Monday, February 1, 2021

Roses, Hearts, and Chickens - A Sweet Little Freebie

 Happy February !  Valentine decor is going up and guess who had to show up to the party.  Annie and the gals!


 Roses, Hearts, and Chickens

  If you have not met, Annie, Dorothy Mae, Edna, and Alma they have been appearing on several little seasonal stitches these last few months.  Annie is a busy young woman who loves her 3 special hens. They are always close by whether Annie is tending to the bee hives as in  Bees, Blooms and Chickens or picking pumpkins as in Cornstalks , Pumpkins and Chickens .



Why even this winter, Annie and the girls went out for some winter fun in the snow in  Snowflakes, Sledding and Chickens

This time Annie is gathering hearts and roses for a special delivery.

 Dorothy Mae is manning the cart which is being pulled by Annie. Edna and Alma are scampering around ; hopefully they are going to be helping gathering up some special Valentine treats for the ones they love. 

I always finish these pieces on a little wooden box that I purchased at the Goodwill.

          

I mount my stitching on a piece of foam board that has 2 layers of batting on it. I embellish the piece with a simple ruffle.  This time the bottom foam board was covered with  fabric from one of my daughter's dresses that she wore when she was 5 or 6. Oh how it warms my heart to  reminisce of days gone by  when my oldest daughter was running around  in her little red sundress. 

                    

This stitch is a small measuring 54 x 51 . I stitched mine on 14 count aida which gives it a measurement of 3 7/8" x 3 5/8". 

                

If you are interested in stitching Annie, check out the pdfs below. Now remember I am not a professional designer nor do I have professional software. The pdfs may print out light and I apologize for that.  I also have to put them on 3 separate pages.  

Click here for the instruction page. 

Click here for the colored chart. 

Click here for the black and white chart. 


It is a thrill for me to come up with ideas for Annie and the crew. I really am enjoying using this box too. It is a perfect place to hide little treasures. 



Thank you for visiting me, Annie and the gals.  I hope that you will come back and visit again. Have a lovely day and as always...

Happy stitching, ya'll

Melisa

It would be such a delight to see your stitches. You can always tag me on Instagram using #pinkernpunkinquilting or Direct Message. 

May your day be filled with love and laughter. 

21 comments:

  1. Love the new chicken stitch. Will try to finish for Valentine's for my urban farmer. My daughter has 7 chickens in Bristol, Ct.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much for visiting and for putting this on your stitching list. It stitched up fast so you should have no problem getting it done for your dear urban farmer. I hope you enjoy this little stitch.

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  2. Giga mercis pour ces adorables freebies !
    Bisouuuuuuuuuuuuus

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    1. Oh thank you so much for your kind words. I hope you enjoy this little stitch as much as I did. Happy stitching.

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  3. You are sew talented and generous. Thanks. I like that you recycle and repurpose. I try to and love my thrift shops.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much for your kind words. Jacqueline. It is just in my nature to try to reuse, recycle and repurpose . It does five me a rewarding feeling. And lol my favorite store is the thrift shops. You never know what you will find. Hope you have a great rest of the week and thank you for visiting.

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  4. Love this cute chart! Thank you so much!

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    1. I had a ball creating this little design, Lori. I am getting a little obsessed by the little characters. Lol. I hope you enjoy this design and thank you so much for visiting and leaving such a kind comment.

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  5. This is so adorable, Melisa! Thank you for sharing your piece1

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. You are always so supportive and encouraging which means so much to me. Hugs.

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  6. The sledding chickens is my favorite! Too adorable.

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    1. Lol thank you so much. Those sweet hens do look pretty cute taking a ride on the sled. It is fun to stitching these little characters and changing them out each season. Thank you again for leaving the sweetest comment and for visiting.

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  7. Cute story of Annie and her chickens. I think the chicks on the sleigh are my favorite too.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Bonnie. I love stitching these gals up and trying to come up with what they are going to do next which also can be a challenge . I so appreciate your sweet visit and hope you have a blessed week.

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  8. I just discovered your blog this morning and what a treat it is!! I love Annie and her chickens!

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    1. Aah thank you so much. I am so glad that you visited me and found something you like. I so appreciate you leaving me a kind comment as well. It means the world. Have a beautiful day.

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  9. Thank you! I was hoping for a Valentines chicken piece!

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    1. Aah you are so welcome and thank you. I just had to have those hens in a Valentine stitch. Lol. Hope you enjoy it.

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  10. Aah you are so welcome and thank you. I just had to have those hens in a Valentine stitch. Lol. Hope you enjoy it.

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  11. Sigh, another wonderful little series I'm enjoying seeing. I love how you finish things and then explain what you did. I'm a total dweeb at things like that. =)

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    1. Oh thank you so much,Susan. I love this series since the characters are named after my family members.

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