Friday, May 20, 2022

Churn Butter Churn


Another beautiful Friday has rolled around. Welcome, sweet friends. 


"Churn butter churn! Come butter come! 
Peter stands at the gait 
Waiting for a butter cake. Come butter come. "

I guess I am on a Churn Dash kick right now. Well, I will admit it is one of my favorite blocks along with the simple nine patch and four patch. 

                         

I have been churning out little large Churn Dashes with my Summer Days Quilt and small churn dash blocks for a doll quilt. 


I love Little Quilts , and I became quite smitten with the the Antique Churn Dash quilt in the Patriotic Little Quilts book. 




Used up loads of little patrioitic scraps. Sew much sweetness and sew much fun. Now it time to quilt this little baby and have it ready for the patriotic season. 
 
 

I am off to find some backing material. Thank you for the sweet visit , my friends. Have a beautiful weekend and as alway...

                                           Happy quilting, ya'll

Melisa

A man's bread and butter is only insured when he works for it. 
Hugs and Stitches!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤
Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy . Love and miss you. 

I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday

Alycia's of Alycia's Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant 

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party 

Frederique at  Applique Patchwork Quilting for Patchwork & Quilts 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Patriotic Parade

Hello there, friends. It is Patriotic Stitching Season , and   I thought today I would share a Patriotic Parade of some of my previous freebies. Not a lot of chatting but lots of photos and links to click if you would like to learn more about the chart. I hope you enjoy. 
Freedom paired with one of Blackbird Design's Emily Strawberry. 

America- A Patriotic Wordie Bowl Filler- no photo yet. 

Here is Liberty along with Sarah Jane's 1776 Saltbox .

Click here for Old Glory.

Red , White and Blue was a little bigger piece. 

Freedom Truck 

Beelieve in Freedom

Betsy Ewe 

                    

Stars, Stripes and Chickens 

Little  Liberty  Manor 

                        


Red, White and Ewe

Summer House 







 That's my Patriotic Parade in a nutshell. I think I have done pretty good on getting a few patriotic stitches completed in the last year. I am looking forward to sharing more in the future.   Now tell me are you working on patriotic stitching at the moment.   
Thank you for dropping in for a visit. Have a beautiful day and as always...
Happy stitching, ya'll
 Happy quilting and stitching ya'll

Melisa

America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence.  It is valor. - Paul Tsongas

Hugs and Stitches!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤
Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy . Love and miss you. 



Tuesday, May 17, 2022

It's a Beautiful Day and Freedom Saltbox- A Patriotic Freebie


                
           ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ“ป"See the sun shining in the window, 
          Time to start a new day. 
          Can't you hear the song bird singing?
          They're gonna sing out loud and say:
         It's a beautiful day for running in the sun, 
          A beautiful day has just begun. 
         A beautiful day to do what I want to do-o-o-o"
                

Good morning, ya'll. It is so joyous to begin the day with a song, and it is a beeautiful day! I hope your day is starting off with a sunshiny start!  

Please grab you a cup of whatever strikes your fancy. Well here, I have tea and yes I sip my ice tea in mugs. That's my excuse to buy cute mugs Lol . Don't tell Mr. Pinker. 

Be Blessed is a  freebie from my dear friend, Vicki at Stitchy McFloss blogspot

This is my newest mug that I got at the Dollar General while camping.  I haven't found them at my DG, but I am always keeping my eyes peeled for mug cuteness! 

Yesterday, I woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed thanks to a sweet birdie serenading to me on my window sill. I decided to take a drive to Lowes to see if there were any plants on sale. Oh , bummer ; no sales .  So I then went to Wally World where I found a couple of pepper and tomato plants to replace some that are looking pretty poorly.

 Being in the vicinity, I had to stop at the Goodwill. Let me show you my haul!! Loads of milk glass, and I even left some behind. Hmmm! I wonder if I should take another  trip to the Goodwill.  I am certainly in milk glass heaven right now.

  

In my previous post, I showed a photo of my newest stitch and finish - Hinzeit's Love Bees. 

My dear friend, PJ who knows I love bees sent me this chart. I finished it on a little clipboard that I had in my stash.

 I am pretty sure it had to have came from Wally World or Dollar Tree (the only 2 places I shop)  The clipboard does have an easel back and a small bow on it. 

                    

I decided to embellish mine so I pulled back the bow and added some old floral picks and jute. I just tacked the embellishments down with a tad of hot glue that way I can easily take it off if I want and then pull down the original bow .  

                   

Thank you again, PJ; I am so excited to add this to my bee collection.  

 Today I also wanted to share with you a new saltbox called Freedom Saltbox. 

  I am really loving the colors in this piece so much that I am going to use them in a little  sampler pinkeep that I hope to stitch and share soon.  

Click here for instruction page. 

Click here for Colored Chart.

Click here for Black/White Chart. 

I absolutely love seeing your saltbox stitches and each one is finished so beautifully. It just warms my heart.๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค— Thank you, all. 

 The other day I was looking at which is the most popular saltbox.

