Good morning and welcome, ya'll. Please come on in and visit for a bit. I am dying to share with you my little Spring Farmhouse cross stitch .
This little farmhouse is based on my Nanny's home which is about a mile down the road from where I live. I think it is the cutest.
Last month, I shared with you Spring on the Farm which featured a red barn, farm animals, and a tractor. If you missed it, click here to go to the post with the pdf. The barn was based on my grandparents' red barn which was located behind the white farmhouse. It was used as a hay and a tobacco barn.
Spring Farmhouse is a companion piece to Spring on the Farm .
These stitches are all based on my life on our family farms. There will be a 3rd stitch that I hope to share soon. It will be the pasture. I hope you come back to check it out. These would be so cute all stitched together. But since I was doing these at my leisure and on a whim, I separated mine.
My grandparent's lived in a little white Farmhouse that was built probably in the 30's. It had a large porch filled with rocking chairs, and a swing. The back of the house had a very low pitched roof. Behind the house was a clothesline where Nanny always hung her clothes out to dry until she got older, and then she opted to use the dryer. Large trees surrounded the house. There was not a tire swing at Nanny's, but we had one at our house.
Dad always parked in front of the house in his little red truck . Us kids would bale out of the back of the truck and rush up the steps to greet Nanny who was usually in the kitchen or her sewing room. This brings back such fond memories.
Since we lived only 3 miles down the road, we visited Nanny daily. We would always gravitate to the kitchen where we would eat something yummy that Nanny had prepared earlier during the day. Later, we would make our way onto the porch where we would chat and laugh at Nanny's antics. She was an amazing, good humored lady.
What is spring like on the family farm now? Calves being born, weeds being pulled, strawberries being tended to and seeds being planted. Busy time for my parents. The grandkids love to ride in the fields, take their fishing rods down to the pond or river, and they play in the yard. And of course there is porch sitting. On our farm, there are lots of little piggies that are tended to as well.
I finished this piece the same as I did the Spring on the Farm piece which was in a Dollar Tree unfinished wooden tray that I painted white.
I would be so honored if you added this small to your stitch list. You could have it whipped up in a day since it only measures 53 x 53.
Many of you know that I always leave this disclaimer: I am not a professional designer, and I do not have professional software. I do have to put each page on separate pdf downloads because of the devices I use. I apologize for that. Thank you for understanding.
Click here for the instruction page.
Click here for the black and white chart.
With "farmhouse" on my mind, I found the cutest free Farmhouse Printables that you might be interested in at the Cottage Market website. Click here to find 9 sweet free prints that would look so cute framed or used in crafting.
Thank you so much for visiting me today and allowing me the chance to share a bit of my childhood. It is nice to revisit days gone by even if it through stitching and chatting. Have a very blessed day, my sweet peeps. And as always...
Happy stitching ya'll
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