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Monday, August 29, 2022

Buzzin About Hutch Tour

 Good morning, dear friends. Happy Monday.  It is Country Clutter time!  ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜  Usually in August , I decorate my hutch in sunflowers , but this year I decided to do cram it full of anything bee related.  

Now I am  no minimalist so it is jammed packed . You wanta see it. 

Here it is at night with just the warm glow of a string of Christmas lights.  Now for a day time  gander at it.


Lots of yellows!!!  ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป


On the top shelf are a couple of bee signs that I found at Walmart on clearance . 

Next to them is a wooden truck I bought at Family Dollar. I just painted it yellow to use for springtime or for summer and just stuck a bee skep in it.    

 Next to the truck is  a freebie , from my dear friend, Vicki at Stitchy McFloss blogspot. This is called Be Blessed and is available in her May 3, 2022 post. Isn't it darling? Love those eyes.

Sweet Pat sent me the darling bee skep made by her sister. It stays out year round. Love it! 

 The bee honeycomb plates in the background  were Dollar General finds for just a buck. I love them.  

Buzzing on down to the second shelf. 

Here you will find a bee skep that I made from a milk jug and some found jute twine. I made it last month. 

 Last year  my dear friend, PJ , sent me the adorable chart from Heart in Hand  called a "Pocket Round Bee". Oh, how I love it!!!❤ As soon as , I received it , I  immediately stitched it up for my bee display . (I'll show you another bee stitch later this week that PJ sent me ๐Ÿ˜Š)  . My finish for Pocket Round Bee was inspired by Carol at Stitching Dreams. I had seen one of her previous bee finishes from "Hello from Liz Matthews" which was a round that she framed. She always has clever and elegant finishes as does PJ. If you click, Carol's link  you will be taken back to her bee decor last year.   Thank you so much to sweet PJ and Carol.  Ya'll both are such an inspiration.  

Whenever  I see a yellow pitcher at the Goodwill for a dollar or two, I have the tendency to pop them in my cart. This is my newest addition to my yellow pitcher collection purchased for a mere  99¢. Can't beat that with a stick. 

In it is Country Cottage Needlework's Bumblebee. Mom gifted me the bee honeycomb mason jar. She found it at the Dollar General . I think it was a dollar too. On top is a chicken salt shaker that I found in NC while thrifting in June of the is year. The bee stitch in the corner is one of mine. It  will be a future share when I get to writing out the directions .

 Of course on the bottom shelf is more bee decor and stitchy kindness. 

I changed out the bowl to my vintage juicer to a yellow Dollar Tree bowl and stuffed in some sunny sunflowers. 

Next to the juicer is Hive Sweet Hive a freebie that I shared earlier this year. It was inspired by dear Deborah S.  for gave me the idea. Thank you so much Deborah. This is a "bee favorite"  of mine.  

I found the made in Japan bee creamer this year at the Goodwill. You know I had to have it. Lol.  

On the bee candle container is a rough cut piece of wood that I painted "Buzz " on - a quick free craft. 


 Sweet PJ did it again - she is as sweet as honey and keeps me in stitches especially bees. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ . "Love Bees' is a Hinzeit stitch that she gifted me. Isn't it as cute as can bee? I finished it on a little clipboard.

  Last year I stitched Sunflower Sampler. It would be perfect for Sunflower September which is coming up.  


My vintage scales has the same bowls gifted to me from my dear sister. I just added some sunflowers and a Dollar General bee and called it complete.

 Well that is it in a honeycomb!! My bee hutch for 2022.

 Guess what ? It is all coming down . It's time to put up fall decor, but oh how I loved seeing all of the bee pieces this month. Each time I would pass by I would be reminded of my dear sister, my sweet stitchy friends and Mr. Pinker's bee keeping adventures.  

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my sweet treasures. I hope you have a honey of a day. As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll


Sweet scents of honey float through the air. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. I love and miss you so much.❤❤๐Ÿ‘ผ  One year and one week . How things have changed. 

Thank you for the sweet visit.


  1. I'd leave the bees longer, I'm not ready for autumn yet. The yellow certainly is bright and happy! Have a great week!

    1. I have certainly enjoyed the bees so much this summer, Gretchen. I do love the yellows ; I can not help but smile when I see this color. Thank you so much for the sweet visit.

  2. Your hutch is so fun to see, Melisa! I love all the yellow and the bee themed stitching. You have such a knack for just how to place everything, too. So cute!

    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diann. This was the 1st time I decorated the hutch with bees. I enjoyed it though I did miss my sunflower decor. But either way, I still had the cheery yellows of the summer. Thank you so much for the sweet visit.

  3. I love seeing your seasonal changes in/on your hutch. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    1. Oh thank you so much, Donna. I have to admit that I love seeing my stitching on display. It brings a smile to my day -even though it is a lot. Lol. Thank you for the sweet visit. Have a lovely evening.

  4. Your display is BEE-utiful! I love buzzing bees too, stopping at all the flowers and dancing in the sun. See you for Sunflower September!

    1. Oh Susie , I love the bees too. I went out to the farm the other day to see the hives and they were all a buzz. They have certainly inspired me in my stitching and quilting. Oh yes, I am ready for Sunflower September. Happy stitching.

  5. Your blog is so interesting. Have now read all your posts as far back as 2021.

    1. Oh , Susan that means so much to me. I have to admit that I still get butterflies of anxiety every time I post on my blog and on IG but everyone has been so kind to me which I appreciate so much. Thank you for the sweet visit. Have a wonderful afternoon.

  6. I love the bees and the sunflowers!! The fabric line (coming soon to a quilt store near you LOL!) I am using for our Island Batik Blog hop in September is names Bee Kind. I love it! I must ask where you find the small clip boards for your stitching?? Have a great week, Melisa!

    1. Oh how fun, Brenda. I look forward to seeing more of the Bee Kind fabrics. I am obsessed with bees. I got those little clipboards at the Dollar Tree. I do believe that Walmart has them too. You can find them in natural wood color or white. They are so handy. Thank you for the sweet visit. Happy quilting.

  7. This was a fun tour of your "Bee Hutch" ! I enjoyed each and every part of this, and I would keep it a little longer and then add Sunflowers. All is good and I think sunflowers and bees go hand in hand. Sending you many warm hugs from sunny Arizonqa.

    1. That is a great idea , Mary. I certainly missed having my sunflowers out in August so it would be a lot of fun to tuck them in among the bees as well especially for Sunflower September. Thank you so much for the sweet visit , my dear. Big hugs.


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