Sunday, October 30, 2022

October Sunday Happenings

Is this a face only a mother could love? Oh, I think she is adorable !🤗 Hmmm! What should I name her? Petunia? Maybe. 

 The other night Mr. Pinker received a phone call from our neighbor who said  that one of our pigs was on the loose. So he immediately jumped in the truck and drove down to the farm. Wheww! Our pigs were safe and sound , but  he did find this sweetie  at the bottom of the driveway. We figure someone was tired of feeding  her and dumped her out knowing that we raise pigs . Yesterday I had to drive  out to the barn to meet this gal.  Hopefully, we will find where  she belongs soon. 

Later in the day, I went out to mom's and watched the nephews carve their Halloween pumpkins.  A Happy Jack and a deer pumpkin.  The boys did a pretty good job if I do say so. 

 Grab you some roasted pumpkin seeds. They are oh so yummy and a bit spicy.

 I roasted these using a dash of this and that including butter, Worcestershire sauce, Tony Chacheres which I put on everything and a bit of Chicka  Licka Bam Bam.  

I squeezed in one more Halloween finish . This is Bent Creek's Happy Halloween which was gifted to  me by dear Robin. Thank you Robin. I loved stitching this piece. I hope to fully finish it today into a little pillow. 


For my slow stitching Sunday project, I will be  plopping down in my comfy stitching chair and giving my Easter quilt some love.💜❤ I am almost finished with the body of the quilt, and then it will be time for the border.  



Eeeh ! I am so excited. I can see the light on this project. 🌞

  Look  at this cutie patootie project that my dear friend, Patrica gifted me. It is called   "Welcome Fall" by Kathy Schmitz.  I hope to get all of the brown stitching completed today. 

 
For my Santa Sunday stitch, I have this little guy in the works. I hope to share him soon. He is coming along. 


Can you believe it has been a year since I shared my Frosty McChill embroidery blocks? 


It is that time again ! Time for another  Snowman Embroidery SAL. This one will be called Flurry & Flakes  and will be just a small wall hanging size. So if you are interested , please drop in on Thursday November 3rd for the 1st block and all of the info. 

Cute Snowman Image Retro

Well that is my Sunday happenings.  I am so grateful that you stopped in for a visit. Have a wonderful day and as always...



Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa 

Spread happiness and Sparkle!!!

Hugs and Stitches!!!!🤗🧵❤

Dedicated to my baby sister, Amy   . 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

37 comments:

  1. A new hog, you've been blessed, as long as she's healthy! Have a peaceful stitching Sunday.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Gretchen . Well Petunia is not the type of pigs we usually raise and sell. She is a pot belly , but is so adorable. I hope we find her home very soon, but I will enjoy her visit as long as she is here. Have a great week.

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  2. I enjoyed your post today - the pumpkins are great - and the seeds sound yummy. My dd does the roasted seeds and makes pumpkin chocolate chip bread.
    A new hog? Hog dumping? Sad. But, you've named her and you know what that means...;-)
    Blessings

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    1. Oh my pumpkin chocolate chip bread sounds amazing, Donna. My mouth is a watering. Lol I would keep sweet Petunia, but hubby has to clean and feed her . I wish we knew where the sweetie came from. Lol. Have a great week.

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  3. The boys' pumpkins look great. Yum on the pumpkin seeds. The new pig is a cutie. So, will it be Petunia or something else?

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Robin. Even the grandbabies enjoyed the roasted pumpkin seeds which they can be quite finicky. Petunia is definitely a sweetie. Hopefully hubby will find a home for her soon. Have a great week and Happy Halloween.

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  4. Lovely projects you are working on. The pumpkin seeds sound delicious.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much for the kind visit, Karrin. The spicy pumpkin seeds are very yummy- almost addictive. Have a wonderful week and happy quilting.

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  5. Pretty projects in the works, Melisa. Looking forward to seeing the new embroidery SAL. Have a blessed week.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Ivani. I am getting excited for the Christmas season and of course that means snowmen. Lol. Have a great week. Happy quilting.

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  6. Oh I think it should be Petunia, and she is definitely a cutie!! I know she's glad to have a home to care for her whether you find her original owner or not! However, having grown up with my share of both pigs and cows, I have to say cows are cuter! LOL Your stitching looks great. I know you're glad to start to see the light on your quilt. Have a great week, Melisa!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Brenda. Hubby is trying to find the owner , but noone has made claims. That's why we think that Petunia was left at our place . She will be well taken care of until we find her a forever home though. Oh yes I am excited to coming to an end on this quilt. Have a great week. 

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  7. Congrats on making such good progress on your sweet Easter quilt, Melisa!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Joy. I am so excited to be coming close to an end. I hope to make good progress on it this week. Have a very Happy Halloween.

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  8. oh, a new piggy girl!! I love piggy snouts, they are so soft, we had pigs and turkeys and chickens. I loved growing up rural. You have some really cute items to stitch, enjoy your Sunday Stitches. A new stitch-along starting in November, oh boy, oh boy!! Why did October fly away so quickly this year?? Christmas is so close,,,, Warm hugs from Sunny Arizona (a little cloudy, today!).

