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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Snowman Sunday

A very Happy Slow Stitching  Sunday to you! Have you pulled out a project to work on today?  I certainly have mine raring to go. 

 It is my Flurry & Flakes embroidered quilt that I shared last month.  I do think it will be the perfect winter project and perhaps by the end of the month, I can display it in my hall of snowmen.

 

During the winter time , sweet roly poly snowmen come to visit my house and reside in the small foyer.

 My wee year raggedy tree is decorated with red and white mittens and a little toboggan.   By mid month, it looks a little bedraggled. 😁

Snowmen quilts are draped over the old thrifted shutters. 

My favorite is my Coopie Snowman quilt that I made years ago .I drew out snowmen for my nephew as coloring sheets . I am still on the search for those patterns. 

Country snowmen adorn the shelf. 

Have you ever seen the Country Register flyer at rest stops? Well I found this one years ago and loved the cover graphics so I  framed it? 

Snowmen quilts also are on all of the doors. 

          

I do believe Flurry & Flakes will be quite at home in the foyer once it is complete . The only problem is trying to figure out where the little guys will go among all of the country clutter.

 

Let me show you some of the stitches that I will continue with this week and what I have accomplished. 

 On Merry Monday, I spent a few minutes on a Christmas stitch. 


 I also began a new basket stitch. It is going to be filled with sweetness for Valentine's . 
 

DOLLAR TREE ALERT!!!!!!
 
Last night Mr. Pinker and I went to the Dollar Tree in a neighboring county. Can you believe it? They have Easter already out!!! Of course I was inclined to purchase a few goodies. Look at these adorable  flocked bunnies and carrot bottle  brush tree. They were just $3.00 a piece. 

To give you an idea on size here they are by my Pioneer Woman cake stand. 

The carrot tree is 17.5 inches tall while the bunnies are up to 9 1/2" tall.  They just had a few of them so I snatched them up while I was there.   

















 

I bet some of you already know where that bottle brush tree is going- remember my carrot obsession of Spring 2022.  πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜³πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯• I know some of you tried to organize an carrot intervention  but to no avail. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ˜‚
 

It's To Do List Time!!

LAST WEEK' S GOALS.

✅1. Quilt 9 more blocks in Grandma's Love quilt . So far, I have quilted 7 but I will finish 2 more today. 
✅2. Fully finish a cross stitch. 
✅3. Still packing away Christmas. - Yep, it takes me a long time. Lol. 

WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA THIS WEEK?

1.  Quilt 9 more blocks on Grandma's Love. Yes! I am bound and determined to complete it soon. 

2. Work on a new embroidery

3. Continue piecing churn dashes. 

4. Begin a new cross stitch.

Well sweetie pies, it's time for me to hop on off of here. I  have covered snowman , valentines to bunnies in this post. I  guess I know how to jump the holidays and seasons as well. Have a beautiful day, my friends and...

As always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

To succeed , jump as quickly at the opportunities as you do the conclusions. 

Hugs and Stitches and Warm Winter Wishes !!!πŸ€—❤🧡

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy  .Wish you could have gone shopping with me, Amo . Love and miss you., Amo ❤❤

Ya'll come back now, ya hear ! 

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 


47 comments:

  1. I love all your snowmen decoration, so cute! Happy stitching!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gretchen. I am looking forward to adding this new small quilt to the winter decor. Have a very lovely week.

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  2. What a fun posting to read. I love all those snowman decorations. Your latest quilt will fit right in. Where do you find the time to make all of those quilts?

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Cathie. It is a challenge to juggle all my crafts , but I squeeze them in somehow. Lol. Have a great week.

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  3. Isn't it neat what you can find at Dollar Tree? I've found several items I can use with my cross stitch and also for other crafts! Who knew! I guess lots of people, since every time I go in, they've expanded their craft section just a bit more!
    Love your snowmen!
    Blessings

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    1. I do love the Dollar Tree and I am so grateful that they have expanded their craft section. It seems each DT carries different things as well. Have a great week, Donna and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  4. The amount of cheap and beautiful things you have in Dollar Tree is incredible!
    Your collection of works with snowmen is spectacular, Melisa
    Kisses from Spain

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    1. I do enjoy the Dollar Tree. They have started carrying lots of craft items as well. Thank you so much, Isabel. Have a wonderful week.

