Thursday, September 29, 2022

Hopping About the Holidays

Well a very good morning to you and welcome, my friends. Hmm! I wonder how many holidays can I squeeze in one post? lol We will see.  

 "Autumn at Sunflower Ridge" by Woolly Ewe Designs. 

This week has been a slow one- just relaxing and enjoying the  lazy first days of fall.

Monday Mr. Pinker and I went to the grandbaby's ballgame ; it was a double header. They won one and lost one. 

 Afterwards we went to the Dollar General to pick up some milk, and look! EEEH ! SANTA MUG ALERT !!!🎅 This little guy was $3.00 and holds 17 ounces. 


 I also purchased these 2 ornaments.  Our Dollar General is just starting to put out a bit of Christmas. 

Tuesday was another slow day of quilting . I am determined to make headway on my Easter Quilt .

 Later in the evening , I went  to more  Dollar Generals- no Christmas at those at the other end of the county.

On Wednesday , I went pear picking.  I have the dehydrator working now on pear slices.  They will make great snacks especially come winter time. 

So today is Embroidery Thursday. I will be working on a little Gingerbread piece. I color tinted it , but am still on the fence about it. So I will finish it and then decide if I want to make another. 

I am a little late on sharing my To Do List, but I am going to share just the same. 😀

Did I Get er' Done?   Well.... Last week's goals were:  

🧵Finish Applique on Cheri Payne's Santa blocks.  
🧵 Work on Bee Skep Quilt.

🇽🧵 Create one more camping block. 
🧵Embroider details on Oak Leaf block. 

🧵Finish a couple of cross stitch pieces into pin pillows. 

I guess I would make an 80 on last weeks progress report , but 4 out of 5 was completed. So Woo Hoo!!!

What's the Plans for the Week?  Well....

🧵 Work on the embroidery work on the Cheri Payne Santa blocks. I am quite smitten with these Santas.  Thank you so much, Joan for this pattern. 

🧵 Create Camping Block

🧵Work on Witchy Woman cross stitch. I have been working on this one for 2 years now. I do need to complete it. 

🧵Begin a new Mason Jar Cross stitch.

🧵FFO 2 more cross stitches

🧵Spend at least 15 minutes a day quilting on the Easter Quilt. 


Before you leave I wanted to share with you , Mom's Pineapple Banana Nut Bread Recipe. It is so moist and yummy. I have been enjoying this recipe throughout the  summer. Mom has made it numerous times as well. 



3 cups of flour, presifted

2 cups of sugar

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 ( 15 1/2 oz.) can of crushed pineapples- drained

1 cup chopped nuts- walnuts or pecans

3 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

2 cups of mashed bananas ( about 5 medium)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees . 

2. Combine dry ingredients and then add nuts. 

3. In another bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add to dry ingredients and stir until moistened. 

4.Sprinkle a little sugar into the bottom of  greased loaf pans. ( My mixture made 2 loaves) Pour ingredients into loaf pans. 

5. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until  when a toothpick is inserted it comes out clean. 

6. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from pans. 

7. Enjoy.

That's my long Thursday ramblings. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. Please join me in keeping all of those affected by the hurricane in your prayers. My heart goes out to them .  Wishing you a blessed day and as always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll


Thank you for the sweet visit. 

Take time to enjoy life and all of the simple things.  

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy. Love and miss you, Amo.

I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Pat at  Life in  the Scrapatch for Stitch , Sew and Show- Wednesday

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

Linda at Texas Quilt Gal for To Do List Tuesday - Tuesday


  1. Boy, you're a busy gal! The recipe looks yummy! Thank you for sharing.
    DH and I are on the peninsula of FL, waiting for the hurricane to pass and then go back to the campground. I'm doing an inventory of my fabric stash so I know how much more I can buy - much I have :-)

    1. Stay safe, dear Donna. It has been so heart breaking to hear the devastation on the news. How fun that you are getting to inventory your fabric though. I bet you are dreaming of projects as well. Lol. Hugs and blessings.

  2. You make me tired with all your activities, Melisa! If you are in the aftermath of Ian, please stay safe.

    1. Lol thank you so much, Robin. I have felt pretty lazy though, but I guess I have accomplished a pretty good amount. The weather forecast was calling for rain this weekend, but we will see. I always worry about the winds being surrounded by trees. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

  3. That pineapple banana nut bread sounds awesome to me! Unfortunately no one in my family really likes pineapple except me and only my grands and their mom and dad even like banana bread! I may save this for me sometime though!! I hope you have a great week with your list!

    1. It is so yummy, Brenda. My mom has added different ingredients in hers . I love that it is so moist. Yes, it would be a good treat for yourself. Have a great weekend and thank you for the sweet visit.

  4. Oh Melisa, you have a lot done and have a big list for this week. You found pretty ornaments and a cute Santa cup. Gingerbread embroidery is looking great! And Mon's bread looks delicious I am saving your receipe. Thanks.

    1. Oh thank you so much, Ivani. I guess I have completed more than I thought and fingers crossed I will be productive for the rest of the week. I hope you try the recipe it is delicious. Have a great weekend.

  5. Melisa thank you for that wonderful recipe! Those old ones are always the best. I like your Santa blocks. Those pears look beautiful, you are lucky to get to pick your own. Good luck on your camper block. :) Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

    1. Aaah thank you so much, Linda . The Pineapple Banana Nut Bread is so yummy and very moist. I have been enjoying working on the Santas and hope to have this quilt done in the near future or at least in the hoop. Thank you again for the sweet visit. Happy quilting.

  6. As usual, so many cute projects. Love those Santas you're embroidering. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

    1. Aah thank you so much for the sweet visit and kind words, Jennifer. I am really enjoying working on the Santa quilt . Have a great week. Happy quilting.


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