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    1. Petunia certainly makes me smile. She is as cute as button and so friendly . Aah what warm memories of your farm animals. I am getting so excited for the Christmas season, Mary. I have been quilting on my Frosty quilt this week in fact. I hope you have a very lovely week and a Happy Halloween. Hugs ( It has been dreary and cloudy here for the last 2 days, but thankfully we did get a bit of rain. )

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  9. What a cute piggy, such a shame she was dumped. Or maybe she escaped? I love seeing your pretty stitchery projects, and must admit that I was tempted by Frosty last year. But we dont have snow where I live, only on the mountain tops, so I didn't pursue this idea.

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    1. Petunia is as cute as a button. Unfortunately , she did not belong to any of the neighboring farmers. We will take care of her until we can find her owner though. I wondered if it snowed in your area. We rarely get snow where I live either , but I still dream of it- even if it is just a dusting. Have a great week, Jenny.

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  10. Your hand stitching is beautiful, Melisa! I have not had roasted pumpkin seeds in years but the memories of how they taste just flooded back as soon as I was reading about them. :-). I think Miss Piggy wants to live at YOUR farm now. She doesn't want to go back where she came from!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Rebecca. It has been awhile since I had roasted pumpkin seeds as well and I was so glad that the grandbabies even enjoyed them. Lol. - I love that name- Miss Piggy- I hadn't thought of that. It certainly looks like she wanted to join our pigs on the farm- unfortunately our pigs were not so welcoming so we are having to separate them. Lol. Have a great week

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  11. Oh, I may have to join Furry & Flakes. Now I just have to remember the start date. I love all of your pretty projects. I have to confess that I have never roasted pumpkin seeds and I know I am missing out. I hope that piggy finds her home, whether or not she stays with you.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Cathie. Flurry & Flakes is going to be a quick stitch. I have all of the drawings created . Now just to get them stitched. I am so excited that you will be joining in. I hope you enjoy. Have a very lovely week and happy Halloween.

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  12. Those pumpkins are really fun! My Guy and Grad Girl used to do one together, now they compete to see who can come up with the best designs. Enjoy your hand stitching this week. You've got some fun projects in the works.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Kate. It was a lot of fun to watch the boys. I bet My Guy and Grad Girl come up with some great designs- how fun. Some good competition certainly brings out the creativity in some. Have a blessed week and Happy Halloween.

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  13. Oh the piggie!!! and the pumpkins ! What a fun weekend you had!!

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    1. Lol . Isn't that piggie a cutie? Thank you so much ,Alycia. Have a fabulous week .

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  14. Those jack o lanterns are awesome! Wow you've been busy, you have made a lot of beautiful projects!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diana. The boys did a great job. I just loved the big smile on one of the pumpkins. Wishing you a fabulous Halloween . Hugs.

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  15. I think pigs are adorable, and Petunia is a sweet name. I hope she wasn't just dumped :-( You put me to shame with your stitching - I've hardly touched anything in a few weeks. We've had some nice weather in central Texas so I've been outside soaking it up while it's still tshirt weather, lol. I just discovered Kathy Schmitz and now own several patterns and a panel of patriotic designs that I want to stitch over and make little pillows. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Sadly someone did just leave sweet Petunia at our driveway. We live out in the sticks so those things happen . We are trying to find her owner, but we know it is not any of the neighborhood farmers . She will be taken care of until we do find her home though. Oh, I am so jealous of the nice warm weather. My daughter is in Texas and she told me yesterday was a hot one. I would be out enjoying the nice weather as well. Isn't Kathy Schmitz's designs just fabulous? Hope you enjoy stitching them. Happy Halloween.

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  16. Priscilla or Prissy came to mind when I saw her. I hope, if she stays with you, that she is a happy and healthy gal. I have started Frosty McChill in bluework and plan on backing it with Minky. Thank you for all your generous giving with your stitching.

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    1. Aren't those just the sweetest names. Prissy has a great ring to it . Lol. She is a cutie that is for sure and very friendly. Oh I bet Frosty looks amazing in blue. I hope you enjoy working on them. How fun that you already have the backing ready. I always dread finding the backing for some reason. Lol. Have a great week, dear Ginny.

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  17. Aah thank you so much, Diann. I have put Frosty in the hoop and hope to quilt a bit on him each day . Have a wonderful week and happy quilting.

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  18. How fun that you are creating another stitch along! I especially love seeing your quilting... very exciting that you can see the light at the end of the quilting tunnel!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Kathy. I love embroidery and I always try to create at least one snowman quilt a year. I hope to get the Frosty quilt done by the end of the month. Fingers crossed. Have a great week and Happy quilting.

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  19. The new little pig knows she's home with you, she looks cute by the way! Great carving and stitching works, the snomen are lovely.
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up ;)

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    1. Lol she is a cutie. No one has still laid claim to her so I guess she has found a new home. Thank you so much Frederique' . Have a blessed week.

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