 The most popular is ..... Drum Roll, please. Crow Creek!  

Crow Creek  was the very  1st saltbox. 

The 2nd most popular saltbox is .... Spring Green Saltbox. 

 It is always hard for me to choose my most favorite. They all have a special place in my heart especially the one's named after family members.

 If you have missed any of the other saltboxes, just click on the names below and you will be whisked back to a previous posts for your reading pleasure, and you will also find links to the charts there as well. 

 Candy Cane Cottage , Thanksgiving House,  Autumn's Saltbox , Susan's Summer Saltbox ,    Crow Creek SaltboxOphelia Manor on Punkin Holler Lane ,  Willowisp Manor of Holler Lane  ,  Turkey Creek Manor ,  Winter Saltbox  , and Dorothy Mae's Spring House   ,  Spring Green Saltbox  ,  Katie Anne's Saltbox , Sarah Jane's 1776 Saltbox , Aunt Bea's Summer Home  ,  Christmas Eve Saltbox  , Edna Viola's Saltbox ,  Winter Manor  ,  Elizabeth Hartline's Saltbox  , The Tulip House  and Strawberry Saltbox . 

      

Oh, my gosh! I have gabbed your head off. I am so sorry for the long post. Before you leave let me leave you , your weekly reminder "YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!" Thank you so much , sweeties for the lovely visit and have a very blessed and joyous day. As always... 

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

Bee the best you can bee! 
Begin each day with a joyful heart. 

Hugs and Stitches!!! ๐Ÿค—❤๐Ÿงต

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy .I miss you , Amo . Love ya. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Getting er' Done and a Patriotic Itty Bitty Freebie


Well, a great big HOWDY, ya'll!!!! Welcome, sweetie pies. Please come on in and and sit a spell.

How was your weekend? I am sure very busy. Mr. Pinker and I had a very relaxing camping trip. On Saturday night, we even got to hear a bit of karoke at the pavillion. Quite entertaining, and kuddos to all who participated!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ How fun! But no not this gal, I did not dream of joining in.

No quilt tops were found on this camping trip, but I did get this Amercian Patchwork and Quilting book for just fifty cents. It was published in 1985.

Look at this gorgeous Churn Dash quilt.


And love this big hexi quilt.


I also purchased Need' L Love's "Meadow Threads" and Art to Heart's "Acorn Hollow" . Lots of cutie patootie projects in these books too.

So what is on the design wall today? Well, I finished stitching another one of my blocks that I am working on for my sister. This one is called "Run Like the Wind" . Amy was always on the move that is for sure.
I hope to design a new one today. I will probably share these later on down the line when I have more of them made.

Still more hour glass blocks need to be constructed for Lisa Bongean's Oh Say Can You Sew QAL.
Clue 2 is available for a few more weeks for free and then Clue 3 will be given. Don't forget to check out her Youtube as well.

I am thinking it is time for another Patriotic Wordie Bowl Filler . What do ya' think? I have loads of scrap aida that just needs to whittled down into a pretty projects.

Today's Patriotic Wordie is "America" .
Click here for the jpg chart. ( Sorry the chart is so wonky! I was off when scanning)

I haven't stitched this one yet . So another project to put on the agenda.

If you missed the last one . It was called Freedom A Patriotic Wordie Bowl Filler.

Freedom paired with one of Blackbird Design's Emily Strawberry. 

Wednesday I plan to do a patriotic parade of some of my previous freebies that is if the good  Lord is willing and the creek don't rise. 

Have you written out your goals for the week?  I bet you are going to be as busy as a bee.  


Did I Get er' Done?   Well.... Last week's goals were: 

✅1. Work on my Summer Days quilt blocks. 



✅ 2. Continue working on Oh, Say Can You Sew Quilt Along. 

✅ 3. Fully finish Hinzeit's Love Bees.  Eeh ! My dear friend, PJ gifted me this chart.  Thank you so much PJ.  I loved every stitch. ❤๐Ÿค—

✅ 4. Ball games. This is the last week at the ball park for awhile.

✅ 5. I plan on being a Happy Camper . We are going camping later in the week. 


๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ OH, yes I did Get ' er done! Now will I be as productive this week . Fingers crossed. 

What's the Plans for the Week?  Well....

๐ŸŒž1. Work on my Summer Days quilt blocks. 

๐ŸŒž 2. Continue working on Oh, Say Can You Sew Quilt Along. 

๐ŸŒž 3. Truckin' Along Tuesday- New start. 

๐ŸŒž 4. Work on a new Bee cross stitch. 

๐ŸŒž 5. Work on Butterfly quilt

Well this is my ramblings for the day. Thank you, my friends for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week and as always...


Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa
A smile is the shortest distance between two people!

Hugs and Stitches!!! ๐Ÿค—❤๐Ÿงต


Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. Love and miss you. 



  I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needle workers to meet.  


Kate at Life in Pieces for  Stitching Stuff ( Sunday) 

Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap - Sunday 

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making

Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday
Linda at Texas Quilt Gal for To Do List Tuesday - Tuesday


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