Friday, January 13, 2023

Farmhouse Sampler - A Farmhouse Freebie

It is a beautiful Farmhouse Friday. What's Farmhouse Friday? Well, this year my friend, Joan and I are working on farmhouse stitching on Fridays . Doesn't that sound like a lot of fun?  You certainly can join us. Just choose any favorite farmhouse stitch you are interested in working on and let those nimble fingers stitch up a storm. šŸ§µ

Earlier this  week, I showed you my progress on my Farmhouse Sampler. 

Eeeeh! It is done!!!!!! Can I tell you that I love it?  The simplicity of it makes my heart sing!

Let me tell you a little bit about it. 

 When Mr. Pinker and I are out and about, I am always looking at houses. I like to see how additions are added, the landscape and the colors of the homes and trims.  Well on one of our adventures, I spotted a white house with a green roof  and red trim ;   my mind started swirling with ideas.  

 I used 7 DMC floss colors which included : Blanc , 712, 3781, 934, 898, 3857, and 642.  The house looks like one color but I stitched rows using blanc and 712. You could certainly stitch  it in one color, and it would look perfectly lovely.  The roof is a dark avocado green which is DMC 934 and the door is 642. 

I stitched mine on 14 count tea/coffee dyed aida. It measures  4 3/8" x 7 1/8" on 14 count. With those measurements , I just was able to squeeze it into a $.99 thrifted frame. Ya'll who have followed me for awhile know that I am Mrs. Cheapskate, and though my border is slightly cut off by the frame, I am willing to make do.  

Well there you have it ! My 1st Farmhouse Friday Finish for 2023!!! I am doing a happy hoedown over this one.

If you are interested in stitching Farmhouse 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. 

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.

                





  Now that I have one Farmhouse Friday stitch under my boots, its time to start another one. I am off to find what I can get into . Ya'll have a fantastic Friday and ...

As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. 

Hugs and Stitches and Warm Winter Wishes !!!šŸ¤—❤šŸ§µ

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy who was a winter fashionista  . Love and miss you., Amo ❤❤

Ya'll come back now, ya hear !

From Graphic Fairy 

 

31 comments:

  1. A mi tambiƩn me gusta fijarme en los edificios, sobre todo cuando viajo a Madrid, la capital de EspaƱa, alli sus edificios en el centro de la ciudad son antiguaos palacios, cuando en EspaƱa gobernaban reyes, en uno de ellos el Palacio de Linares es famoso porque alli viven fantasmas-
    Tu sample es precioso¡¡¡¡¡

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    1. Oh how interesting, Mayte. I do like the older buildings as well. I can only imagine the beautiful buildings and history in Madrid. Places that like are indeed treasures. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and kind words on my sampler.

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  2. Cute - my daughter and family just bought a home on 2.25 acres I should probably stitch a farmhouse for them since they'll be doing lots of planting and growing come spring!

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    1. Oh how fun, Donna and congratulations to your daughter on acquiring her new home. I know she is very excited. I wish you much happiness. I hope you enjoy this humble little sampler

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  3. What a darling farmhouse sampler you created and stitched, Melisa! Love the story behind it as well!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. I see so many houses that I want to stitch. I need to take a little notebook with me when we are traveling just to take notes. Lol . Have a great weekend.

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  4. Now I know a little more about where your farms and your passion for houses come from, Melisa!
    It's a beautiful sampler.
    Kisses from Spain

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Isabel. I grew up on a farm so I have always loved the farm life and simple farmhouses. Have a very lovely weekend, my dear.

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  5. Your farmhouse sampler is beautiful Melisa! I can see why you loved the white house, I like the contrast of the green roof and red frames. Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diana. It was inspired by a very interesting home that's for sure. Have a great weekend, my friend.

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  6. I love your farmhouse sampler, Melisa!! Beautiful! Happy Friday, my friend!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Brenda. You are so kind. I was thinking of you when the storms came through yesterday. I hope ya'll did not have any damage.

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  7. Beautiful pattern Melissa. You are so very talented and so find to share your charts with us for free. Thank you

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    1. Aaah Ruth ; thank you so much. I truly appreciate your kind words and your sweet visits. I truly feel blessed by this wonderful community. I hope your weekend is a wonderful one. Happy stitching.

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  8. I love this sampler. I enjoy designing house samplers. I have done a few myself. Thanks for sharing your chart.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Cathie. Aren't house samplers fun to stitch? I bet yours are just beautiful . I have a small spot on the wall that I eventually want to hang this one. Have a very lovely weekend.

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  9. Love the sampler, what a great house!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Maggie; you are so very kind . It stitched up in no time. Happy stitching , my dear.

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  10. Another adorable stitch, Melissa. You are the best!!!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, sweetie. I truly appreciate your sweet visit and kind compliment. Have a very lovely weekend.

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  11. I love samplers. Thanks so much for sharing! Lesley

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Lesley. I love samplers too especially when there is a house involved . Lol. I hope you enjoy this little sampler and thank you again for the sweet visit.

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  12. I love the sampler and look forward to stitching.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Mary Ann. It was a joy for me to work on ; I just hope that you enjoy it as well.. Have a fabulous weekend, dear.

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  13. Love this. I am in love with the house and the alphabet. Thx

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  14. Any time you bring us a new house, I am tickled. And to put with a sampler, even better! Thank you! Have a good weekend!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Ginny. This was a simple house , but I loved working on it so much. I am so glad that you like it. Hugs.

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  15. Such a cute new sampler design you've created, Melisa! I enjoyed hearing the story behind the farmhouse, too. I bet it's a very sweet sight in person. Thank you again for your wonderful designs! Happy Saturday ♥

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I could not get the green roofed house out of my mind. I enjoyed every stitch in this piece. Happy Saturday

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  16. Merci Melisa pour ce beau sampler, c'est un magnifique cadeau que vous nous faites.
    AmitiƩs de France.
    Christel
    http://toilesetfils.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Christel. This simple has was a joy to create and share. I so appreciate your kind visit. Have a very lovely weekend.

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