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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Honey Jar- A Mason Jar Freebie

Good morning, ya'll and Happy Saturday. It has been awhile since I have visited with you. 

Mr. Pinker and I are back from our camping trip. We had a very lovely time. We relaxed by the lake and Mr. Pinker even fished for a bit. He caught a couple but threw them back in.  

One day we were able to visit our youngest daughter. We took her out to eat to a newly opened Whataburger. Delicious. Afterwards I asked her if she wanted to go thrift shopping with me. "Nope," she said, "I will pass". Imagine that. ๐Ÿ˜ณ So after our visit, Mr. Pinker and I went  merrily on our way visiting all the thrift shops we could find. 

EEeeeh! I am so excited to show you my favorite thrifty find . It is this old timey radio which does not work. I know; it looks ratty and beaten  doesn't it?  Oh, but it grabbed my heart immediately. 

 On the back someone wrote the date Jan. 1937. I was ecstatic to get this radio for a song and a dance. ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ’ƒ Well actually it was less than the cost of a hamburger.๐Ÿ” Can't beat that even if it does look like it has been drug through the wringer! 

I also found some pretty plates . I need plates like I need a hole in the head, but any whoo,  I had to have them. I also got some ironstone pieces and the turkey salt shaker. 

Oh be still my beating heart. ❤๐Ÿ’—❣ A print with saltboxes, sheep and patriotic looking. I could not pass this up. 

More tins and a cigar box to add to my collections.  Yep! Crusty and rusty! Just my style. 

And there was no way I could pass up this red and blue scoop. It is a bit dusty, but when it is cleaned up can you imagine a wee stack of quilts in it?  

 Most of the items were a dollar or less. 

I did take some stitching along with me when we went camping. One of those pieces was my newest Mason Jar stitch. This one is called Honey Jar. 

It is a simple bee skep surrounded by flowers in a mason jar. Normally , I would have surrounded the bee skep with sunflowers , but I opted to flank the bee skep with some leggy zinnia like the ones I grow. 

This is the seventh jar in the Mason jar series. 

If you are interested in stitching Honey Jar, please check out the links to the jpgs 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 jpg.

Click here for the Black/ White jpg. 

I finished the Honey Jar like I did the others which is into a simple pillow. I used chenille trim from Walmart to embellish it. I twisted two pieces and tacked them down. One of the chenille strips took a tea/coffee bath before being added. 

Well I am so delighted that you stopped by for a visit. But guess what? I am going to be posting a 2nd post today. I know . I know You are probably thinking - Hasn't she yammered on enough?   Naaaah I could chat some more. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜† Well really it might be a post that you may be interested in. I will give you a hint it is about a freebie stitch along. So if you have time drop by a little after 3:00 p.m. CST for the 2nd post. You would make my day, but I can not promise I won't chat your head off. ๐Ÿ˜€ 
Thank you again for the sweet visit, and as always. ..

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll


Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy to the body. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤

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

 If you missed any of the previous jars, just click on the names below, and you will magically be transported back to a previous post. 

Autumn Jar Pinkeep

Winter  Jar and  Winter 

Sheep Jar and A Basket for Ewe

Bunny Jar 

 Strawberry Jam Jar

Patriotic Jar


  1. You found some great items thrifting. Wish I could have done more of it while in the states but also didn't want to tote a bunch of stuff back with me. Your jar projects are lovely. Have a good weekend.

    1. Aaah thank you so much, Tammy. It is always fun to go out and look for vintage treasures. I can certainly understand not wanting to travel a long distance with items though especially on a plane. I hope you have a wonderful week . Blessings and hugs.

  2. I would love going to a thrift adventure with you. Love the saltboxes print, perfect to go with your collection, I'm already visualizing new houses being embroidered.
    Looking forward for seeing the news about the stitch along.

    1. Oh Ivani, I believe we would have a great time. The area that we go to has a wide variety of items and so many reasonably priced thrift shops. Lol yes the print does provide me much inspiration and feeds my saltbox obsession. Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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    1. Aaah you are so welcome. I sure hope that you enjoy it and thank you for the sweet visit. Have a beautiful day. Happy stitching.

  4. Oh Melisa, it looked like you cleaned up on the thrift shop shopping! Glad you were able to visit with your younger daughter. Your new mason jar design is darling.

    1. Oh yes, Robin. It was a great trip. The area where we camp has so many great thrift shops and they are reasonably priced too which makes the shopping experience a lot more enjoyable. It was a treat to get to see my daughter. We had such a great time. Hugs. 

  5. Welcome back, it appears that you had a very sweet and relaxing time while you were on your trip to calmness! Great thrift finds, will be looking for these to in some of your seasonal hutches. I will be waiting to see what you have up your sleeve in the next post. We are so lucky that we get two today. Sending you hugs from sunny Arizona.

    1. Aah thank you so much, Mary. My daughter said "Mom you have no place for this junk" Lol, but I enjoy thrifting. I could have worse hobbies. Oh yes, I can not wait to incorporate some of these pieces in my hutch. You always bring a smile to my day, sweet Mary. Hugs

  6. Thank you for showing us your purchases! I love to see your collections... especially the jar stitcheries!

    1. Aaah thank you so much, Kathy. I had a good time thrift shopping. I am always in search for quilting supplies but this trip I did not find any. Oh well, maybe next time. Thank you again for the sweet visit. Have a blessed week. 

  7. Mรณj tata ma pszczoล‚y, zrobiฤ™ dla Niego obrazek.

    1. Oh how fun. Last year ,we caught our first swarm , but lost them. We captured a great swarm this year. I just hope they survive the winter. I hope you enjoy this little chart. Happy stitching.


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