Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Wordless Wednesday- Quilts in the Wild

Good morning, ya'll and a very Happy Wednesday to you. It has been a few weeks since I posted a "not so Wordless Wednesday" post. This week's post is of quilts photographed outdoors. Hope you enjoy.

 


This little quilt was made from  a cross stitch freebie from Notforgotten Farms called Top Hat Jack .  

The quilt is made from old shirts. I appliqued the cross stitch on the burnt red fabric and used 2 strands of brown floss to make large x's along the edges.


 I ripped green and black shirtings and appliqued them with primitive stitches and added some big thrifted buttons.  Along the edges of the quilt I added a running stitch with 2 strands of brown floss. 

Thank you for the sweet visit . Have a beautiful day and as always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

Thank you for the sweet visit. 

Families are like quilts- Lives pieced together, stitched with smiles and tears, colored with memories and bound with love.   

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. Love and miss you, Amo.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Halloween Freebie Parade #2


Good morning , Autumn Sunshine. Oooh! How about let's start the 1st week of October out with a parade. - A Stitch Parade of past Halloween freebies. I have to admit it is a short parade, but the stitches are slowly growing. 
                    

If you would like to learn more about the stitches and get the jpgs , just click on the names and you will be directed back.

Prim Pumpkin House an Itty Bitty Freebie 

 

Willowisp Manor of Holler Lane

Happy Cat

Big Jack and Little Jaxs

Pinker n' Punkin Quilting Blogspot


Eeek! A Spider!












I am hoping to add more Halloween stitches in the future. Thank you for the sweet visit , my dears. Have a beautiful day and as always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

Thank you for the sweet visit. 

Halloween is not just putting on a costume, but its about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves. - Elvis Duran. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. Love and miss you, Amo 


Sunday, October 2, 2022

Stitchin' the Day Away

                    "I found my own true love,   On blue Sunday..."                                 The Doors

Singing the Sunday Blues. Nah! I am not blue, I have just been working on some blue quilt blocks.

Good Sunday morning, Pumpkins. How is the 2nd day of October treating you?   These last few nights there has been a chill in the air.  

 The leaves are slowly beginning to change color in the holler and a few have fallen to the ground. Soon we will have a quilt of colorful leaves blanketing the earth. 


   

Speaking of leaves. I finished the embroidery work in my 1st Camping block. This block commemorates when Mr. Pinker and I went camping at Oak Ridge.  

The blue goose block is the 2nd Camping Block representing Goosepond where we like to camp. 

Do you have a slow stitching project for Sunday?  My quilting project will be Cheri Payne's Santas. 

My embroidery is not fantastic. It looks like a 5 year old did it, but I am ok with that .😃 Lol I am a kid at heart. 

Dear Marianne gifted me Homespun Elegances "Delivering Plenty" so  for my Sunday cross stitch I am going to continue working on it. It has been my Thankful Thursday stitch, but I don't think ole' Tom turkey minds me working on him today . 



You know what? It  is Santa Sunday in my stitching rotation, I better choose an extra cross stitch to work on. Hmmm. ! I think I need to work on another stitch from dear Heidi at All My Scattering Moments. Today's Christmas stitch will be "Silent Night" which she posted on her blog in the Dec. 15th 2009 post. 

These are the stitches that I have completed so far from Heidi. 

For Design Wall Monday, I will be working on more butterfly blocks. All of the wings are stitched . Now I am adding the bodies. 

Time to Write My Goals for the Week . Have you jotted yours down yet? 

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

🧵 Work on the embroidery work on the Cheri Payne Santa blocks. I am quite smitten with these Santas.  Thank you so much, Joan for this pattern. 

🧵 Create Camping Block

🧵Work on Witchy Woman cross stitch. I have been working on this one for 2 years now. I do need to complete it. 

🧵Begin a new Mason Jar Cross stitch.

🧵FFO 2 more cross stitches

🧵Spend at least 15 minutes a day quilting on the Easter Quilt.

