Friday, May 21, 2010

Vonna the Miracle Worker

I know my stitching isn't the best. I plead the fact that I really haven't been seriously doing it for all that long, just a year or so. But when the finished product looks like below, well I think anyone would like these as a little gift. (It's all due to the finishing, I can assure you.)

I sent Vonna from The Twisted Stitcher Finishing Service a few of my pieces to be finished. They arrived to her last Saturday, and by Tuesday we were discussing what fabrics to use. I ended up going with her ideas, because, frankly, she's brilliant. I had stitched BBD's Bluebird twice, once in Aqua for my grandmother, and once in red for my mother. I asked Vonna to turn them into pin pillows. I wanted the one for my mother to be very plain, whereas I was wanting a more finished look for the one for my grandmother. I also sent along LHN's Queen Bee that I did for my sister in law. I don't have the items in hand yet, but Vonna said that I could share her gorgeous photos with you! (I'm drooling over them, and fully intend to stitch another Bluebird and Queen Bee for myself, just so I can have them in my home too!)

The Red Bird - for Mom. I asked for a more "minimalist" finish, as that's what my mother prefers.

The Bluebird - for my grandmother. I love the buttons Vonna chose.

Queen Bee - for my SIL. The colors are all Vonna, and I think they're perfect!

Don't you just LOVE Vonna's work! The Redbird is for my mother's birthday, in July. And, Queen Bee is for my sister in law, as a just because. So, thankfully I won't have to wait too long to give them theirs. It's going to just KILL me to wait on giving my grandmother her's though. Maybe I could give it to her for Grandparent's Day... I'll probably just send it on a Tuesday, and then have to come up with something else for Christmas. Although, I know that if Vonna finishes it, what I stitch will be gorgeous!

If I sound like I'm gushing, it's because I am. I could NOT be happier with these finishes. There's just no way to put how excited I am about the WHOLE thing.


  1. They are all beautifully finished! But you did a gorgeous work, too, Claudia! :o)

  2. The stitching is gorgeous all by itself, the finishing done correctly just enhances the beauty of the stitching :) It was beautifully stitched, I can attest to that!
    THANK YOU Claudia for the gushing, it did my heart some good today :)

  3. Gorgeous stitching and you definitely picked the right person for the finishing. These are perfect gifts!

  4. Anything Vonna does just makes your stitching look so inviting! Beautiful stitching & excellent choice of finisher. Your mom & grandmother will love these. Definitely do them for yourself also.

  5. How lovely works. Thanks for sharing

  6. Vonna did a fantastic job! Your stitching is just lovely!


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