Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Santa's Ride- A Christmas in July Freebie

Hey ya'll. I hope you are enjoying a little Christmas in July stitching.  Some of you may know that I decided to design my own little ornaments along the farm theme in hopes of creating a farm themed tree this year. . This  week I have Santa's Ride as my Jolly July ornament. 

What farm would not be complete without a cow.  Well this little  prim Santa decided to hitch a ride on this cow's back. When I stitched her, I thought about the 1997 animated Christmas movie "Annabelle's Wish" which was about a young calf that dreamed of being a reindeer.  My girls loved that movie when they were young. So this ornament brings back some  fond memories. 


Now this is a very small ornament. I stitched mine on 14 count aida which brings the finished size of the stitch to about 2  1/4" square. I actually stitched 2 of these in a day so they whip up fast. 

One was on coffee/tea dyed aida and the other was on Emerald Green Rit dyed 14 count aida.  

I mounted mine one layer of thick cardstock board and one layer of foam board wrapped with old homespun. The bow was created from ribbon from the Dollar General which I love. I also used ripped homespun and jute twine from the Dollar Tree to create cording for each of the ornaments. 



If you didn't  see last week's ornament, Chicken Sled, I hope you check it out and maybe consider stitching it too.    Also I would love to see your stitch so if you post on Instagram , tag me and use  #pinkernpunkinquilting  


As always,
 Happy Stitching, ya'll.
Melisa 

9 comments:

  1. Hi, Melisa. Your foyer looks so pretty dressed up for either patriotic or late summer. Both are so colorful and so much eye candy!!! Thanks so much for sharing them and thanks for sharing your adorable xs freebies. Too stinkin’ cute!
    Jenny

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenny. Lol I do like color. The foyer is one of my favorite little areas to decorate. I think because I can put up the quilts. And you are so welcome on the freebies. I sure do enjoy making them . I hope you enjoy them.

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  2. Both are darling! Well done, Melisa!

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  3. Hey, Robin. I so appreciate it. Hubby likes them on tea dyed and I keep going back on forth on whether I like the ornaments on tea dyed or green fabric. Lol. I can not wait to get them all done and then focus on what else to put on the tree come Christmas.

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  4. Melisa you are so talented! And very giving. Thank you for these sweet stitches. I will be adding them to my "Wanna Stitch" list. I also love all your summery goodness!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Debbie. You are so sweet. I sure am enjoying creating and stitching these little pieces as well as sharing them.

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  5. Love your stitchery! I wish I was able to do this but with my eyesight and arthritis that seems to be popping up in my fingers, it is too hard for me to do,,,I am not stalking you, I am just interested in seeing what you have already posted that I missed!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  6. Aah thank you so much, Deb. I am so happy to be able to chat with you via blogging. It is so nice to interact with someone that I have similar interests with. I have read your blog for years and always love your seasonal decor. You are an inspiration to me.

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  7. Hi, I have been trying to print the barnyard ornaments and when I print them they are so small. Is there a PDF

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