Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Honey, I'm home ...

What a great week in South Carolina .. lots of beach time, girl time, stitching time, and oh sooo much laughing. I have so much to blog about from the Pals Fall Fling, over 300 pictures to share and a few stories .. but I need to get more organized .. so instead I will show off some finishes that Vonna did for me. I "borrowed" these pictures from Vonna's finishing blog ...

Quite an elegant reindeer, don't ya think??


Vonna made Rosie into a pinkeep ...


perfect backing fabric for Rosie ...


This is a oversized tuck type pillow. I wanted a big opening because my plan is that every New Year's Eve, I'll add another year ... I love the happy party colors Vonna used ...


DH really liked the backing fabric on this one


Heart in Hand's Thanksgiving Bird was made into a flatfold ...


the backing fabric is cute cute cute!
another very elegant reindeer ...
love the backing fabric on this one .. so did DH :)

This has to be my favorite ... the box finishing was definately the right thing to do ...

and the inside of the box .. now what to use the box for?!
Ok .. one little bit about the Fall Fling before I close. Last year's theme was the beach .. here's a picture of the table decorations ...
At some point in the evening my table got silly with the table decorations .. we eneded up hanging flipflops from our glasses ...
Before this years Fall Fling, I was trying to think of something to stitch for my friends/roommates as a little gift .. I decided to stitch the flip flops from Lizzie Kate's Summer Crazy chart, then I sent them off to Vonna to finish into scissor fobs .. I think they turned out sooo cute and the girls loved them!


more pictures later ...

I'm grateful for pretty finishes ...



18 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh my!! These pictures are gorgeous!! So much lovely stitching and the finishing is superb - Vonna did a great job eh?
Sounds like a fun time, look forward to hearing more about it!

becca said...

great stitching and the finishing is awesome. Vonna did a great job. Sounds like you had fun at the get together. Can't wait for more pics.

xstitch.nl said...

Wow, Vonna really outdid herself, that Reindeer Pillow is stunning, and I just love those flipflop fobs!! What a sweet and fabulous gifts!

Nicole said...

Great pictures Michele! I love all of Vonna's finishes. I especially love the little scissor fobs - they were so cute!! :)

statrat said...

I love Vonna's finishes! Very cool!

If I sing you a lullaby can I get a scissor fob too? LOL J/K

Miss you!

Sharon said...

BTW - I'm statrat. Not sure why it showed up that way!

Sally said...

Wow Vonna's finishing is gorgeous!

Sounds like you had a great time. Can't wait to see more pics!

staci said...

Oh my! ALL of the finishes are absolutely fabulous, you must be thrilled!!! It must've been like Christmas opening them up...did Vonna mail it to you in Santa's big red bag???

Jennifer said...

Those are some seriously great finishes - your house is going to look lovely during the holidays!

Cindy F. said...

Vonna does an awesome job with her finishes!! Everything is so pretty and fun! What a great idea with the flip flop fobs!

Shelleen said...

I love all the finishes that Vonna did for you. Makes your pieces outstanding. Wish I could have been there in MB with you , this year and I sure do remember last year with our flip flops LOL.

DaisyGirl said...

It looks like you had a blast! Ya know, I just might need to try to attend one of those flings one day, or host one myself!
Donna

Vonna said...

I'm glad you liked everything Michele :)
And now I see the importance of the flip flops! :)

Carol R said...

Great pictures and some lovely stitching by you and finishingn by Vonna!

Sonda in OR said...

It sounds like such a fun time. I really want to go!! All of your finishes are wonderful! Vonna did an awesome job!

Lizzy said...

Oh, my Sweety!!! What gorgeous stitching and finishing, Michele! Vonna's finishing is beautiful and each and every one displays your beautiful stitching perfectly! I love the Reindeer pillow and Rosie is sooo cute! Good grief I couldn't pick a favourite as I love them all!

You've been so busy with your stitching and have sooo many lovely finishes!

And I can't wait to read more about your PALS retreat at Myrtle Beach and see more photos!!! I would sooo love to go... maybe next year! Myrtle Beach is about a 3 hour drive from me...

Thank you so much for all your sweet thoughts and encouraging words, Hun...

{{{Hugs}}}

stitcherw said...

The finishes are gorgeous. Your stitching is lovely and Vonna's finishing of them is just outstanding, she's set them off perfectly. Glad you had such fun on your getaway, sounds like a blast. Your flipflop fobs were so cute, what a fun surprise to give everyone.
Sue

Dani - tkdchick said...

Vonna did a fantastic job on the finishing for you!