Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Ole' Crow Saltbox - A Saltbox Freebie


Good afternoon, ya'll.  I have a new saltbox to share with you. I sure hope that you like it.  I have had a hankering to create another yellow saltbox with one of  my favorite birds- crows.

 I know . I know . I have the tendency to stick crows in a lot of my stitches, but they are just so darn cute in my eyes. Lol  This is The Ole' Crow Saltbox. 

It is reminiscent of the Crow Creek Saltbox but this one has some very gigantic sunflowers surrounding it.🌻

Crow Creek Saltbox

  Did you notice some of the windows are different sizes? 

I had a ball stitching it. I used some of the same colors that I used in my Basket of Honeysuckle . Can I say that DMC 730 is becoming one of my new favorite greens?  Any whoo! If you are interested in stitching The Ole' Crow Saltbox, please check out the links below where you will find jpgs. 

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 and White chart.


Click here for the Alphabet. 

I included an alphabet for your initials but it would be cute to stitch up as a wee sampler too. 






I finished the little sampler on a thrifted chalk paddle board. I added a line of dashes underneath the letters "V, W, X, Y, Z" to fill in a bit more  of the space. I hope to change out other pieces on this paddleboard.  Eeeeh ! I am over the moon with it though I do need to clean up my chalking. Lol. 


BE LIKE A CROW: 

🌻Collect shiny things. 

🌻Hop down the street for no apparent reason. 

🌻Scream loudly when you see your friends.  

🌻Don't let life ruffle your feathers. 


 If you have missed any of the other saltboxes, just click on the names below and you will be whisked back to a previous posts for your reading pleasure, and you will also find links to the charts there as well. 

 Candy Cane Cottage , Thanksgiving House,  Autumn's Saltbox , Susan's Summer Saltbox ,    Crow Creek SaltboxOphelia Manor on Punkin Holler Lane ,  Willowisp Manor of Holler Lane  ,  Turkey Creek Manor ,  Winter Saltbox  , and Dorothy Mae's Spring House   ,  Spring Green Saltbox  ,  Katie Anne's Saltbox , Sarah Jane's 1776 Saltbox , Aunt Bea's Summer Home  ,  Christmas Eve Saltbox  , Edna Viola's Saltbox ,  Winter Manor  ,  Elizabeth Hartline's Saltbox  , The Tulip House  , Strawberry Saltbox  and Freedom Saltbox

      

Do you have any suggestions for saltbox or house themes? I would love to hear them if you do. Well I am off to find some stitching mischief to get into .  I truly appreciate that you take the time to visit me . 
As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

True friends are like  bright sunflowers that never fade away even over distance and time. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. Love and miss you. 

This is a little reminder: YOU ARE AWESOME! 

28 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you!! What a beauty, a yellow saltbox, big sunflowers and crows, love it all. Hoping you are having a wonderful summertime with the grands and all of your family and camping outings to quiet vistas. Sending many hugs from sunny, some little rain Arizona.

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    1. Good afternoon, dear Mary. Aah thank you so much on my newest little saltbox. I was needing a bit of sunshine and a bright yellow house and sunflowers certainly fit the bill . Lol. I hope that you are having a great time with your family as well. I think hubby and I are hitting the road for another camping trip tomorrow. Just down the road a bit , but it will be nice to relax on the lake and of course I am taking my stitching and quilting. Lol. Have a beautiful day. Stay cool . Big hugs.

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  2. Thank you so much for the little pattern. I'm quickly falling in love with little Saltbox houses. Happy Tuesday to you :)

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    1. Aaah you are so very welcome, Ally and thank you. Lol I have become obsessed with stitching houses. I am thrilled to hear that you like stitching saltboxes too. I hope you enjoy this one. Have a wonderful evening. Happy stitching . 

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  3. How wonderful seeing all your saltbox house stitcheries together. I dont do cross stitch but can certainly admire those who do. Can you tell me please, why are the houses called salt boxes?

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    1. Good afternoon , Jenny. Thank you so much on my saltboxes. I have become quite obsessed with stitching them. The saltboxes are a New England style house  dating back to 1600's and most had the elongated roofs where they added on to the rear of the houses. I always love looking at how people add on to houses even today.  Have a wonderful day and hope you are getting in some quilting or embroidery time. 

