tutorials and they have been a godsend to me during this turbulent year. I now have 5 Christmas finishes to show in my home and my mental health has prospered while completing the pieces. It is good to read your blog again and I look forward to future posts.God Bless.

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  41. It's lovely to see you back, Vonna. Though I follow you on other mediums I thoroughly enjoy your blog. I'd be lost without your finishing tutorials. I find them so useful and it only seems natural and fitting to credit you when I use them.

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  42. I am SHOCKED to hear you've deleted this blog's content; somehow, this is very, very, very sad. I cannot imagine what could have precipitated this big move. As an online friend for much of that time, I feel so sad it is gone, but I can only think it must have been necessary. Sending love, hugs, and blessings!

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  43. A+ to you. The cream rises to the top and you are there cream of the crop when it comes to sharing!

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