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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Just A Visit and Pumpkins & Bittersweet Sampler Freebie

Well a very good morning to you, my dears. Can you believe it ? The last day of November. November came in on the rather chilly side here in the holler, but yesterday it was a nice sunny 73 degrees. 

 Earlier during the day, I saw 3 yellow butterflies. I have never seen butterflies here so late in the season. This reminded me that I needed to work on my butterfly blocks which I am creating in memory of my sister.

By evening time, it became overcast ,and I sat on the porch watching the squirrels scamper back and forth from tree limb to tree limb and listening to the sweet melody of the birds chirping. Of course , when I pulled out my camera , the birdies and squirrels became camera shy and said "NO PHOTOS, TODAY"  Oh well, I will be on a mission to capture them next time. 

             

The leafless trees swayed back and forth as soon a breeze wove its way in and out of the ridges. 

Our little well house. 

 By mid afternoon, I heard the low rumbles of thunder; rain was on its way.  I was not deterred by the rumbles ;  I just  sat and enjoyed a little quilting time with Frosty McChill . 

As I sat on the porch, I thought  why not leave you with one more small fall freebie to wet your appetite for next year's autumn stitching. I know it might not be something that you are interested in stitching right now since it is Christmas Stitching Season  , but maybe in the future. 

 I am so excited to share with you my Pumpkin & Bittersweet Sampler

I received so many kind  compliments on my recent Thanksgiving Hutch post where I showed you my Pumpkin and Bittersweet Sampler. Thank you so much , dear friends.  I am tickled pink that so many of you liked it. 


If you are interested in stitching PUMPKIN & BITTERSWEET SAMPLER  ,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.





OK, let me tell you a little bit about it. I was inspired by my Blessings cross stitch that I shared in 2020. I always liked the bittersweet vines and the colors. 


I stitched   the Pumpkin and Bittersweet Sampler on 14 count aida that I tea / coffee dyed. 

     

I had hoped it would fit in this  5x7 frame that I purchased at the Goodwill, but it is a wee too big, but that is ok I can make do. Using 14 count aida , it measures 4 3/8" x 7 1/4". 

I just used 6 DMC floss colors which are 3011, 3829 , 300 ,301, 898  and 844. 

For reference,  this is where the floss colors are located.

THE PUMPKIN: 300, 301 and the STEM is 898
THE BITTERSWEET VINE 898 , 301 
LETTERS  A, I, K, P, U, Z-   DMC 3011
LETTERS B, E, J, N, R , W-  DMC 3829 
LETTERS C, L, S, X-     DMC 844
LETTERS D, H, M, O, T, Y- DMC 301
LETTERS F, G, Q , V-      DMC 300
QUILT MOTIFS IN THE CORNERS - DMC 300


That's my last fall cross stitch for the year!  Now I have a ton of Christmas pieces I need to finish, but first I have to get ready for tomorrow. Eeeeh! Tomorrow will be  the last embroidery block in  the Flurry  & Flakes SAL . I hope you will pop in for a short visit to see the snow family. 
Well , sweeties. I am off to  work on a few chores and then perhaps settle into some stitching.  You have a very lovely day and   As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

Thank you for the sweet visit. 

Nothing is impossible . The word itself says I'm Possible! - Audrey Hepburn

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤.

 Good bye November and hello December! 

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. Miss and love you so much. ❤❤❤๐Ÿ‘ผ

  In just a few short days,  Carol at Just Let Me Quilt will be  hosting  the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange.  I hope you will joining us for the blog hop by visiting all of those participating.  You will find  some  Ho! Ho!  holiday recipes and a sleigh full of  inspiration. 

   December 5

25 comments:

  1. Thank you for another beautiful fall piece to stitch. I don't know how you get so much done. Maybe I can catch up if I ever retire ha ha! Well let me go put a few stitches in my Christmas eve saltbox before I get ready for work. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Lol I wish I had more hours in the day to finish all that I want. Don't you? I hope that you are enjoying the Christmas Eve Saltbox. That is one of my favorites. Have a very lovely day at work.

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  2. What a lovely sampler!
    Right now I'm in Christmas mode but I liked it for next year because I thought it was beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing, Melissa.
    Hugs from Spain

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Isabel. I am in the Christmas mood as well. I am hoping to complete a few more ornaments. Have a wonderful day and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  3. Thank you for the sampler - I would love to get it made before next fall! It'll look great hanging up. Blessings

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Donna. I hope you enjoy it. Have a very lovely day . Hugs.

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  4. Oh no worries about the theme of the sampler, it's lovely and I'll save it to do it for next year for sure! Thank you for sharing to many beautiful things!
    Hugs

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diana. I had hoped to share it earlier, but time gets away from me. Blessings and hugs.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing the Pumpkin and Bittersweet Sampler design with us, Melisa. Love it and hope to get it stitched up in 2023.

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    1. Aah you are so welcome, Robin and thank you. I hope you enjoy this little sampler. Hugs.

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  7. I LOVE IT...Thank you so much for sharing ....you are generous and talented for sure.
    this is definitely going into my WIP basket.....I rescue beautiful frames from goodwill all the time. vivian

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Vivian. I sure hope you enjoy it. The Goodwill is a fabulous place to find frames cheaply that's for sure. Have a great evening.

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  8. You are just too good to us! And I am most appreciative! I hope you continue to be blessed because I can feel your joy and I am blessed by your goodness.

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    1. Oh, Sheila. Your kindness means so much to me. You brightened my evening. I do indeed feel blessed and I am so very grateful for you. Have a wonderful evening. Hugs.

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  9. Thank you for the sampler . I love samplers and this is lovely. I love the pumpkin design. I can.t wait to stitch it. It will have to wait til after xmas. I put out your Santa mug design that I love. I also put out your christmas saltbox House that I made into a pillow. I love your designs. I hope you have a Merry Christmas

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  10. Oh, My! This sampler is so wonderful! Love all the quilty images in the pumpkin! Another stitch I will have to put on the "to do" list!

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  11. Melisa, thank you for sharing your talent with us!! This is a great cross stitch!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Brenda. You are the sweetest. I had been dreaming of this little sampler for sometime and was so glad to finally get it completed. Have a great week.

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  12. Your newest sampler may be my favorite of all the charts you've designed, Melisa (although those saltboxes are right up there--ha ha!). Thank you so much and I hope your December is filled with lots of love and laughter ♥

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    1. Aaah that means so much to me Carol. I had so much fun working on this sampler . The colors just spoke to me. Lol. I have to admit I have a deep affection for the saltboxes too. Wishing you the most blessed holiday season. Hugs. 

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  13. What a beautiful piece! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! I love the colors you chose for it too!

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    1. You are so kind, Bernie. Thank you so much for the sweetest compliment. Those colors just spoke to me. Lol. Have a very Merry Christmas

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  14. You are so kind, Bernie. Thank you so much for the sweetest compliment. Those colors just spoke to me. Lol. Have a very Merry Christmas

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  15. As usual I love everything. I could stitch just your designs and be happy, happy, happy!!!

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