Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Betsy Ewe - A Patriotic Freebie

Good morning, dear friends. It is another beautiful spring day in my neck of the woods. The birdies are fluttering about the feeders and singing the sweetest tunes.
 Flowers are blooming and bees are buzzing.Well at least carpenter bees are.

  I am so happy you stopped by for a visit. I have been working on some patriotic stitches and loving every minute of it. I have gotten so caught up in stitching red , white and blue that I have already started decorating for the patriotic season. 

 Let me introduce you to sweet Betsy Ewe.  She is one of my newest patriotic stitches.  

Betsy is very similar to Erin Ewe which  I shared last month. Betsy is actually Erin's twin. Lol

Erin was in an Irish tweed cap awaiting St. Patrick's Day festivities.  So many sweet stitchers stitched her which warmed my heart. Thank you so much; you really made this gal happy.  

 Betsy sports a little American flag on her back and sits in Uncle Sam's Top Hat. 
 Two stars flank both sides of her. Only 5 floss colors were used in this one . I used DMC  to stitch  Betsy which included, blanc, black, 347, 930, and 782. These were all flosses in my stash. 
 I finished her on this cute Dollar Tree  unfinished plaque found in the craft section. It already had the jute cord; I removed it and painted it white. 
I am quite happy with  how thick the wood is; so this little piece can be hung or stand up on its own.  Pretty cool, hey.  ( It doesn't take much to get me excited - lol) .
 I added a teeny ripped black and white gingham ruffle from an old bed sheet as embellishment around the stitch.  Have I told you before how much I love thrifty quick finishes? 

If you are interested, you can stitch Betsy. Just click on the pdfs below.  Many of you know , but I always like to leave this little disclaimer.  

I feel very blessed by this community and love sharing my little charts, but I am not a professional designer. And I do not have professional software. Thank you for understanding that I  have to put each page on separate pdf downloads because of the devices I use. I apologize for that.  And I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and stitching my little designs.  

Click here for the instruction page. 

                                        

Click here for the chart designs. 




Before you leave I wanted to share my newest patriotic buy. 

Can you guess where it is from? You are right!! The Dollar Tree. Lol.  Our DT is getting in a few things which makes me so excited. Now, I needed this sign like I need a hole in the head , but it was too cute to leave behind. Lol.  I am sure I will find a perfect spot for it. 

Thank you so much for visiting me, my dear friends. It is always a delight . As always... 

Happy stitching, ya'll

Melisa 

                       

Where liberty dwells, there is my country- Benjamin Franklin

Hugs and stitches, 

30 comments:

  1. I love how creatively you finish off your projects. I don't ever seem to think outside the box in that regard.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Tammy . I have to admit that I struggle a bit on finishing. I have to finish on a small budget and love to use what I have if possible. But I am pleased when a piece comes together. Have a lovely week, dear.

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  2. She’s so cute!!! Thank you for sharing your sweet patterns with us.

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    1. Thank you so much, Penny. She was so fun to create. I have already started thinking of a Halloween one. lol. Happy stitching dear.

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  3. Betsy Ewe is darling, Melisa. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I had so much fun creating her, Robin. She stitched up in no time too. I think I will eventually add it to me patriotic tree. Thank you for the sweet visit, Robin. Hugs

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  4. So very cute! I am going to coffee/tea dye some aida tonight! Thank you so much!

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    1. Oh yah! I hope you enjoy it. It stitched up so fast for me. Have a very lovely week and thank you for the sweet visit and comment, dear.

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  5. You are both talented and generous. Thanks

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    1. Aww you are so welcome and thank you so much, Jacqueline. Big hugs and have a great week.

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  6. Aww... love your little Betsy Ewe design, Melisa! So very kind of you to offer us more of this cute series :) Enjoy your day, my friend ♥

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. She was a delight to stitch and especially to share. I hope you had a lovely weekend and Mother's Day. Hugs.

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  7. Thank you so much for this new pattern. My grand daughter thought the Irish ewe was really cute so I'm sure she'll love this too. I love how you finished it...didn't realize the DT had so many crafty things! Thank you for some great ideas!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Donna and I am so glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed Erin. Our DT has been getting in a lot of good crafty items which has been nice. I hope they keep it up. Fingers crossed. Have a wonderful week and I hope you enjoy, Betsy .

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  8. Thank you for the pattern! Will Erin & Betsy Ewe the start a series like the houses?

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    1. Aah you are so welcome, Gail and thank you. I think it will. I have already designed a Halloween and am thinking of others. I just love those sweet little sheep. Thank you so much for visiting and the great question. I hope you enjoy this little stitch.

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  9. I love it! Thank you so much!!

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    1. I so appreciate your kind words and your sweet visit, Carlie. I sure do hope you enjoy this little stitch.

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  10. Merci pour ce joli modèle que vous nous offrez.
    Vos finitions sont parfaites, c'est une très bonne idée sur ce morceau de bois repeint.
    Amitiés de France,
    Christel
    http://toilesetfils.blogspot.com

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    1. I so appreciate your kind words, Christel. I was very fortunate to find that little piece of wood. It is perfect ornament size too. I hope you enjoy this little stitch and thank you again, dear. Happy stitching.

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  11. Thank you so much for this chart. I loved the shamrock sheep and wanted to stitch it but didn’t get the chance. I kept looking at it and loved it. So now I can stitch it for the summer.

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    1. Aah you are so welcome, Kathy. I am so honored that you are putting her on your stitch list. I saw a lot of stitchers on IG stitch Erin Ewe. She was a cutie. Have a lovely week and hope you enjoy this little stitch.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennie. I am in full patriotic stitching mode . Lol.

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  13. Thank you for another beautiful design. She is a beauty.

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    1. You are so welcome and thank you for the sweet visit and comment. I sure hope you enjoy this little stitch. Have a lovely week, dear.

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  14. LOL I'm a Dollar Tree crafter. I always find something that can be used for finishing. I love how you used the fabric around your piece. I've been using more ripped homespun these days. Really adds that primitive touch. Your little sheep are adorable. Thank you for sharing your talent. Have a great day!

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    1. Lol the Dollar Tree and Goodwill are my favorite stores. Love those thrifty finishes. I enjoy using homespun too, but it is hard to come by around here. Have a great day, Angela and thank you

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  15. Melisa,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Love both of your Patriotic items especially the sign....
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. It is always a joy to visit you Deb. You are an inspiration. Thank you for the sweet visit , dear.

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