Friday, December 10, 2021

Glad Tidings and Barnyard Christmas freebie

It is a fabulous rainy Friday here in the holler. It is supposed to rain for the next two days. In fact , Saturday supposed to be downright nasty with chances of wind gusts.  Rainy days means it is a great time to hunker down in the quilt room and enjoy fabric , needle and thread. Don't you think?  

Last Friday began Pam Buda's of Heartspun Quilts Glad Tidings  Sew Along .  Part 1 was posted Dec. 3, 2021.


And in no time flat, I had the main units stitched up. 

Part 2 of the sew along will be posted today. But guess what? 

I went ahead and sewed my little quilt up!😀🧵 It was such a quick and enjoyable quilt to work on.  I alternated my reds and greens compared to Pam's.


Next week perhaps I will spend my time quilting. it. 

Last night, I did a little finishing on another Barnyard Christmas ornament. 


This one is called Christmas Stack . 


I have been wanting to try to stitch a horse  for the Barnyard series for so long.

 I am going to name this horse Marjorie after my daughter's horse that she had for a very short time. 

 A teeny little sheep and pig is stacked on the horse's back. So cute.

If you would like to stitch this little piece , please check out the links below . 

Many of you know , but I always like to leave this little disclaimer.  

I stitch my little designs for fun and to decorate my home. 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 Instruction page. 

Click here for Colored Chart. 

Click here for Black / White Chart. 

If you missed any of the Barnyard Christmas 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 .   , Skiing on the Farm  Farm Truck  , Baking on the Farm , and Christmas Goat  and Bringing Home the Tree  , Christmas Stocking .

I am so grateful for the sweet Friday visit and for all of the kind comments on my blog and Instagram. You always make my day ! I hope you stop back by tomorrow where if nothing goes wrong I will post another Prim Winter ornament. 

 Happy Quilting and Stitching, ya'll


I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

Alycia's of Alycia Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop-Friday

Rebecca Grace at Rebecca Grace Quilting for TGIFF- Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant  - Friday

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party - Friday 

Frederique at  Applique Patchwork Quilting for Patchwork & Quilts     - Saturday

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday

The magic of Christmas never ends and the greatest gifts are family and friends. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my sweet sister, Amy who loved animals and the farm so much. 

Ole' Jack says " Ya'll come back now, ya hear!"


  1. Your little quilt is very cute, happy quilting!

  2. jolie courtepointe et merci pour la grille, bonne journée

  3. I love the barnyard piece - saving it with the rest of the barnyards. Sure hope I can get all of these done! Dd will love these.

  4. Your little quilt is pretty! And the barnyard stack is adorable!

  5. You must never rest! Thanks so much for the next installment of the Barnyard series!

  6. Sweet barnyard ornament you created, Melisa! I love your little quilt top that you created. Enjoy your Friday!

  7. Love how your little quilt top turned out, Melisa--so festive and fun! And your newest barnyard chart is darling--especially like Marjorie the horse :) Hope you have a lovely creative weekend ♥

  8. Thank you, thank you so much, Melisa. The barnyard stack is so cute, and I love your newest quilt top. I am knitting, knitting an afghan/coverlet for my grandson, it will be about 60"x70". Why do I always end up trying to beat the clock??? Too many sweet and wonderful patterns to indulge in and then time seems to fly faster in December than any other months, LOL. Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful day. Love and hugs from Arizona. (We had rain last night, but we could use a lot more. None on the scene until Tuesday:()

  9. Oh that is a very cute little quilt - but!! your horse stitched piece - that is just my favorite this week!! How cute is that!!! Hope your rain is a good thing ( if not send it to me) and that you stay warm and safe!!!!

  10. Pretty little quilt,and your new embroidery is so cute! Love the pink piggie on the horse's back ;)
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up!

  11. Lovely little quilt, Melisa! Thanks for linking up with me for TGIFF!


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