Sunday, February 27, 2022

Dancing in the Rain

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต Raindrops keep falling on my head!!!๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต

Happy Slow Stitching Sunday, sweetie pies. It is a beautiful rainy day in the neighborhood. A perfect time to "Dance in the Rain" . 

           

Are you  enjoying some slow stitching today?  My needle and thread has been dancing along my  Rainbow Sherbet Quilt this week. 

           

I got 5 blocks completed. 15 - 20 minutes a day really is moving me along on this quilt.   

I will be finishing up the quilting on Kathleen Tracy's Valentine Mini Mystery Quilt.  

        

 I began a new embroidery project . This will be another quilt in honor of my sister, Amy.  Dance in the Rain is the 1st block .

                    

 Today I will continue working on the 2nd block called "Enjoy the Simple Things" .



 Later I will be attending a family birthday party today.  Good food , lots of fun , and of course I will have a big slice of cake. 

Have a beautiful day , my sweetie pies. Hope you are dancing the day away and of course getting in some quilting and stitching in yourself. OH , Before you leave , does anybody know if it is possible to get acrylic craft paint out of 100% cotton fabric? 

 As always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa 

 


Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain!!

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my sweet sister, Amy . Love you. 

 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 needle workers to meet.  

      Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday
Kate at Life in Pieces for  Stitching Stuff ( Sunday) 

Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap - Sunday 



Saturday, February 26, 2022

Tablescraps and Shamrocks


Good afternoon, ya'll and happy Saturday. 


It has rained all week. There are sprinkles today. The rivers are out of bounds. 

 
This is across the road from our driveway. Thankfully, it did not get over the road. 



 Whoo Hoo!I have a finish!


 My sweet fabric angels sent me bags of fabric. As I dove into the bag. I found the loveliest vintage floral and turquoise  looking fabrics already cut into strips. 




So I added a few of my own fabrics and called it a finished. Finished the binding last night. 



I am joining Joy at The Joyful Quilter for the Tablescraps challenge. This month's theme was improv using the teal or turquoise color. 

I  also have a cross stitch finish- Shamrock Blessings. 


If you would like to stitch it, grab your fabric and your favorite green  and don't forget the chart below. ๐Ÿ˜€☘

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 links because of the devices I use. I apologize for that.  These are images of the chart and not downloads.  And I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and stitching my little designs.

Click here for instruction page and chart. 


I hope you have a blessed and wonderful  day. Wishing peace, blessings to all. As always...

Happy Stitching, ya'll

Melisa

Always remember your roots . They are the foundation of your life and the wings of your future. 

Hugs and Stitches !!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy.


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's 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

Pat at  Life in  the Scrapatch for Stitch , Sew and Show- Wednesday

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Summer Days - Block 3 - A Bowl of Berries

And a berry good morning to you. Happy Thursday, ya'll.   Welcome!



Would you like to see the berry field? It is cut down over half the size  compared to previous years.  The berries were delivered and planted late last year so they are not what they should be, but they will be coming along soon. 


Today I am sharing a bowl of berries. 


A summer quilt has to have berries . 


Click here for the doodle. 





Three blocks down and more to go. Previous blocks include:  Little Blue Birdie  and Time to Plant



Another block is in the hoop- A Basket of Blooms. I hope to share it soon. 

 It's another short and sweet post, and I so appreciate you stopping by for a visit. As always...
Happy stitching and quilting, yall
Melisa 
Happiness is a bowl of berries. 
Hugs and Stitches !!!
Dedicated to my sweet berry picking sister, Amy. Berry season will not be the same. Love ya, Amo. ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿงบ❤๐Ÿ‘ผ

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Shamrocks, Gold, and Chickens , Oh my!

 Top of the morning to you! It's not even March, and yet I am getting on my green.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š☘☘ 

Welcome, my friends.  Yesterday I finished another edition of Annie and the gang. 

If you are new, you may have not met Annie. Annie is a sweet but busy young lady who bustles around her farm with her 3 hens, Edna, Dorothy, and Alma. They have tended bees, gathered roses, picked pumpkins, ,sledded and even showed their patriotic pride.

In this stitch, Annie is honoring her Irish roots.  Annie is marching forward with an Irish flag while Alma and Dorothy roam around searching for gold. Edna is nesting. There are shamrocks and lucky horseshoes thrown in the mix as well. 

