~ Warm Welcome ~ 
My name is Vonna and I am, "The Twisted Stitcher"

I am an avid cross stitcher and I adore sharing my enthusiasm and love of stitching! I live with my family in Bloomington, Indiana. I am happily married to my husband of 22 years, Keith, and we have four children that are our pride and joy ~ Katie (20), Ian and Jacob (twins -18) and our baby, Miss Ellie (12).

US at Christmas 2015

We share our home with three spoiled cats: a gray short-hair named Chatterbox (affectionately referred to as Chatty and/or Fatterbox) and an orange medium-hair tabby, Red.

Our third kitty came to live with us and he was so very sick....
I nursed him to health and now he lives happily every after with us.
Here he is: Augie

We have lived in the beautiful, rolling hills of Bloomington, Indiana, since 1995 as a family, although I attended Indiana University and lived here from 1988 - 1992 completing a Bachelor's degree in Biology. Keith and I, were both raised in Southern Indiana - Keith in Evansville and Vonna in Haubstadt. We are devout Catholics and are proud to raise our children in faith and love.

Kids Serving at Christmas 2015

I created this blog in August 2006 and am celebrating my 13th year of blogging this year!
 Since the genesis of my little piece of the web I have grown in leaps and bounds as a needleworker. I also have been blessed with a creative ability to finish. I have been the proprietor of my very own finishing service since 2008. I also am blessed to work with two leading designers in the cross stitch industry as their model stitcher and finisher ~ Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks and Nikki Leeman of Country Cottage Needleworks. 

To know me is to know, I am a simple hearted woman that wants only what is best for her family and friends. I am a servant at heart and am happiest when I am giving to others. I face each day with gladness and thankfulness and I truly try to live completely in joy. Do I meet this goal every day? Nope, I fail because I'm human and have human frailties just like anyone else. This world can be a cold place. I like to share the warmth of my heart and home with my visitors.
Because I want to BE the change I want to SEE in this world.
That is the only way it's going to change for the better.
Treating my neighbors as myself - with love and respect.
While to my own self staying true.

Life is a work in progress...
I welcome you to join my journey and perhaps we can inspire each other in joy!