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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Snowman 1869 Crock- A Winter Freebie

Brrrr! Baby, it is  cold day . Come on in, snowbunnies ; it is a  perfect day  to sit and  stitch the day away.  Please excuse me if I stay in my jammies  for they are so warm and snuggly. My most recent little finish is Snowman  1869 Crock. 

Do you recognize the little guy? It is Baby Flake from my Flurry & Flakes SAL .😀☃ You may remember him in The Family Portrait embroidery. 

Baby Flake always looks so inquisitive doesn't he?  He loves his little buddy especially Flurry which is one of the cardinals.

 One of the little cardinals was   in the Winter  1869 Crock which I posted on November 11, 2022. 

I often get asked why the date 1869. Well that is a nod at one of my ancestors. I always put something in my stitches that reminds me of them. In fact, I love to stitch cardinals this time of the year, in memory of my Nanny.  

As far as the date , you could certainly change it to a date that is near and dear  to your heart.  


This crock is a small just measuring 56 x 52 and on 14 count aida that would bring it to about 4" x 3  3/4".  I used 9 DMC floss colors including 840, 3371, blanc, 221, 301, 930, 895, 353, and  898. 

If you are interested in stitching  Snowman 1869 Crock   ,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.




After finishing my crock into a little pin pillow , I decided it needed a little something special - perhaps some trim. I am certainly no expert, but I thought I would show you how I added some yarn trim. I purchased the yarn at the Goodwill for $1.00. I took several strands of yarn  and twisted them. 

I tacked the twist in place with pins as I whip stitched the yarn cording down. I then continued, twisting and stitching with like colored thread.  There are many stitchers who have great tutorials on  Youtube on how to add cording the right way- this is just the quick way I did it.  


 I  have a little matching embroidery too. It would look so cute as an ornament or pin pillow or whatever your heart desires. So if you are interested, grab that image as well.  

I embroidered Baby Flake in DMC 498 using a stem stitch. After embroidering the little guy, I trimmed the block to 4 1/2" x 5 1/4" .  I then added a wee border to it. 

I cut  2 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" red strips and using a 1/4" seam allowance sewed to each side. 

I cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" red strips and sewed to the top and bottom of the block. 

Have you seen my other crocks? Well if you haven't, just click on the links and pop right over to the previous post. You might find one that strikes your fancy for a holiday or seasonal stitch.   

 

  Fall 1869 Crock Ewe Have My Heart 1869 Crock  ,  1776 Crock ,   Spring Chick 1869 Crock , Bee Skep 1869 CrockWinter  1869 Crock

Well I certainly appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a visit. I hope to make some progress several projects including a quilt.  May your day be a bright and productive day as well.  

As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

When a cardinal appears in your yard, it is a visitor from heaven. 

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

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy  . Love and miss you., Amo ❤❤

Ya'll come back now, ya hear !


37 comments:

  1. A very nice design that I loved in its two versions, both embroidered and cross-stitched, Melisa
    Hugs from Seville

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    1. Thank you so much, Isabel. I enjoyed working on both, but the embroidery was my favorite. Have a very lovely rest of the week.

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  2. Your crocks are all just so precious!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Vicki. I enjoy collecting old crocks so stitching them has been a lot of fun as well. Have a great evening

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  3. The snowman crock with his cardinal friends is adorable, Melisa.

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    1. Thank you so much, Robin. He was such a fun guy to work on . I hope you have a very lovely week.

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  4. As usual, I love everything!!!!!!!!! Thank you for being so generous with your patterns, Melisa. Have a good week ahead!

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    1. Aah you are the sweetest. I truly appreciate it. I hope your week is a blessed one as well.