         

I finished my stitch on mat board and then placed it on a thrifted wooden box that I got at the Goodwill. 

Oh what luck! It was already painted. 

I just change the stitches out seasonally. 

If you would like to add Annie to your stitching list, 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 links because of the devices I use. I apologize for that.  These are images of the chart and not downloads.  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. 




Eventually, I would like to have an Annie stitch for every holiday or month. I have some ideas for some more. Now to put my needle to work. 

If you missed any of the others and would like to visit their posts, just click on the names below. You will also find the charts there as well. 

  Bees, Blooms and Chickens ,Cornstalks , Pumpkins and Chickens , Snowflakes, Sledding and Chickens  ,  Roses, Hearts and Chickens ,  Bunnies, Baskets and Chickens , and  Stars, Stripes and Chickens  . 

It is such a delight that you popped in for a visit today. I know Annie appreciates it too. Have a beautiful day , my friends and as always...

Happy Stitching, ya'll

Melisa

Wherever you go and whatever you do , may the luck of the Irish be there with you. 

Hugs and Stitches !!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy.


Monday, February 21, 2022

Making Plans

Happy Monday and Happy President's Day to those in the U. S. 

I am going to celebrate the day by piecing some flag blocks .

  This is the flag quilt that I completed last year.  Do you have a special project for the day?   

 The other day, I worked on  A Cup of Love  a free quilt pattern by the Material Girls which was posted on their blog in the Jan. 31, 2022 post.  It will be going in a hoop very soon. 

   


 I am going to join Linda at Texas Quilt Gal for To Do List  Tuesday

So What's on my Agenda for the Week 

1. Quilt on the Rainbow Sherbet quilt

  

Isn't this puppy the cutest? 

2. Quilt on Kathleen Tracy's Valentine  Mini Mystery Quilt  ( A freebie on her blog. ) Click here to visit . 

3. Begin new Summer Days block

4. Begin new salt box cross stitch

5. Stitch on Blackbird Designs 1861 Antique Sampler. 

This will be my evening "Hart to Hart " stitch. ( The piece that I work on when I watch Hart to Hart each night)๐Ÿ˜€ 

6. Begin decorating for St. Patrick's Day 

Well I think those are some mighty goals for the week .Don't you? 

I am so grateful that you stopped by for this today. This was a short and sweet post . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฌ  Wishing you a wonderful week and as always...
Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll
Melisa 
Monday is a new day to propel yourself into success and happiness. 
HUGS AND STITCHES!!! ❤๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿงต
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 needle workers to meet.  
Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making
Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday
Lynette at What a Hoot!  for BOMs Away Monday
Linda at Texas Quilt Gal for To Do List Tuesday - Tuesday

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy.  I love you, Amo. 


Friday, February 18, 2022

A Basket for Ewe - A St. Patrick's Day Freebie

It is a Fantabulous Friday!!  Welcome , sweetie pies.  Oh my , how this week has flown by.  Do you have anything special planned for the weekend? The grandkids are all excited because they are having a 4 day holiday- today they are off for Staff Development and Monday is President's Day.  No grand plans for me, but I do need to put the pedal to the metal and work on some quilt blocks. 


It's that time of the year -  when my sheep obsession goes into full force.  Today I have a little Basket for Ewe .

  A small brown basket with a sheep and shamrocks.  

Two of my loves checked off in this stitch 

✅Baskets 

and  

✅Sheep

I finished mine in a little round disc and  added a loop so that it can be hung as an ornament or placed on a basket like I have done here.  As an after thought, I added some buttons ( I originally was going to make the piece a smaller circle but opted for the bigger one thinking I might mount it on a tart pan.)

 

It is a small only measuring 42 x 38 .  

It looks cute paired with Erin Ewe

If you are interested in adding "A Basket for Ewe" to your spring or St. Patrick's Day decor, I invite you to 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 links because of the devices I use. I apologize for that.  These are images of the chart and not downloads.  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. 



I so  appreciate you stopping by to check out my little basket today. I'm thinking this little ewe needs to appear in an Easter stitch sometime soon. Don't ewe? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ Have a super duper weekend , my friends and as always....

Happy Stitching, ya'll

Melisa

When I count blessings, I count you twice. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my sweet sis, Amy . Miss you , Amo. 


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