Thursday, January 21, 2021

January Catch up...

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to my blog ~

where I share all things needle and thread (and a whole lotta of other stuff thrown in too!)

Winter 2021 -

Sorry for the missing in action....

I have been working and when I haven't been at the quilt shop I am going to be honest, I have used every minute for things I want to do. It's my new life goal to intersperse my working all the time with some Vonna time. I don't do that enough - never have.

So what have I been up to: 

STITCHING:

My Anniversary Sampler Progress

32 ct. natural linen - using DMC 

I am wildly changing somethings in the sampler as I stitch, including making some color substitutions

Love Never Fails_January 2021


My progress on Santa of the Forest:
32 ct. natural using DMC and Kreinik

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FINISHES:

Michelle Palmer "Stitching Bird"
punched with all DMC

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Country Cottage Needleworks ~ January Sampler Month
finish features wool felt accents and handmade piping

Country Cottage Needleworks_January Sampler Month

That does it for needle and thread type of crafting....
now its on to my NEW crafting...(like I need another hobby...)
I have always wanted to learn how to paint. So thanks to Christmas money I got myself some brushes, paints and courage to try:
First Project ~ RAK Santa's by Tracy Moreau

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learned some lessons on the above little sweeties and determined I needed to buckle down and really learn what I was doing. So I read some more, watched some more: Sara at myserenitycrafts
and I got down to trying again. 
Santa's Cookies from Plum Purdy
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Santa was better, I learned how to float better with Santa...so this past weekend I tried again:

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The snowman looks OK, I need to have a lighter hand with the evergreen boughs...but whatever I'm a beginner.

I got a Christmas bonus so I purchased my very own scroll saw and I cut this little ornament myself and painted it.
"Flying Santa" by Lynne Andrews

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I'm really proud of how my Santa ornament turned out!
YAY!! 🥳

What else....
I've been working a lot at the quilt shop (my coworker was exposed to COVID so I'm filling in for her and also doing my shifts for 3 weeks) and of course I am back in the saddle again on finishing:

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all of these and about a dozen more that I'll share later was finished this month.

Alrighty friends, 
I think you are up to speed with my life.
Until next time:
keep a smile on your face and one in your heart and you just can't go wrong!
Smiles, love and big hugs,
Vonna xxxx

16 comments:

  1. Happy New Year and welcome back! Love seeing all your current projects and your "finishes". I need to follow your lead and do more "me" time. You are being very successful at it, keep up the great work! Yay!

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  2. Vonna, your painting is amazing! LOVE IT!

    It's always good to have some Vonna Time! xoxo

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  3. Good for you for taking some me time. You need to keep that up. Your painting is wonderful. I think you are simply an artist in many things!!

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  4. Happy new year to you and your family.
    You have been working on some beautiful projects , thank you for sharing I love seeing your work.
    Enjoy your day .

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  5. Oh my, your painting is just lovely. you have been blessed with many talents. x

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  6. Wow! You have been busy! Such pretty work. I'm stitching Love Never Fails too - really enjoying it!

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  7. Happy New Year. Glad to hear you are getting some time for your self but seems like you are as busy as ever. Take care.

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  8. Love everything! The punch needle bird is beautiful!

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  9. Where to start? First, your painting is incredible. Your WIPs are looking good. The pieces you have finished for your clients are fabulous. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, Vonna!

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  10. Is there anything you can't do? LOL
    It all looks wonderful - keep up the Vonna time!!!

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  11. Beautiful finishing... beautiful painting... great progress on your stitching... so happy to hear from you!!

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  12. Flying Santa looks great! No matter how you look at it, you are a busy lady! It's good to take some time to do the things you want to do. We don't want you to burn out!

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  13. Good for you...taking time for yourself.

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  14. Happy New Year Vonna and thank you for your generous sharing of all you do, including great recipes! Your painting projects are delightful!!

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  15. Yay! Vonna is back. Your painting and ornaments look beautiful. They look you are an e pert and not a beginner. Congratulations

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  16. Lovely painting, Vonna! I can't even paint a straight line. You do so much for others, taking time for yourself is important.

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