Wednesday, July 02, 2008

For Vonna

Vonna has received my birthday parcel that I sent off to her - and now that she has opened it, I can share what I stitched for her... she might show the rest of her gifts form me in her blog. I have found myself to be on a Brightneedle kick right now... I have kitted up quite a few and am anxious to start them. This came on after taking a class with Ann Pettit at Celebrations in May. I chose this design for Vonna for many reasons, not the least of which is the little school girl in the autumn square reminded me of a first day of school photo she shared a few months back... looked a little like her Katie to me ;-)
Season Petites Pinkeep

Brightneedle

Silkweaver 28 ct Dusk Lugana, DMC Floss, Kreinik #4 Braid

Stitched one-over-one


And here is Michelle's RR.... yep, still showing you this one! Almost there now. I just need to finish the soil around the pumpkins below the house, and I expect that this will go out in the post to An on Saturday (Post Office not open, of course, on Friday in observance of Independence Day in the US... anyone have fun plans??)

A little excitement at work today. We had a severe weather alert. And while in session with a young boy and his aunt, we heard a very loud crack of lightning. I saw the light flash across the face of the little boy, reflecting from my window, and we knew it was close. It sure was! Lightning hit the top floor apartment two buildings over! My landlord talked to the tenant - all appeared to be pretty much OK. Boy did the town send a lot of firetrucks out! When his session had ended, I must admit that the boy, his aunt and I did take off up the street to check out the scene. There has been a lot of lightning and even a death right in Haverhill from a lightning strike only 1-2 weeks ago.

Stitched on today: Started a gift, and stitched on Michelle's Neighborhood Round Robin

24 comments:

mercy said...

Carol I love the pinkeep! I would have never thought of stitching all four of them together. Great stitching!

Lillie said...

The pinkeep is truly lovely indeed Carol.

xstitch.nl said...

The Brightneedle pinkeep is seriously stunning, Carol!!

Carol R said...

A beautiful pinkeep Carol.
Keep safe from the severe weather.

Nic said...

The pinkeep is just gorgeous!

I have that chart in my stash, and it's calling me even more loudly now ... sigh...

karenv said...

That Brightneedle pinkeep for Vonna is so pretty Carol! I love Brightneedle designs too.

cathymk said...

What a fabulous pinkeep for Vonna! I'm sure she just loves it!

Annemarie said...

Whoa, so you have been pestered with thunder storms as well? I'll admit those over here don't cause so much excitement...

Love your birthday gift for Vonna!

Vonna said...

You KNOW I love it ;) So pretty and so me too! You did a beautiful job stitching it and finishing! Just perfect!!!!
And Michelle's RR is looking great!

Katrina said...

Love the gift for Vonna. I am curious since you took a class with them, did they say why they haven't been releasing any designs? The last couple years they've only done classes haven't they?

Michelle's round robin is looking great!

Susan said...

I love it! I can imagine how thrilled Vonna was to receive it. It's totally gorgeous!

Giovanna said...

Oooh, I love that chart by BN, and what a wonderful way to use it! Superb stitching, well done!

Jenn said...

What a sweet piece you did for Vonna. I don't think I've ever seen any Brightneedle pieces before.

Wow it does sound like you had a very exciting day at work! Glad to hear that everyone is ok.

Dani said...

Great job on the pinkeep for Vonna ... it turned out really well. Your progress on the RR is looking wonderful!

Jenna said...

Beautiful gift for Vonna, Carol! I always have to marvel at how perfect your finishing is. :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful pinkeep for Vonna!

Olenka's Stitches said...

The pinkeep for Vonna is just pretty.

Heather said...

What a lovely birthday gift for Vonna.

The round robin is coming along nicely Carol.

Lightning strikes can be scary. When I was flying, I was involved in two lightning strikes at 30,000 feet. Fun, but scary!

Little Cat said...

oooh thats a scary RR square! Doesn't it look good? Vonna's pinkeep is really sweet :o)

Lightning is great to watch but I really don't like it when it gets too near. I've seen a lightning ball hit the roof of the house opposite when I was younger. That made one hell of a mess.

tammie said...

what a gorgeous pin keep and what a scare with all that lightening i hope you are all okay gees

tkdchick said...

What a special gift for Vonna! Michelle's RR is going to be great!

Sally said...

Your pinkeep for Vonna is adorable Carol!

Von said...

I've finally had a chance to catch up with you and your stitching this afternoon which I've enjoyed immensely! So many beautiful exchanges and some excitement with the lightning striking so near you. I'm especially fond of this pinkeep you've made for Vonna! As with all you do, this is just perfect for her. :)

lena-lou said...

Hi there Carol :) I have to tell you that I really LOVE this Pinkeep you have done , totally gorgeous :-))

Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week ahead !