Thursday, March 27, 2008

Red ...

I have a new toy and I'm having lots of fun with it. Look, it's a RED Dell!! lol .. I'm just a little addicted to the color red *grin* A laptop won't take the place of my desktop PC but it is nice to have the portability of a laptop. I can sit in the family room, watch tv and surf around. It will also be nice to take on retreats with me. I've been spending time getting used to the Vista operating system .. I really like how pictures can be organized using Vista .. so far it's not a bad operating system.



yep it's a red mouse too! lol



I have been stitching when I'm not playing with my new toy ... I finished Bent Creek's Good Morning. I still need to put the charms on .. but I think it turned out really cute.


And here's Rosy ... not done yet, but she does have a head now! lol .. and funny legs on her back .. I'm going to work on her again tonight, heck with my rotation! lol ... I should be able to get her done while watching Lost and Celebrity Apprentice .. GOOOOOO TRACE!



Last year I finished a retreat piece from a class with Bent Creek called Tree of Me. The tree shows things that are all part of me, like coffee, red, animals, racing, reindeer, music, flowers and of course stitching. It's been sitting because I couldn't make up my mind how I wanted it finished .. did I want a pillow, or frame it, maybe sewed into a nice banner .. nothing was really jumping out at me so Tree of Me just sat in my finished stitching bag. That was until Vonna started her finishing service. I was so excited reading about Vonna's new venture and well it just jumped out at me that Tree of Me would be awesome on a box .. a couple of emails with Vonna and off to the mail went Tree of Me .. the box is home with me now and I have to tell you I am soooo happy with the finished project! The box is now in my stitching room being the home for my scissors. It's just perfect! I stole these pictures from Vonna ...






I hope everyone is having a great week!

I'm grateful for new toys ...



16 comments:

Kim B said...

Wow your new box is amazing! Vonna is a very skilled finisher!

And your other pieces look great!

monique said...

WOW... awesome box finish! And your red laptop is cool. Mine's boring old silver LOL

karen said...

great finish on good morning! and Rosy is looking great with a head! LOL I LOVE that box! I am gonna have to look at some of my pieces and see what can be shipped off to Vonna. Now get stitching on your Schoolgirl Lessons! jk big hugs

Vonna said...

I love that dell ;)
And what a cute mouse too!
Your stitching looks good...love that BC and Rosy is a sweetie!
So happy that you love your box! I loved it too when it was finished up :)

Barbara said...

I'm sitting here at my scratched-up silver Dell, being jealous of your beautiful shiny red one! Know what the first thought to cross my mind was? "Maybe I could cross stitch a cover for mine, like a book cover ..." LOL!!!

Hey, your stitching looks great! That chicken is funky. And Good Morning came out terrific! And Vonna's finishing of your cool BC piece is nothing short of incredible - WOW!!!

Heidi said...

Great new toy! I need one too for all those trips that DH loves but I dread. Your stitching looks great and I agree your tree looks great on that box. :)

Sonda in OR said...

That box is wonderful! A Vonna masterpiece! Rosy looks great and so does the Good Morning piece.

Sally said...

Wow I love your box Michele! Vonna did a wonderful job.

Also love your other pieces and your new laptop is wonderful!

Michelle said...

Vonna did a great job!! Love your box.

I got a red laptop too!! I just love it..I got the matching carrying bag from Dell but no red mouse :( Have fun with your new toy!

Michelle

Ruth said...

My heavens you've been busy --- and shopppy! I love your new red toy!!!!

Novice Stitcher said...

I love the Tree of Me! What a neat concept. It looks wonderful on the box Vonna finished for you. And oh that red Dell. My gray one looks very dull in comparison. The red is so cheerful!

Irene said...

Love your red dell. I also love red, till this last car of mine I always had a red one.

Courtney said...

I love that pattern!! I was wondering if I might be able to borrow it? I've been trying to track it down but I can't find it!!

Marie-P said...

Okay, never mind... I see that Good Morning is a Bent Creek Design. I will add that to my ever-growing list. :)
Vonna did a fantastic job on that box, really beautiful!

stitcherw said...

Love your new dell. I've been looking at the same type in the blue. I have an older desk model and have been thinking a laptop would be fun and useful.

Your Tree of Me finished up into a wonderful box. What a cute design and what a useful way to have it finished. Vonna is so clever.
Sue

K in NY said...

I love your box!! It's a really cute design, and the finishing is typical of Vonna - awesome.

The photo organization in Vista is the only thing that kept me from trashing it in favor of XP when I got my new PC. Not that I love it yet, but the photo organization and the ease of viewing them are GREAT.