Sunday, February 12, 2006

Half Gone

Yes, half the baking I did yesterday is gone! But then that is what I expected since I was on cookie duty for church this morning. The family ate the cinnamon rolls for breakfast this morning. The rest of the cookies will probably be gone a week from now - argh! Some will go with the boys to their Cadet meeting on Thursday. And with all the cookie monsters around here, the rest will be consumed in short order! Sometimes I think if I made cookies more often, they wouldn't be such a treat where everyone wants to make sure he/she gets her fair share before they are gone - but I know that's not the case.

I've been getting in a little stitching the last few days, working on a freebie I've often seen on various blogs and always admired - Coeur Romantique from the Reflets de Soie website - just in time for V-Day.

Well, I have a few more of the VS Trunk Show photos to share with you! The remaining designs are large ones that stitching some of those smaller designs prepares you for. I wish I could have captured their full beauty, but you just have to see them in person to appreciate the lusciousness of the silk and the gorgeous color schemes Thea used. In an effort to share them with you as best I can, I have cropped and enlarged the main picture so you can more closely see some of the stitches, fibers, and beads.

Heirloom Christmas Sampler




19 comments:

Rachael said...

Wow- this is stunning- I had never seen it before. Thanks for the great pictures and the enabeling.
I can't imagine that one could bake enough cookies in a normal life time to satisfy any family. LOL The rolls is a good idea though. Maybe I will surprise my guys with some next weekend. I usually use a copycat recipe from cinnibon- do you have a favorite recipe?

Dawn said...

I love the tree! It is beautiful. Sounds like cookies (or any sweets) last about as long as they do at my house. LOL

Cathy said...

Baked goods don't last very long in our house either. There really were a quite a lot of projects in that VS trunk, weren't there?

Susimac said...

Beautiful Von, it looks really lovely stitched.

Love home made cookies and breads here too and they never last very long, but oh don't they make the house smell amazing.

Lana said...

More VS! Love it, love it, love it! Can I put in an order for cookies? =) he he! hope you have a great week! and happy stitching!
~Lana~

Lili said...

15 dozen cookies! It's a marathon!
This christmas heirloom is too beautiful! I need to find that chart! It's love at first sight!
Thank you, Von, for sharing all the wonders of your life!
Take care!

Lelia said...

Lovely VS projects from the trunk show!

I often tell my boys it takes me an hour to create a meal & they devour most of it in less than 5 minutes!!! I'm not much of a baker, though. Once in awhile.

Myrna said...

The VS pictures have been great! Thanks for sharing them.

Also, thanks for the head's up on the heart freebie. I may start that one next!

(Cookies wouldn't last long around here either!)

Connie said...

Von, off topic here, but Lizzie was wondering if she could have Kirsten's blog address or email address. She is enjoying talking with people on the internet now.

Thanks,
Connie

Connie said...

Hi Von! I just went and found Coeur Romantique! It is such a lovely pattern! What threads are you using? I think an overdye would be lucious! I may have to try that one of these years...will you post a pix?

Mylene said...

WOW! that's a lot of cookies!!!

The pictures looks great, Von and what an amazing sampler! Thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful pictures with us.

Patti said...

Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful photos. The pieces are just incredible.

Litla Skvís said...

Oh wow! *wipes drool of keyboard*
I am just in awe!

Carol said...

Oh there it is - my favorite VS Sampler! I just knew it had to be in that box too!! LOL Just so gorgeous - thanks for sharing!

Sylvie said...

Oh my, your VS sampler is stunning!

Katrina said...

Hi Von, thank you for sharing this sampler, its just beautiful, and after recently acquiring the chart, your pics make me want to start it right away :)

Kath said...

So gorgeous Von. What a treasure that will be for you.

Jenna said...

Thanks for close up photos on the Heirloom Christmas Sampler, Von. It is a longer one and I have been contemplating it, but seeing the details totally sold me on it! Now, I just have to choose which colorset, but I think the photos sold me on that, too. ;)

Heather said...

What a beautiful sampler. You've sold it to me for certain.