Monday, October 26, 2020

Farm Truck - Barnyard Christmas Freebie

No farm would be complete without 2 things- a farm truck and a farm dog. 

This little stitch  called "Farm Truck" is based on our farm truck . Yep! We have a red farm truck - not a vintage one, but an old truck that is used for farm purposes.It is dirty and smelly- yeah a regular farm truck .  My parents have an old farm truck too and it is red! Is that a requirement as a farmer?   I wish we had a vintage truck though.  
As a child , our family dog, Tiger,  used to ride along with us kids in the back of the truck as we went from field to field. About a week before Christmas, dad would go to the back field which we call "the bottoms"  and cut down a cedar tree.

 We would help drag it to the back of the truck. My sister and I  would hold the tree in the truck while Tiger usually opted to walk or run back home. We would then make our way home  to decorate the tree. Have you ever had a cedar Christmas tree?  The smell is wonderful, but it can be a bit prickly.  It was fun to decorate  the tree with popcorn, red balls and little wooden ornaments. Sometimes we would get tinsel and  blow it onto the tree which we thought was a lot of fun.

 Our tree never stayed up long. Mom was ready to have it gone by December 26th. So the day after Christmas, Tiger along with  the tree were loaded into the back of the truck; dad would then take the tree to "the bottoms" to dispose of it. 

"Farm Truck" is the 13th ornament in the Barnyard Christmas series. I designed these little stitches for my Christmas tree. I originally planned on 12 ornaments. I still have a couple of more in mind.  I may post more depending on when the tree goes up and how it looks. You know I like an overfilled tree. Lol.

I stitched 2 of these in an evening both on 14 count aida. One was stitched on coffee/tea dyed aida and the other on Rit Emerald Green aida. 

 The stitch is small and measures 31 x 31 which on 14 count aida that measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" . 

You can stitch this little farm truck too, just check out the pdf's below. Because I am not too tech savvy each page is on a separate pdf.  The pdf's may print out light - I do not have a professional set up on designing charts or the pdfs but I am working with what I have which is a good thing. 

For the instruction page , click here
For the color chart pdf, click here

For the black and white chart, click here

If you missed any of the other charts, you can click on the names below and you will be directed to those charts.  
Previous charts include: 

Chicken Sled ,   Santa's Ride ,  Special Delivery , Christmas BarnChristmas BucketChristmas Tractor , Santa on the Farm,  Mrs. Claus on the Farm , The Stockings Were Hung ,   Santa's Visit  ,  Hanging the Star .   and, Skiing on the Farm

I hope you are getting  excited about the upcoming  Christmas season. I am !  Just a few more days for me and guess what?  A tree is going up. Woo Hoo. I can not wait!  

I have enjoyed seeing so many of you stitch these little charts ,and I can not express how my heart leaps with joy each time I see one of my little designs stitched. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me, to stitch my designs and for leaving such lovely comments and bits of encouragement. You really have kept me motivated and inspired. Ya'll have really made a gal feel special, and I so appreciate it. 

 I truly hope you enjoy this little chart. Have a lovely rest of the week and as always... 

Happy stitching, ya'll


I would love to see your stitch. You can always direct message me on Instagram or use #pinkernpunkinquilting .


  1. Oh Melisa, this is adorable. And I loved reading the story behind your farm truck/dog stitch.

    1. Hi, Robin. Thank you so much. It was fun stitching this little truck and it brought back a lot of good memories. It even had me wanting to put up a cedar tree for Christmas. Lol. I hope you are doing well. Have a lovely rest of the week. Hugs, Melisa

  2. This is such a cute chart! What a wonderful Christmas memory! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I so appreciate you visiting me , Yvonne. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and it brings back so many fond memories. I hope you enjoy this little farm truck. Hugs, Melisa

  3. Enjoyed reading about your memories of Christmas. Thank you for another cute pattern. Since they are small and quick to stitch, I'm making a couple for each of the ladies in my sewing group. We don't get together during covid but we keep in contact by phone each week. Truly, thank you for your generosity. Patty McDonald

    1. Hi, Patty. Thank you for visiting me today and for leaving me such a lovely comment. It is so wonderful that you have a group of friends to enjoy this craft with and I feel very honored that you are making gifts for them using one of my designs. This one was a quick on to stitch. I hope you and the girls will be able to get together soon in person. I hope you enjoy this little stitch and again thank you for your sweetness. Have a blessed day. Hugs, Melisa

  4. Thanks so much for the sweet pattern. I can't wait to start stitching these for next year's tree. Thanks for sharing your memories too.

    1. Aaah thank you ,Suzanne. I hope you enjoy stitching these once you get started. I am very excited to put these on the tree. I have been seeing a lot of stitchers' versions of the ornaments and am in love with all of the versions. Have a beautiful day. Hugs, Melisa

  5. I’m so glad I happened upon your blog. You do so many creative things! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  6. Oh how sweet, Connie. I am so happy you visited me as well. I try to stay busy and it has been so wonderful to be able to share. If you told me a year ago that I would be blogging, I would not have believe it, but I am so happy I jumped into it. I hope you come back to visit. Have a lovely rest of the week. Hugs, Melisa

  7. Another cutie, Melisa! The pup in the back is the perfect touch! Hope you enjoy this last bit of October :)

  8. Melisa,
    These are all just darling!! And finding out that you actually have a red farm truck!! Who knew??/Thanks so much for stoppin gby!!


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