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Sunday, October 23, 2022

A Peaceful Sunday and a Christmas Freebie

And a very good morning to you! 🤗 Happy Sunday, my friends.

 Yesterday was such a lovely day. Not only was it nice and warm outdoors, but  I spent most of the day working on Christmas ornaments as I listened to Bing Crosby singing the Christmas classics. My daughter said "Mom , Halloween is not  even here yet" . But Christmas  will be no here in no time.  

I have pulled out a couple of projects to work on for this Slow Stitching Sunday ; one of which is my small Halloween churn Dash.  I pieced this one last year. I hope to finish it by the end of the week. 

       

Later I will finish the Christmas pinkeep  called "Dreaming of Snow" that I started yesterday. It will be a future freebie.  Are you dreaming of snow yet? 

Speaking of Christmas and freebies. I wanted to share with you my newest ornament that I finished called "Peace on Earth" . I should have just named it "Peace" though.

      

  I stitched this one the other night in a few short hours .  I used 7 floss colors including DMC 815, white, black, 781, 895, 647,and  898  . 

I finished it using what I had in my stash. I may change out the bow later , but for now this will do. 

If you would like to stitch, Peace on Earth ,  please check out the images below, but first read my little note about my charts . This explains about getting the charts. 


NOTE: Normally I have been able to create links to the charts and instructions which were in JPG form. For some reason, recent updates on Google Docs. has prevented me from doing that and I am not able to create a pdf without having to deal with storage issues.  Until I can figure out how to upload with the links , I am only able to put the images on the blog . Many dear stitchers say they right click, save the image and then print.  I think some have copied and pasted it to a Word document that they can print off as well. I hope you are able to find a way to enjoy this chart. You will have to click each page to save .  I am doing my best to get back to my normal method of sharing . Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and for all of the helpful tips and ideas. 

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 . I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and for stitching my little designs.


I am going to keep my ramblings short today. 

Have a very lovely day, and I hope that you are able to take some time for yourself and enjoy something that you love. 

As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa 

May you be blessed with love in your heart. Happiness in your home; Peace in your soul and joy in your life. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy  Sundays are always the hardest. . I 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 needle workers to meet. 

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday

Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday

Kate at Life in Pieces for  Stitching Stuff ( Sunday) 

Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap - Sunday 

Melva at Melva Loves Scraps for Sew & Tell- Sunday

26 comments:

  1. I always think your little cross stitched projects are so cute! I love 'Peace', happy stitching!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Gretchen .It was a very relaxing stitch. Have a great week.

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  2. Thank you for the new pattern! Will make a great Christmas ornament.
    Blessings,

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Donna. I am getting excited about my Christmas stitching. Hope you have made it to your destination this weekend. Safe travels.

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  3. Thank you, Melisa for another cute pattern. I finished my Autumn Stamp Collection this past week and I am in love with it. Thanks so much!!

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    1. Aaah you are so welcome, Ivani. Your Autumn Stamp Collection is amazing. I am so very honored that you stitched it. Thank you so much. Have a blessed week.

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  4. Such a cute Peace ornament. I like your hand quilting project for today too. You amaze me by getting so much accomplished!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Penny. I am really enjoying this quilt. I do think I need to make a Christmas one. Have a blessed week.

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  5. Your projects are always so enticing!

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    1. Aaah you are so kind, Vicki. I have been hopping from one project to another this week, but surprisingly getting a lot done. Have a very lovely week.

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  6. Thanks for the Peace ornament! It's really cute. And yes...we always dream of snow here in AL!! Once in a blue moon, the grand loves get their wishes to play in it. I just stay inside and save my bones! LOL

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    1. Well you are so welcome, Brenda and thank you for the sweet Sunday visit. You are in the same boat I am in respect to snow. We rarely get it too, but when we do, boy do we have a good time. Happy quilting.

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  7. We've had a beautiful October here in Colorado, but have a "wintry mix" predicted for later this week. I'm not ready for that yet! Your Peace cross-stitch is lovely, Melisa!

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    1. Oh wow , Diann. I hope you will post about it if you do get some snow. I hope we will get some snow this year; it is something we rarely see. Have a great week. Stay warm and cozy.

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  8. More temptations for this newbie CS-er! I've loved making hand made applique ornaments the last few years so it's great to get one to cross stitch. Thanks for offering it!

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    1. Aaaah thank you so much, Vivian for the sweet visit and kind words. . I bet your hand appliqued ornaments look amazing especially on the tree. Cross stitched ones will be great additions. Have a very lovely week.

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  9. Hope you were able to get in lots of slow stitching time this week. Your Peace ornament is really cute! Happy stitching this week.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much for the sweet visit, Kate. Have a wonderful week and happy quilting.

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  10. Thank you for the early Christmas pattern, never too late to start!! Finished Autumn Stamp Collection and my daughter has made a claim on that one already!! Having a wonderful fall type day here in Arizona, perfect in all ways/ Sending many hugs from Sunny Arizona.

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    1. Aaah how wonderful , Mary. That just makes my day. Now you are going to have to make one for yourself. Lol. Thank you so much for stitching along with me. The weather has turned warm again here- almost in the 80s which was nice. Enjoy the fall weather, my dear. Hugs.

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  11. What a sweet chart, Melisa! Thank you so much--we surely do need more peace in our lives and around the world ♥

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I have been in the Christmas stitching mood . That is so true - we do need peace . Happy stitching. Hugs.

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  12. Lovely Peace cross-stitch, and cute bow too ;)
    Thank you for sharing your patterns, and linking up!

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    1. Aah thank you so much for the sweet visit. I tried to use what supplies I had on hand. Have a great weekend.

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  13. I absolutely LOVE your Halloween Churn Dash quilt! Thanks for everything. I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Susie. I had made a fall mini Churn Dash last year. I think I need to make a Christmas one too. The Churn Dash block is one of my favorites. Have a great week. 

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