Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Merry Days, Entry 5....

Greetings and Warm Welcome 

~ to my blog, where I share my love for everything needle and thread ~ 

Entry 5....

It's gonna be a quickie today dear friends...I'm late this morning and I have to work....BUT for me it's FRIDAY!! I have a 4 day weekend (you aren't in the twilight zone, it's only Wednesday, but I've worked a 7 day stretch so Friday for me😀)

The last 2 evenings has been like Christmas for me....

My friend Nicole made me mittens from thrifted wool that she felted and hand-dyed

aren't they fabulous?!


She also sent me some of her delectable delicacies that she cans every year....
last evening I ate some of her plum preserves on toast. 


Then last evening....
I received a huge package from my friend Joanie. We had arranged an ORNAMENT exchange, and I was suspicious when I saw the size of the package that perhaps she might have surprised me with something else. BOY DID SHE! The wooden folk art santa...wood cut by her husband and she paints the pieces and puts it together. Oh my wonderful!!


I knew exactly where I wanted both Santa's! Here's where they reside...


Then last evening...
I had a finish!!!

Stitched on 40 ct. Lakeside Vintage Examplar, using all Classic Colorworks over-dyed cottons...
if the finishing I have in mind turns out as darling as the stitched will be a good day!
Stay tuned....

That does it for today!

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 from me to you, 
Vonna xxxx


  1. Wow! All these hand made beauties! But I have to say that wooden piece is my favorite. I am in awe of all this talent! Happy Friday!

  2. Awesome gifts and cute finish!

  3. Your finish is lovely, Vonna! What beautiful goodies you have received; love the Santa that your friend painted and put together from her husband's cutting out the pieces. Makes me smile and I know it makes you smile.

  4. You certainly did very well in the gift department. I bet the gifts you sent were just as wonderful. I can't wait to see the finish!

  5. You have been blessed with good friends and lovely gifts. x

  6. How wonderful! Treasures, one and all! Including your friend's husband with his talents too! Happy 'Friday'!

  7. What a lovely gift from your friend. The wooden design looks perfect where you have it displayed.

  8. What lovely gifts! Perfect where are displayed. And can’t wait to see your final finish on your cute stitching.

  9. Congratulations on having such wonderful and giving friends. I am sure that they are following their hearts as you have shown, following yours. Love the woodwork Santa. Can't wait to see your finish for the Santa's Tree Farm. Stay well and enjoy your long "weekend". Sending with hugs and love to you and your family.