Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A Chicken Sledding? A Christmas in July Freebie

Are you participating in Jolly July and getting in some Christmas stitching? I plan on doing a little. Last year, I worked on a lot of Christmas projects in July, but this year I decided to make it a little simpler and do one big project and some small ornaments.  I LOVE Christmas and come November 1st ( maybe sooner) Christmas trees will be popping up all over my house. I love to do themed trees and have been wanting to do a farm themed one for years. Lol I  have a farm so why do I not have a farm tree? So among the many farm ornaments I am  currently working on, I decided to try to chart some of my own and the first one is called "Chicken Sled". I thought maybe all of  you "farm themed" cross stitchers might want to stitch it  and add to your Winter farm decor too.  Now remember, I am not a professional designer ; I am learning and playing with charting and am  loving every minute of it.  


 This design is a small at only 31 x 31. I stitched 2 in a few hours.


Both were stitched on 14 count aida, but one was on tea/coffee dyed aida while the other was stitched on Emerald green Rit dyed aida. 

The first one, I stitched as an ornament and finished it on foam board. I attached it onto 2 fabric covered pieces of foam board . The trim is jute twine from the Dollar Tree that I tripled, twisted, and glued in place. I added a raffia bow ( raffia from the Dollar Tree) ,  some greenery and called it a finish. 


The 2nd one was an experiment using the Rit Emerald green dye, and I think I like it. I finished it the same way, but the trim is homespun twisted and glued in place. The stand is from the Dollar General for only $4.00. 






I hope you consider stitching this little guy, and if you do, I would love to see it. Of course you can change it up to however you would like it.  As always ... 
Happy Stitching ya'll
Melisa
If you have trouble printing it, just direct message me on Instagram and I will see what I can do. I only know how to scan the charts and enter them right now. 

11 comments:

  1. Hi Melisa!
    This is so cute! Great job finishing and so very sweet of you to give this chart to everyone.
    I will for sure add this to my to create list. Love your blog too!
    Hugs,
    Debbie J

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  2. Oh thank you so much, Debbie for such a kind compliment and for checking my blog out. She was a fun one to stitch. I hope to maybe add another one to go with her soon.Happy stitching , Melisa

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  3. Just found you. Thanks for the free charts. Can’t wait to get home and start the chicken sled this evening. It will also be great for my granddaughter who has just started stitching. Will be following you from here on out. Thanks for all your ideas.

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    1. Oh I am so excited that you joined me. I am all new to blogging and charting so I am learning lol. I am so tickled that you are going to stitch this design and that your granddaughter is too. That just warms my heart. I am hoping to post more to go along with this one. Thank you so much for following. It really means a lot. Happy stitching Melisa.

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  4. So cool! But, how do you print? When I right click, print isn't one of the options?

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    1. Hey Robin. I am so sorry it took me so long to get back with you. I am working off a chromebook and when I click on the photo, it brings it up larger and I go to the print in the tools section on my tool bar in the corner. I then adjust the scale to 200 but it may be different for you . I am not too good at "tech work". Lol But if it won't come up I will send it to you. I haven't figured out how to do the pdfs yet.

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  5. This is so cute Melisa! Thank you so much for the freebie! I will also have to be on the lookout for that stand. Our DG seem to be so random with their products and stocking just within our county.

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    1. Oh you are so welcome and thank you. That is the way our Dollar General is too, though I live in a rural area, we have 6 in our county so sometimes I can visit more than one and try to find some deals.

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  6. These vignettes are absolutely adorable!!!!I LOVE Christmas too and even have a Christmas Blog!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Thank you so much,Deb. I am a kid at heart and LOVE Christmas too.I enjoy going all out. Lol. Hugs, Melisa.

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