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Monday, January 9, 2023

Late Evening Stitching

Good evening, ya'll and a very Happy Monday. Having been away for a few days, I have not had time to post , but I have been stitching  and quilting. 

My newest Christmas finish is Mistletoe Kisses  which is a 2022 freebie from Silver Creek Sampler.


On Friday, dear Joan and I started our Farmhouse Friday SAL . I began a little farmhouse sampler. 


On Saturday , I worked on a new sampler . I hope this one will fit in an 8 " x 10" frame. 

Thank you so much for all of the kind compliments on last week's post about A Cold Winter's Day.  Ya'll are as sweet as can be. 😘🤗

A Cold Winter's Day- Dot''s Saltbox


I have been bound and determined to make a lot of progress on my Grandma's Love quilt which I showed you last week. 

This past week  I quilted 10 1/2 blocks .

Hmmm ! Do you know what this pattern is called?  
 

 I have 23 1/2 more blocks to go.  

I love the teeny scraps of fabrics in each piece.


Such pretty feedsacks and shirtings used. 


I will continue quilting on this quilt this week. I hope to at least get  9 more blocks completed. 

On Embroidery Thursday, I completed the January Snowman doodle that I shared last week. I think it is a cutie patootie. What do you think? 


It's To Do List Time!!

LAST WEEK' S GOALS.

✅1. to start  a new embroidery.

✅2. Start a new saltbox cross stitch. 

✅3. Quilt 9 more blocks in Grandma's Love quilt. 

✅4. Pack away Christmas. 

WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA THIS WEEK?
1. Quilt 9 more blocks in Grandma's Love quilt
2. Fully finish a cross stitch. 
3. Still packing away Christmas. - Yep, it takes me a long time. Lol. 


Alright, sweetie pies. I hope you  have an awesome week. I hope to get back on track of finishing some projects and posting here soon. 



As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting,

 ya'll

Melisa

Thank you for the sweet visit. 

Today is a happy day!

Hugs and Stitches!!!!  And Warm Winter Wishes!!!🤗🧵❤.

Dedicated to my dear baby sister Amy  .     Love and miss ya. ❤❤❤❤

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

Brenda at Songbird Designs for Monday Musings

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making
Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday
Joy at Days Filled with Joy for This and That
Carol at Quilt Schmilt  for To Do List Tuesday 







25 comments:

  1. Buenos dias desde España
    Que trabajadora y que bonito todo lo que enseñas, con tus trabajos el invierno es mas bonito¡¡¡

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    1. Good evening, Mayte. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and kind compliment. I have been trying to stay as busy as possible. I do hope to finish my quilt soon. Have a wonderful week, dear.

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    1. I so appreciate the kind compliment , dear Isabel. I have enjoyed stitching on each and every one. I hope to complete the quilt by the end of the month.

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  3. I'm interested in the history of Grandma's Love quilt. Is this one that you are making, one from a quilt shop or one handed down? I love seeing the history of quilts.
    Blessings

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Donna. My hubby bought the top for me for my birthday a few months ago. He purchased it at a little antique store in Georgia. I would love to know more about it. It is such a joy to see how the quilter pieced the teeniest of scraps together so lovingly. A lot of the red corner blocks are pieced from scraps of red too which I adore. There is one faded red block which I think I will be quilting this week. I am so happy that you asked about it, Donna. I am like you- I love knowing a little about quilts especially old ones.

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  4. Mistletoe Kisses is really cute! That scrappy quilt is really fun. When you said small pieces, you really meant small pieces. Happy stitching this week.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Kate. I am amazed at how teeny the scraps are that the quilter used and they are hand pieced. I am enjoying every stitch in this quilt. Happy quilting.

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  5. What a lovely start of the year, with pretty embroideries and beautiful quilts! I love your Grandma quilt, and its variety of pretty and sweet fabrics.
    Thank you for sharing these beauties, and linking up!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear. I am so delighted that you stopped by for a visit. I do believe my week is off to a great start. I hope yours is as well.

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  6. I love that Mistletoe Kisses cross stitch!! Your Grandma quilt will be completed before you know it!! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Brenda. I do hope to have Grandma's Love completed by the end of the month. I know that is a lofty goal, but I am working towards it. Have a great week, dear.

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  7. Melisa, your posts fill me with warmth and happiness as I look at what you're doing, and yes, I still love that snowman! I may make him a warm up piece to do to get my hands going on my CQ project. Thanks for the link to the XS. I don't do it, but I posted the site on my QuiltBOM list, and maybe someone else will like her designs as much as I do who DOES do XS. There were many I liked, and I didn't think they were badly priced.

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    1. You are the sweetest, Susan and you brought a smile to my evening,. Thank you so much for always being so positive and supportive. That really means the world to me. I do appreciate you spreading the word on the cross stitch. I just got into it a few years ago. Sometimes it is a challenge to juggle more than one hobby, but it is oh so much fun. Lol. Happy quilting.

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  8. I adore your Grandma's quilt! I have never seen a pattern like that before... and all the scraps in this quilt are divine! Total swoon! So happy you are hand quilting this treasure!

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    1. Kathy, I am having so much fun studying the scraps of fabric as I quilt this beauty. I wish I had yardage of all of the feedsacks that were used. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  9. I always feel warm and complimented when I read your posts - it's like you are talking directly to me - lol! Nice progress on Grandma's Love. Has anyone figured out what kind of block it is? Have a wonderful rest of the week Melisa!

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    1. Oh , Linda you are so very kind. Thank you so much for the sweetest heart warming compliment. I can not tell you how much that means to me . No one has given me a name for the pattern yet. I feel like I have seen it before, but maybe not. I am enjoying this quilt though. Happy quilting.

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  10. Your grandmother's quilt may be a one-of-a-kind that she designed on her own in order to use those lovely scraps! She was very creative for sure :)

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    1. It certainly may be. She used every teeny scrap she could. It is fascinating to look at as I quilt. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and kind words, Stephanie.

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  11. Grandma's Love quilt is certainly unique! I've never seen that block before.. it is going to be gorgeous...Love all the stitching you are working on! Hope you've had a great week and thanks for joining in on Monday This & That! xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Joy. I do believe I have seen the pattern before, but I just do not know what it is called. I am enjoying every stitch on it though Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  12. Oh thank you so much, Sandra. I truly appreciate the sweet visit and the kind compliment and I am very honored that you have stitched some of my humble designs and made pin pillows. Aren't they fun to tuck here and there? I think the pillow finish is one of my favorites. The framed house stitch is called Winter Trio from Waxing Moon Designs. She has all kinds of trios. I just stitched them all as one piece. I think I separated each house leaving 3 stitches between them. I believe it is still available on 123 stitch. I am hoping one day to get all of the seasons and holidays stitched. . Thank you again for the kind words of encouragement; I can not tell you how much that means to me. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Grandma's Love Quilt is amazing. The hand quilting is the perfect topper-offer! Mistletoe Kisses as just as sweet as can be.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Susie. I am enjoying every stitch. I hope to have it completed by the end of the month or at least the 1st part of February. Fingers crossed.

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