Thursday, March 31, 2022

Summer Days Block 8- Lemonade

Happy , happy Thursday! Welcome. Can you believe it? This is the last day of March. 

Yesterday was a beautiful warm day, but boy was it windy. I sat outside chasing furniture and cushions all day .  In between, I worked on embroidery, and of course I played in the garden.  


I planted a Butterfly Bush in one of my rusty gardens. We will see how it does.  

These are plants waiting to be planted in pots or the ground. I am chomping at the bits to have my plants out of the greenhouse. Lol 


Hopefully today's weather will be much milder. Maybe March will leave out like a lamb. 


This is "Waiting for Easter" by Subrosa. It was a freebie on her blog posted in the March 13, 2015 post. I stitched it a few years ago , but left out the wording in the basket. 

Summer Days Block 8 is complete. 

Oh no! I was not a late bunny like I was last week. Speaking of last week. Let me show you that I did put my needle in 4th gear and went to town,  and by night's end "Summertime Treat" was complete. 



Ok , now back to Block #8. 

This week's embroidery is "Lemonade" . I have to admit that I like my lemonade sweeeeeet.  How about you? 

With all of the yellow, it is hard to see the details in the photo. I'm so sorry about that. 


 Click here for doodle. 
Note: The doodle is a tad different from my stitch. Please feel free to move the lemon slices or add as many or as few as you want. 







   Last year after seeing my mom's lemon Dollar Tree haul. I began a wee lemon collection for myself. This is one of the displays last summer. 


I do not have too much but I enjoy what I have.  Do you decorate with lemons during the summer? 

Now it is time for me to grab needle and thread and begin a new block. I hope you are doing something you love today. Have a wonderful day, my dears and as always...

Happy quilting, 

Melisa

         

When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and make everyone wonder how you did it. ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿน

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. Miss and love you.  My summers will never be the same without you, Amo. 


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Carrot Pickin ' Country Hutch Tour

Good morning, honey bunnies.


Come on in ! Grab ya' a cup of tea. I would like to say that I had carrot cake to serve, but no baking this week. I do have some very healthy carrots to munch on. 

Many of you know that each season, I change out my country clutter on my hutch. So I wanted to show you my Easter Hutch this year . I am super excited. First off, let's look at last year's hutch decor-  the Theme , Bunnies and Yellows.

Click here  to visit the post . 

You will see some of the same things on this year's Easter hutch  tour, but I  changed out the theme to Carrots/ Color - Orange.


I am still in love using my old lace valance curtains as shelf runners . So they remained.  For the backdrop, I added Dollar Tree plates and vintage peach  lusterware plates. 


On the top of the hutch which  I rarely change, I put up  a sign from the Dollar Tree, and I added a carrot garland also from the Dollar Tree. 


Let' start with the top shelf. 


On the stack of plates is ceramic veggies- an old celery dip bowl, a cabbage creamer and salt shaker. 


A sweet bunny sits below a trio of stitches from Stitching with the Housewives that I finished on a piece of vintage Home Interior.  They are called  "Peep" , "Hello Spring" and  "Crunch".  



"Spring" was a freebie from   Cosmic Handmade  .

 In the other corner is another stack of plates and an old bunny/carrot pitcher, a thrifty find from years ago. I found the wooden carrots at the thrift store last year. This is their 1st time on display. 

Hopping down to the 2nd shelf.


 Hands on Designs " Hip Hop Chalk Full"  is in one corner. It is finished in a  metal serving  dish painted white.   


 In my old creamer , gifted to me by my dear sister are some Dollar Tree carrots. Old carrot dishes are behind the creamer  and a bunny music piece sits in the forefront. I filled a little egg holder with more carrots. In a lusterware mug , I placed a sweet bunny.   


This is one of my favorite pieces stitched year ago by The Trilogy called " Happy Bunny Bunny Day". 

A bowl of carrots and a bunny.  

Here we go to the bottom shelf. 



I changed out the bowl in the vintage juicer to an orange Dollar Tree bowl. . The Love stitch was a freebie from years ago. I can not remember the designer though.  Do you happen to know ?  On the stack of plates is a bunny sugar bowl and in the milk can which was gift from my dear friend, Sue, is a carrot.




In a big piece of vintage USA pottery is a bunch of carrots, lusterware and another cabbage.

I love the white dish cloth gifted to me by my friend, Patricia. It will be used throughout the year in my displays. Isn't it gorgeous?

 Finally my scale was topped with a doily and some Easter eggs..


 A cheerful quilt rounds out the hutch.

          

 I know , I know it is a whole lot of country carrot pickin' clutter, but it makes my heart sing. 

Have a beautiful day , my sweet friends and as always...

Happy stitching and decorating, 

Melisa

I can not let you leave without me telling you how much I appreciate your sweet visits. ๐Ÿ˜Š❤

Do more of what makes you happy!

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. Every time I look at my hutch I am reminded of her and her love for thrifting. Miss and love you, Amo. 





Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A Basket of Spring- A Spring Freebie

Good afternoon, ya'll. The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing and the birds are chirping.


It's another beautiful Spring Day.

Spring Stamp and Bunny Hop  , the wool applique a freebie from  Shabby Fabrics 

              

  I have been planting seeds , pulling weeds and in the evenings - Eeeeh ! It's baseball time! The grandbabies are playing spring ball. Last night the boys had 3 games . Tonight there will be another . 



Here and there I have been stitching .

 

Today, I worked on fully finishing " A Basket of Spring" . It is 2nd in the mini basket series. 


This is Buford Bunny ( You may see him again). He is nestled in a basket munching on a carrot underneath some blooms. Virginia the Bluebird sits patiently on one of the stems.   I bet she is waiting for a snack for herself.



Well any whoo.  I finished it as a round with a  jute hoop so it can be hung as an ornament. My plan is to display it on this basket though.

     I bought the basket at the Goodwill for a dollar. The great thing about the basket is I can store the pieces in it. 

If you are interested in stitching, Buford and Virginia , hop on down to 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  or JPG s and not downloads.   I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and for stitching my little designs. 

Click here for the Instruction page. 

Click here for the Colored Chart. 


Click here for the Black/White Chart. 




 The first stitch in this series was a  Basket for Ewe 


Thank you , my friends for visiting today. I am off to see what the evening allows before the ballgame. Hope you are enjoying the bees, blooms and warmer weather. As always...

Happy stitching, ya'll

Melisa

Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is. 

Hugs and Stitches and merry Spring wishes!!!

Dedicated to my dear sister , Amy who loved to embrace beautiful days!!! Love ya, Amo. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Beatrice Bunny Stamp - An Easter Freebie

Hello there, hunny bunnies! Welcome. 


It is a beautiful spring day. The perfect time to share another little stamp. This is Beatrice Bunny. 


She has already gathered a couple of carrots  and in her mix is 2 sweet chicks. 

 I finished Beatrice on the same Dollar Tree tray that I used for the Winter Stamp. I found it in the craft area  .

A Dollar Tree tray for finishing. 



  It was unfinished so I slapped a couple of coats of white paint on it and called it a finish.

 If you are interested in Beatrice, please hop down to 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  or JPG s and not downloads.   I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and for stitching my little designs. 





Click here for Instructions. 


Click here for Colored Chart. 


Click here  for Black/ White chart. 



 I so appreciate you popping by for a visit today. As always...
Happy stitching, ya'll
Big bunny hugs, ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡
Melisa 
Let us be thankful for every bunny who has touched our heart with kindness. 

Hugs and Stitches !!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❣


Dedicated to my dear sweet baby sister, Amy. I miss you so much.     One of these days...
 

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