WOO HOO! Doing the Happy Dance! 💃💃💃💃100% complete on this past week's goals!!!

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

🧵  Finish Gingerbread embroidery

🧵 Spend at least 15 minutes a day quilting on the Easter Quilt.

🧵 Work on butterfly blocks. 

🧵Begin new house stitch. 

🧵 I may leave out on a week long vacation to Nebraska & Wyoming. I am still deciding on that. 

🧵Start and finish Heidi's Silent Night Freebie

🧵Begin a new Camping Adventures Block


Well I am off to stitch the day away. Are you doing the same? 

 As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

Thank you for the sweet visit. 

Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. Love and miss you, Amo.

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. 

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday

Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday

Kate at Life in Pieces for  Stitching Stuff ( Sunday) 

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

Melva at Melva Loves Scraps for Sew & Tell- Sunday

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making
Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday
Joy at Days Filled with Joy for This and That

Linda at Texas Quilt Gal for To Do List Tuesday - Tuesday

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Jacks, Cats and Chickens, Oh My! A Halloween Freebie

Good afternoon, ya'll Guess who is back !!!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!  It is Annie and the gals- her trusty hens, Edna, Dorothy and Alma. 


Where has this crew been? It has certainly been awhile since we have seen them in a stitch.  


If you do not know them, Annie is a hard working gal that has appeared in several of my stitches with her hens. 

She has tended to bees, a pumpkin patch as well as a corn patch, gathered roses, sledded and even  led a patriotic parade. Well, she still has more adventures to be had. And today she and the gals are enjoying some large Jack-o- lanterns as the black cats, Jimmie and Johnny, roam around. 


Little Alma is sitting on a pumpkin as Annie is tending to the cauldron. Hmmm What is she brewing? Perhaps fabric. 😀

 Normally Annie throws out a bit of corn for the gals to eat, but this time she has scattered candy corn and some purple corn kernels.   They are all ready for some "Chick or Treats" . 🐔🎃   

 I finished this piece just as I have all of the other stitches on a piece of foam board wrapped in batting. I added a ruffle and then mounted it to another fabric wrapped foam board. 


It is tacked onto an old wooden box that I purchased at the Goodwill. I just change out my  Annie and the gang stitches by the season. 

If you are interested in stitching Annie, please check out the images below, but first read my little note about my charts as of what has happened here recently. 

NOTE: Normally I have been able to create links to the charts and instructions which were in JPG form. For some reason, recent updates on Google Docs. has prevented me from doing that and I am not able to create a pdf without having to deal with storage issues.  Until I can figure out how to upload with the links , I am only able to put the images on the blog . Many dear stitchers say they right click, save the image and then print.  I think some have copied and pasted it to a Word document that they can print off as well. I hope you are able to find a way to enjoy this chart. You will have to click each page to save .  I am doing my best to get back to my normal method of sharing . Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and for all of the helpful tips and ideas. 

Many of you know , but I always like to leave this little disclaimer.  

I stitch my little designs for fun and to decorate my home. I feel very blessed by this community and love sharing my little charts, but I am not a professional designer. And I do not have professional software. Thank you for understanding . I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and for stitching my little designs.






If you missed any of the others and would like to visit their posts, just click on the names below. You will also find the charts there as well. 

  Bees, Blooms and Chickens ,Cornstalks , Pumpkins and Chickens , Snowflakes, Sledding and Chickens  ,  Roses, Hearts and Chickens ,  Bunnies, Baskets and Chickens , and  Stars, Stripes and Chickens 



Do you have any suggestions of adventures that Annie and the gals need to go on? I know they will eventually appear in a Thanksgiving and Christmas stitch. I just need to get my juices flowing on those stitches. 

I so appreciate that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you will come back real soon . Have a wonderful day and  ...

As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa 

Every day is Halloween isn't it? - For some of us. -Tim Burton

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤


Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy . I love and miss you Amo.  You loved your chickens, cats and all things Halloween. 

 

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