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  4. Melisa, this is my new favorite!!! I love this one, thank you!!!

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    1. Lol thank you so much. I can not tell you how much that I enjoyed working with the olive greens in this piece. Plus I just love yellow houses. Lol. I hope you enjoy this little saltbox. Have a wonderful relaxing evening, Brenda. Hugs

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  5. Another amazing design! Thank you for sharing all of them with us sweet friend. You bless us with your talent and giving heart. ((hugs)) . I adore your salt box houses! Blessings always dear friend. :)

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    1. Aaah you are too kind, my dear. I am very humbled and feel very blessed by this amazing community. I have a ball stitching up these little houses and get excited each time to share a new one. I hope your day is filled with blessings. Hugs.

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  6. Thank you for sharing. I love your patterns.

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    1. Aaah you are so welcome and thank you so much for the sweet visit and compliment. I truly appreciate it. Have a wonderful evening and happy stitching.

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  7. Thank you soo much for this new pattern. I have now stitched eight of your houses and love your patterns.
    As I am often in the south of France I love this one. You ask for suggestions, maybe one with lavender and little white butterflies ?

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      Aah you are so welcome Annelies and thank you. 🤗 I am so honored and grateful that you have stitched so many of my houses. That just warms my heart. I sure hope that you enjoy this one. I love your suggestion. Thank you so much. I am working on butterfly quilt right now and a little house with lavender and butterflies would be so lovely as a stitchery. I will certainly be brainstorming. Have a blessed day. Hugs.

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  8. Thank you Melisa for another beautiful salt box.💛

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    1. Aah you are so welcome, Ivani and thank you for the sweet visit and compliment. I had a wonderful time creating this one. I have an affection for yellow homes and of course sunflowers. I hope your day is filled with blessings. Happy quilting and stitching.

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  9. Thank you for yet another sweet saltbox pattern! One of these days I'll get started stitching them. Maybe this fall when weeding doesn't take all my energy?

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    1. Aah you are so welcome, Gail and thank you. I hope that you enjoy them . Oh I completely understand, you have to stay on top of the weeding especially during this time of the year. Don't get overheated though. It has been a scorcher here which makes that task a dreaded one. Lol. Have a wonderful rest of the week and thank you for the sweet visit. 

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  10. Sunflowers and crows ... doesn't get any more summery than that! Thanks!

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    1. Lol so true, Susie. I was needing a bit of sunshine so a big yellow house and sunflowers fit the bill. They can't help  but lift my spirits.Lol. I had a fabulous time stitching them. Thank you so much, dear Susie. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Happy stitching and quilting. 

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  11. Another wonderful saltbox house design, Melisa!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Robin. I was so excited to get this little house completed . I was thrilled how the big ole' sunflowers came out. I never know how things will look when they are stitched , but they came out just fine. Big hugs. 

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  12. I'm a relatively new follower and I LOVE this design! I split my time between Texas (my job, though I work remotely) and Arizona (husband's job). We have a nesting pair of crows at our Arizona house - we love to watch and listen to them, even if they leave a mess under their nest, lol. Thank you for the wonderful design - perfect for summer into fall, and for the many other wonderful designs! I am a longtime cross stitcher (50 years!) but put it away about 15 years ago and recently started up again. I can't wait to start this one :-)

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    1. Aaah I am so touched that you follow me. Thank you so much that means so much. Oh my. I bet those crows put on a show. I am a bird watched and I always enjoy watching the crows ; they certainly can be characters. I hope that you enjoy this little chart; it stitched up quickly. Have a wonderful day, my dear and thank you again for the sweet visit.

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  13. Be Like a Crow made me smile. Thanks!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Susan. I have always had an affection for crows :) Hugs

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  14. Your designs won’t show up when I click the link. Page does but it’s blank. I’m sad! I love your freebys! A couple of the later ones show up but they are like half on one page and half on another.

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    1. Oh , Molly . I am so sorry. I am not sure what is going on. I tried the links on my end and even with another computer and they came up. Hmm I wonder if it is the service. You might try it again and see what happens. This technology can be quite frustrating especially when changes are being made . I have struggles myself. I wish I could be of more help and I go apologize.

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