Sunday, November 13, 2022

Just A Chillin'

Good evening, ya'll . Though it is late in the afternoon, I  wanted to pop in so I could join Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday and yes , it has been a slow Sunday. I have been laying low and being slow-😀 just enjoying the day. It was too cold to be out with the temps in the 30's. 

One of the newest stitches I am working on. 

Mr. Pinker and I had a very lovely camping trip this past week. Mr. Pinker hunted and I enjoyed every moment at the campground buzzing away on my sewing machine.  I will show you what I worked on later.

  When I wasn't on the sewing machine, I was stitching on my Frosty McChill quilt. 

Oh, boy, can I tell you how excited I am . I finished 7 blocks  and this week I have completed 2 more.

  3 more blocks to go and then to the border. By golly, I think this quilt will be finished by the first of December. 

 I am just quilting a cross hatch design in the blocks and using this template for the border.  I will continue stitching on it tonight.  

Over the last couple of weeks, I have put away all of  my Halloween which was a big job. 

 

And Thanksgiving stitching came out. 

I fully finished Jean Farrish's Give Thanks .  Jean posted this on her blog in the October 10, 2020 post.  It was a fun piece to work on ; though I do have to admit when I stitched it I made so many boo boos.

Speaking of Thanksgiving stitches. I have a wee GIVE THANKS freebie to share too. It is a quicky stitch- one of those you can stitch up in 30 minutes or so. 


If you are interested in stitching GIVE THANKS ,grab the images below. Many of ya'll know but I always encourage you to read my little disclaimer and note about getting my 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.  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. 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.



This is a choose your own colors chart, but if you are interested, I used DMC 730, 898 and 301. 

Alright ya'll. I am off to snuggle on the couch with a little snowman quilt . Have a great evening. 

Eeeh ! Christmas decorating is going on too! 


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

18 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely to be going camping in November! I love how you're quilting the Frosties - I'll have to remember that. I still need to get the outside border on!

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  2. Hola Melissa, me encanta leer tu vida cotidiana, por aqui en Alicante, España, tambien es otoño,mi ciudad esta bañada por el Mar Mediterraneo y las temperaturas para este tiempo estan siendo atipicas, aun hace calor.
    Me gustan muchos tus bordados¡¡¡ y tu colcha

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  3. Enjoy your quilting. Thank you for the freebie. Your really do have a ton of Halloween stitching. Wow!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Cathie. I have been enjoying every stitch in this quilt. In fact it is hard to put down. I did not realize I had so many Halloween pieces until I started gathering them up. Lol. Have a great week.

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  4. Congrats on all the progress on your snowman quilt. You always have such fun stitcheries in the works. I was inspired to get back to my embroidery project this week.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Kate. I do find embroidery relaxing and quick to pick up when the grandbabies are here. I hope that you are enjoying your embroidery project. Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

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  5. Your Frosty is coming along beautifully and I love how you're quilting it! I sent mine off to Primitive Gatherings's Red & White Challenge. How fun to be camping this time of year. Such beautiful scenery and perfect weather for campfires!

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    1. I am so excited and so very honored that you sent your Frosty to the Primitive Gatherings Red & White Challenge, Susie. Please keep me updated on the challenge. I am enjoying every stitch in finishing up my Frosty. I hope to get in on the wall by December. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  6. What a fun time you both had doing what you love! I just love the frosty's and was wondering if you did anything special to the stitcheries before putting them into the quilt? Have a wonderful week.

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    1. We both had a fabulous time, Deb. It was a relaxing trip as well. I did not do anything special to the embroidery blocks and did not use a stabilizer on the back. Since I know that this will get little use other than hanging on the wall, I thought the blocks would be ok. Thank you so much for asking. I am having a ball working on it. Have a great week.

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  7. How wonderful to be able to relax in nature and quilt! Your Frosty quilt is fabulous and you are so close to finishing! I love the outdoor photos, especially the one where your hoop is in your chair waiting for you to return!

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    1. It was so quiet and relaxing , Kathy. I got a lot completed. I even brought my sewing machine outside until late evening. Thank you so much for the sweet visit.

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  8. Super post, Melisa! Love the Give Thanks design! Glad you and Mr. Pinker had a good time.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. I have been trying to stay as busy as possible. Give Thanks was a fun quick stitch.

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  9. Melisa,
    I am absolutely loving the Frosty McChill quilt!! Love it but you know I am a lover of anything red!! so pretty!! Playing catch up...Been decorating...Sorry i have not been by sooner...
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Deb. I have enjoyed working on this quilt so much and like you I am a big lover of red. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  10. It's great to spend time outside, and stitching. Your Frosties look amazing! Well done with putting the decorations down ;)
    Thank you for sharing your pretty word, and linking up!

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    1. It is nice and relaxing to get to spend time outdoors to stitch. I was so excited to get in a few stitches in my Frosty. Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs

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