Saturday, September 19, 2020

Prim Pumpkin House- An Itty Bitty Freebie


Well hello there, punkin. Thank you for coming to visit today.  
It is a little overcast here today, and the temps have cooled down. Such a nice day to be outside doing a little stitching here. I have spent the morning sitting on the porch at Mom's, but now I am back home ready to do a little quilting and piddling around the house. Last night I worked on an itty bitty stitch called Prim Pumpkin House.

This little jack is sporting a little house on top of his head and the key is right there to open the door. 

I had originally planned to stitch the house in a white or cream color, but at the last minute I  chose DMC 646.   I am quite happy with the results. 
He is just perfect size  to sit  in this small wooden bowl that my sister gave me unless I decide to use this bowl as a finishing piece for another stitch that I have completed. But Jack sure does look snug as a bug in a rug in that bowl. 

This sure is a small stitch with a design size 27 W x 30 H. On 14 count aida that would  measure 1 7/8" x 2  1/8" . So you know what that means- Woo Hoo ! A quick stitch!

I stitched mine on 14 count tea dyed aida, and of course I used scrap fabric. You know I do not throw those little pieces away. 
 I just used 6 flosses DMC 898, 919, 310, blanc, 319, and 646, but you could use whatever makes your heart happy. 

 You could stitch this itty bitty piece too. Just scroll on down to the pdfs. It sure would make me happy for this little pumpkin house to join your fall collection. If you do not like the jack o lantern, stitch it without a face. 
For the pdf of instructions , click here  . 



For the pdf of the color chart, click here




For the pdf of the black and white chart, click here


When I stitched this little piece, I started out on the bottom left hand corner. I was able to get 2 rows of orange in before the need to reload my floss. That is when I went ahead and stitched Jack's mouth, nose, and eyes. I then proceeded onto his stem. Now I have to be truthful . I can not stitch a design without making mistakes- yes even my own designs. Lol. I left out a row in my Jack's stem so my finished piece looks a little different than charted . I did not realize it until I was down to the last motif for me to stitch which was the key. So my key looks different and touches Jack, but when I do restitch him . I will try my darndest to stitch him correctly. Lol.

There have been 2 other free Halloween Itty Bitty Charts. Click their names to go to the post and the pdf downloads. They are  Big Jack and Little Jaxs ,  and Happy Cat


Doesn't Prim  Pumpkin House look so cute in my 3 tiered tray? 
Well I am off to enjoy this cooler weather. Have a wonderful day and as always...
Happy stitching, ya'll
Melisa
Oh, before I forget. I would love to see your stitches. Just use #pinkernpunkinquilting and you  can always direct message me on Instagram. 

15 comments:

  1. Love to see your decor for different seasons. Thank you so much for all the free patterns. You are very talented. Patty McDonald

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    1. Thank you so much, Patty for visiting me and for such a sweet comment.I love changing out my decor seasonally and it has been a joy to add cross stitch in the mix in the last couple of years. I have always enjoyed creating and pulling out the quilts. I have been working on a Halloween quilt today. And you are so welcome on the charts. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. Have a blessed day. Hugs, Melisa

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    2. Thank you for all of these lovely free patterns! This is my first time here and I've enjoyed reading.

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    3. Oh you are so welcome and thank you so much for visiting me and for your kind words. I have only been charting for a short time just for fun and it has been a blessing that I have been able to share. I hope that you will come back for a visit. I hope to post more in the future as long as I am able. Hugs, Melisa

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  2. Thanks so much for all the fun free patterns! Your designs are fun to stitch and I love to see how you finish them. Take care💚

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Cindy. I have a lot of fun creating and stitching them and even more sharing them. I am limited in my resources so I always try to be as thrifty as possible in my finishes. I enjoy seeing how others finish their pieces too; there is so many possibilities and inspiration out there. Thank you so much for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Melisa

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  3. I have downloaded all of your amazing Freebies. Have you ever thought about Etsy? I know someone else has suggested it. I would be more than willing to pay for your adorable quick, easy, and adorable designs.

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    1. Oh how sweet of you. Thank you so much for visiting me and for the warm words of encouragement and for the support.I just can not tell you how humbled I feel and how grateful. You really made a gal feel good. I have had a number of kind stitchers suggest an etsy which I feel so flattered especially since I have only learned how to chart 4 months ago as a relief from covid stress. I was surprised when I showed a chart and a dear stitcher was interested so I just made up the blog and started putting some of them on here. It brings me so much joy to share and give back a little because this whole community has been awesome. But you and other have definitely given me food for thought if I ever decide to start another career. Thank you again for being so sweet. Hugs, Melisa

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  4. Melisa,
    I LOVE those 3 sweet little houses in your pictures!! They are absolutely adorable!!! I was able to set up my Harvest Village in the Living Room yesterday on top of the TV entertainment center....Lots more work to do in the Living Room, changing over to Fall.....Thanks so much for stopping by again!!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. I can not wait to see your Living Room all decked out in its Fall decor and especially the Harvest Village. I so love visiting you and always get so much inspiration. I can not wait to see your fall tree this year too. Thank you about my little houses . I got those at the Goodwill not knowing that they were canisters. They were all taped up but I just like them displayed on their own. Thank you for visiting, Debbie and have a great week. Hugs, Melisa

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  5. Love seeing your finishes and truly enjoy seeing your displays, Melisa! Have a blessed Sunday!

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    1. Hi Robin. I hope you have had a great weekend. I wish you could be here in person and we could sit and stitch and chat all day long. Thank you for your kind words about my stitches and decor. I really get into the fall and then the Christmas season once it rolls around. I hope you had a blessed day as well. Hugs, Melisa.

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  6. Thanks so much for this cute freebie. You are so generous with your patterns.

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    1. You are so welcome , Suzanne and thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a such a nice comment. I hope you enjoy this little guy. I have a thing for stitching smalls and enjoyed every stitch in this guy. I hope you will come back and visit. Have a blessed upcoming week. Hugs, Melisa

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  7. Thank you so much for the Happy Cat download . . . it was just what I was looking for! Have a wonderful day!

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