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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Aunt Mariah's Autumn Saltbox

Well a very Happy Tuesday to you.  Ya'll come  on in! We have work to do . We have kitties to wrangle and pumpkins to pick!  

But first off,  I pulled out my orange vintage Fire King mugs for fall. I just have 3 mugs, but  I consider it  a growing collection. 
 

 So grab you a cup of whatever delights you. I will have peach  mango green tea in mine. Mr. Pinker has got me hooked on it. It is delicious. 

Ok now to my newest saltbox. It is loaded down with pumpkins and some overzealous kitty cats. 


Last week , I showed you a sneak peek of my saltbox.


 I finally finished it over the weekend. But I did have some troubles. I just could not settle on a house color. My fabric which is 14 count tea/ coffee dyed was quite dark which I adore, but I was having trouble finding the colors that I really wanted that would look good with the fabric. 


 Finally I settled on DMC 435 ( Very Light Brown) and 975 (Dark Golden Brown) . I would love to hear what colors you would think would look good with the dark fabric and all of the pumpkins. 

 In the yard is a grand pumpkin patch. I was inspired by  my daughter's wee volunteer pumpkin patch that sprang up from last year's pumpkins that the kiddos carved. The grandbabies have certainly enjoyed watching the pumpkins grow. 

 Oh, did you notice all of the climbing cats . Well there are just 2 climbing ,but I was reminiscing about my sweet dearly departed Kat when I stitched these little kitties. 

Kat rarely stepped off the porch and sometimes would climb up to the windows and peek in. Do you think we should wrangle these kitties up or let them be? 

 I named this saltbox after my dear Great Aunt Mariah . She was the quilter in the family and she made sure that each of her nieces received a quilt top. Aunt Mariah was a bachelorette  ( I refuse to say Old Maid) ; it wasn't until she was in her 70's that  she  finally decided to get married.  πŸ’‘

 If you would like to stitch Aunt Mariah's, please check out the links to the jpg's below.  The colored chart may be hard to read  and the colors do not show well. I am so sorry about that.  

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 jpg.


Click here for Colored Chart jpg. 
Click here for Black/ White jpg. 

I did not include photos of the charts this time . The reason is because there is  a site that is posting my blog writings and photos of my saltboxes on their site for others to read without permission which bypasses  readers to my blog all together. I am not sure what to think about that.  If you click on the links you will find the charts. I may post photos of them after I mull the situation over more. Thank you for understanding. 

I am so delighted that you stopped by to see my latest saltbox. Guess what ? I have already started another one. Can one have too many saltboxes? Just wondering. Lol. 

Stop by tomorrow if you have the chance. I will be posting a short Autumn Cross Stitch Parade of previous fall freebies. 

I hope you have a beautiful day with the ones you love. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and as always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa 

Autumn is the season to find contentment at home.   

Hugs and Stitches!!!!πŸ€—πŸ§΅❤ And Pumpkin Kisses and Harvest Wishes!!πŸπŸ‚πŸ

Aunt Mariah's Autumn Saltbox with Crow Creek Doodles 

Thank you for the sweet visit.
Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. who loved all animals especially cats and dogs.  Love and miss you, Amo. 


Don't forget the Get on Board Blog Hop starts on Thursday. 

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26 comments:

  1. Always so stinkin' cute, Melisa! I could stay very busy just stitching your designs. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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    1. Aaaah you are the sweetest , Darlene. Thank you so much. I have loads of fun sharing them and of course they are always here when you need a quick stitch. Have a beautiful day , my friend. Hugs

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  2. Thank you soo much for this beautiful new pattern !

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    1. Aaah you are so welcome, dear Annelies and thank you for the sweet visit and kind words. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy stitching.

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  3. I think the colors are perfect with your newest salt box house. The only problem is I'm just not ready for fall, where has summer gone! Happy stitching!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Gretchen. I struggled a bit with the colors. I do love summer too- all of the activities and being outside, but I do love fall decorating. Lol. Have a great weekend. Happy quilting.

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  4. Another beauty, Melisa! Love your salt box collection.

