Sweet Vonna

Vonna, you have outdone yourself this time!

I had the good fortune of having Vonna as a partner on the Stitching Bloggers "Potting Shed Exchange" (garden theme) and Vonna stitched a cheerful Waxing Moon design called "Love builds a garden" and finished it as a picket fence standup display. Vonna I am dying to know if you created this little fence all by yourself... it is so perfectly matched to the cross stitch design that I think you must have! The colors and shape of the flowers, even the little fence, all suit the stitching so well. Your finishing creativity is absolutely amazing. I have placed it with my plants in the window where I think it looks quite at home.




She also treated me to some garden goodies -- soft pink garden gloves and matching trowel, a cute little ladybug ornament and some mini terra cotta pots to grow daisies and marigolds.



Vonna, big hugs to you. I was having a really "down" day yesterday and when I stepped outside my apartment door to discover your HUGE package, it really brightened my spirits! Thank you, my friend! I know this was a labor of love, and it has truly blessed me.

25 comments:

Vonna said...

Hurray! I'm glad you liked it! :)
All the wooden pieces were separates and I bought them all painted them and glued them together :) The fence was already painted white, but I painted and glued on everything else :)
So glad it brightened your day!

Judith said...

Oh how beautifull that is.

KarenV said...

What a fabulous exchange! Vonna did a great job - such creating finishing :)

KarenV said...

Ugh! That was meant to be "creative finishing" ;)

Isabelle said...

Vonna did a great job. She always outdoes herself with exchanges, doesn't she. This is all so pretty.

Hazel said...

Wow what a fab finishing idea!

Annemarie said...

That's lovely, Rachel. I'm glad to hear Vonna could cheer you up. She's a great cheerer upper!

Wendy said...

What an outstanding exchange! Vonna is an excellent finisher and so amazingly creative.

Katrina said...

Beautiful! What a great surprise to receive in the mail :-).

S said...

What a great exchange piece, Vonna is very creative. =o)

xstitch.nl said...

That Vonna, she is an amazing stitcher and finisher!! Isn't it incredibly creative?!! And it looks sooo perfect near your window!!

Tanya said...

What a great exchange!

Carol said...

Oh Rachel - you lucky girl!!!

Sharon said...

Great exchange! Vonna does such beautiful work. Lucky you.

Lavender Rose said...

Rachel, you are so lucky! That was such a creative gift from Vonna! And I also love the MA you sent...so pretty.
Deb in FL

tkdchick said...

vonna did an aamzing job!!!

Margaret said...

What an adorable gift from Vonna - she did a fabulous job!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful gift you received Rachel! I can see how it would brighten your day. She did a very nice finishing and stitching job. Enjoy your gift!

Nancy
P.S. I'm so happy that you enjoy following my kitchen pinkeep progress, and I appreciate your comments.

Lizzy said...

Oh, such a beautiful exchange from Vonna, Rachel!!! She is always so creative! I know you must be thrilled and what a wonderful *pick-me-up* for you!!! :-)

anna said...

Oh I saw this earlier on Vonna's blog, you LUCKY girl!! :) :) :)

Cathy said...

Vonna comes up with some pretty great finishing ideas. Lucky you!

Renee said...

When I see such wonderful items I just think that i'll never do exchange. I couldn't send such lovely pieces. I'm very glad that you got them. Your home will be brighter than it already was. I wish you a very good week end.

Anita said...

Yes, Vonna did a beautiful job on your exchange and all the goodies. Thank you for stopping by my blog and left me comments.
You have such a lovely blog as well, lot of neat finishes.

lena-lou said...

This is so gorgeous, I love how Vonna makes these :-)

tkdchick said...

Vonna does fantastic work!