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  5. Thank you so much for so many beautiful designs! I have already stitched many of them, and have one on my hoop now. However, I have a question. On the pic at the top of your blog, in the lower left corner is a picture of kids skiing, Snow Day, can you tell me where to find it, as I feel like I have seen the pattern before, but cannot locate now. GOD Bless!! Sheila

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    1. Thank you so much, Sheila. I hope that you have enjoyed my humble little creations. I stitched Snow Day years ago ,but changed the colors to remind me of my kiddos. It is a Prairie Schooler design in the January Booklet #177. I saw that 123 stitch has it in stock right now. I hope this helps. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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  6. Oh, look at Baby Flake all stitched in red! I will have to do that one. I've been stitching the Family Portrait in black, but I do love redwork. Thanks for the design, Melisa!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Diann. Baby Flake was so much fun to work on. I was ready to do some redwork after stitches the Flakes in black. Lol. I hope you are enjoying the Family Portrait. Have a great week.

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  7. Cross stitch and embroidery my first two love.....Again thank you so much they are all adorable designs.

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    1. I am so thrilled that you like them. I created both of these after working on the Flurry & Flakes SAL . I have been on a big snowman kick this year. Lol. Thank you for the sweet visit and kind words, dear.

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  8. So very sweet and I love how you use a special-to-you year on the crocks. Thank you for the designs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susie. I always enjoy putting a little something about my family in my stitches. It is fun to see them personalized. Happy stitching , dear.

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  9. Thanks so much for the new goodies, Melisa! Both versions are great!

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    1. Oh thank you so much , Brenda.I had a lot of fun creating these. Have a very lovely week. Happy quilting.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear for the sweet visit and the kind words. I hope you enjoy this little snowman. Happy stitching

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  11. When I first found you a few days ago, I never realized what a resource for design you are, or how joyous your designs would be. I'm discovering more each time I come to see your posts. Thank you so much for the links and this new adorable snowman. I love snowmen! I had a dream to embroider snowmen to go between blocks of mittens, and then realized how many I'd have to do! This could tempt me again!

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    1. Aaah Susan. I can not tell you how much your kind words mean to me. You made my day! I am so touched that you have enjoyed visiting my humble blog and am thrilled that I am tempting you to get back into embroidery. A quilt of mittens and snowmen would be so adorable. Have a lovely week. Blessings

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  12. No problem! Jammie days are the best! Thank you for another cute stitch!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Ginny. Jammie days are few and far between, but it is nice when I get to spend the day piddling about the house. Have a beautiful evening, dear.

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  13. Aaah thank you, Donna. It is a joy and a blessing to share this little snowman. Happy stitching, dear.

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  14. So adorable. Hope you're having a peaceful new year.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Honeybee. This little snowguy really tugs at my heart. I hope the new year brings you many blessings as well.

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  15. your generosity is amazing! Thank you!

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    1. Aaah, I truly appreciate your sweet compliment. You are so kind. I hope you enjoy this little snowman and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  16. Oh my goodness, they are so cute! I'm keeping this one on my to do list, I just started to work on "A cold winter's day manor" I also share your love for cardinals! Thank you for sharing!
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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diana. I sure hope you enjoy this little guy as well as Cold Winter's Day. I have enjoyed working on stitching winter pieces this year. Hugs

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  17. Baby Flake is just the cutest, Melisa--love your latest crock offering! I love how you honor your ancestors through the names and the dates that you use for your wonderful charts, too :) Thank you again and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday ♥

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. This was a fun little stitch to work on . I particularly  enjoyed the embroidery.  Have a very lovely weekend. Hugs. 

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  18. I really love all your sweet little snowman stitches. My style was very similar to yours way back when but after living in Kuwait the past 28 years, my decor has obviously evolved to reflect the part of the world I'm in and collections from our travels. Still, can't get rid of the country girl in me and I am completely in love with everything you design and make. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Tammy. It would be hard not to be influenced by the beautiful area that you live in now and displaying your travel treasures I am sure brings back so many fond memories.

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  19. Merci pour ce nouveau modèle. Votre bonhomme de neige est plein de tendresse de poésie.
    Amitiés de France,

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    1. Aah you are so kind, Christel. Thank you so much. He was a darling little guy to work on. Have a very lovely weekend.

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