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    1. You are so kind, Ivani. I had a ball stitching this saltbox and am already looking forward to stitching the next one. I hope you have a very lovely weekend. Happy stitching and quilting.

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  5. Thank you for another beautiful design. I love your Autumn Saltbox - I did the spring one and it's on the wall, summer is done but sitting waiting to be finished and replace spring in the frame. A little late ;-) As for someone taking your designs and posting them, "it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission" isn't always true or right. Check it out - chat with the person first.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Donna. I am so excited to hear that you stitched the spring and summer saltboxes and how fun to interchange them on the wall. That is great advice, Donna I truly appreciate it. Happy stitching, my friend.

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  6. I read your blog every day and love all that you share. Thank you for another beautiful Saltbox design. I love this series ! Autumn is my favorite season and I look forward to all your autumn posts.

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    1. Oh , Sandi. That means so much to me. I still get butterflies every time that I post so it is reassuring to hear that you and others enjoy my posts. I do not have anyone to stitch or quilt with so it has been a blessing to meet others that enjoy these crafts. Thank you , Sandi for the sweet visits and the kind words. You made my day.

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  7. Love the latest addition to the Saltbox houses, Melisa.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Robin. It was not what I envisioned , but it came out lovely nonetheless. Have a wonderful evening, my friend. Big hugs.

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  8. This is one of my favorite saltboxes that you have created, Melisa! I adore black cats! How nice that you have pumpkins growing, too... we just don't seem to have luck growing them here this year. Thank you again for your generous designs ♥

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I enjoyed working on this saltbox especially the pumpkin patch. Usually , I have a volunteer pumpkin patch in the compost pile but for the last 2 years I have not had luck either. Oh well, maybe next year. Lol. thank you again for the sweet visit. Hugs

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  9. Thank you very much for sharing your lovely saltbox. Love all the kitties and pumpkins!

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    1. Oh thank you so much , Kristina. It was a joy to create this one and really loved stitching the pumpkin patch. I hope you have a very lovely evening and thank you again for the sweet visit.

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  10. Ohhhh love this new Saltbox house very much Melisa! I just finished the Saltbox house with the sunflowers for the Face Book group Quilted Bees. Thank you so much for all this precious gifts! XxX Hetti

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    1. Oh I am so excited that you stitched Susan's Summer Saltbox, Hetti . I had so much fun creating the sunflowers surrounding the house. I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy the newest saltbox. Hugs and blessings.

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  11. Such a sweet Saltbox. My quilting Great Aunt was Elsie and she started me into the art. Those stars are a great tribute to your aunt.

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    1. Oh how sweet, Ginny . I bet you have many fond memories of your Aunt Elsie and quilting. I hope that you have some of her quilts. What a treasure they would be as are your memories. Thank you so much , Ginny . Happy stitching and quilting.

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  12. The saltbox is adorable and I love all the kitties in it!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Susie. I enjoyed stitching the kitties especially the ones on the roof. I do miss my precious cat , named Kat. Maybe one day another stray will adopt us. Lol. Have a great day , my friend.

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  13. This is my very next "favorite", I absolutely love your color choices. Thank you so much for this wonderful chart. This reminds me of the year that the pumpkins took over my back yard, I had pumpkins everywhere!!! The neighbor children had a ball coming over and picking out their favorite pumpkin "of their very own"!! And I don't have any kitties but I do have neighborhood kitties that come and visit me and the birds :-(. Not so happy about that.! Shame on the individual who is posting without at least talking with you, there is no forgiveness with rude people. Sending you many hugs and much love from Sunny Arizona.

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    1. Eeh I am so glad that you like it Mary. Your pumpkin patch sounds glorious. I can just imagine it and how kind that you let the children come over to pick their on pumpkin. That will be a memory that they will keep forever. Oh goodness, I do love cats, but I am with you when they "visit the birds" as well. My sweet Kat used to kill a bird and then bringing it to the door for me to look at . She never ate it though . She wanted her cat food. Lol. Hugs and love.

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