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  5. Your embroidered snowman quilt is looking quite darling, Melisa. What fun snowman pieces you have out. Good finds at the Dollar Tree!

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    1. Oh thank you so much , Robin. I can not wait to add this new snowman quilt into the collection. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  6. YOU are amazing! You get so much done and I love seeing your collections! The snowmen are adorable. I've seen several dollar tree alerts this week. I definitely need to go! You had a photo recently showing where your sewing room was. Have you ever showed us your sewing space? I would love to see it!!!

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    1. Aaah you are the sweetest, Penny. I do love visiting the Dollar Tree; you never know what you might find there. Lol. I have not shown the inside of my sewing room. It is like an explosion of fabric everywhere for I am not a tidy quilter. Hee Hee! During the winter time , I do not go up to it for it is so cold, but come spring time I hope to get back into the sewing room and perhaps clean it and then take a photo. Fortunately I have a small sewing machine that I can bring to the house to use until then.

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  7. Love your snowmen, they are stinkin adorable.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear Patti. I have been collecting for many years and can not wait to add this new quilt to the collection.

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  8. I was a bit disappointed when Country Register quite publishing. It's how I found a few quilt/needlework shops in the area.
    I'm glad I don't have easy access to Dollar Tree I think. It seems like by the time I see people talking about what they've gotten there, everyone has already cleaned them out by the time I get to the store. That's OK - I don't need the temptation to bring home more things to find a spot to display or store :-).

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    1. I did not know that Country Register is no longer published. I loved the little doodles, recipes and yes finding quilt shops as well. Lol I try to avoid the DT temptation , but it is hard to. I have been good though this is the first visit in a few weeks. Have a great week, Gail and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  9. Well, no slow stitching for me! I will be stitching as fast as my Avante will go, and as my back allows me to be up today! Deadlines!!! I love your snowman quilts. I do hope you find the patterns for the Coopie Snowman Quilt! I love it! When I'm able to walk better, I really NEED to go to The Dollar Tree!! We have three good sized ones all within 5-10 miles of us! Thanks in advance for linking up with Monday Musings!! Have a great week!!

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    1. There is nothing like deadlines to move a quilt along. I hope you had a very productive day . There seems to always be something new at the DT. I hope you get to visit one soon. Have a great week, Brenda

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  10. Oh my you have such a lovely collection of snowmen, one of my favorite things to collect. I love the carrot and bunnies those are great I need to swing by the Dollar Tree here to see if there are any available. You carrot collection is great. Happy New Year and Happy Stitching

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Deb. I have been collecting snowmen for over 30 years and I am looking forward to adding this new quilt to the collection. I was surprised to see Easter out at the DT, but was glad to find a couple of things. Have a very lovely week.

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  11. I always love visiting your site. So many wonderful ideas and arrangements. And so many cute patterns. Yesterday, I went back in your history for a Valentine project. Of course, I found one and have started it. I like those snowmen as well. Maybe I can get to those, too. I love the snowman quilts and made one just like one hanging on the door: mine is on a wall at the bottom of my staircase.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear. I am so thrilled you found a Valentine's stitch to work on . I do hope that you enjoy it. I do love snowmen. I can not wait to add my newest quilt to the collection. I bet your snowman quilt is just lovely. Have a very lovely week and happy stitching.

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  12. I love the setting of your latest snowman quilt! So many fun snowmen decorating your home. We have Easter eggs in our shops in the uk.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Sarah; it was a joy to work on this quilt. I hope it will quilt up fast . I think this is the earliest I have ever seen Easter being out. Have a wonderful week.

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  13. Yes indeed, you do seem to have a bit if a "thing" about snowmen, but that is not a bad thing, is it. Carrot intervention, that made me smile.

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Jenny. I have been collecting for over 30 years. I was surprised when hubby brought 4 totes of snowmen from the garage, but happily surprised. Lol. Have a very lovely week.

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  14. Your hall of art looks amazing with all your snowmen! Oh I will have to dash to the dollar tree tomorrow. I went yesterday, and everything was valentine's, I will have to check more often for those Easter beauties! I'm glad there was no carrot intervention, hehe, those quilts are beautiful!
    Hugs

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diana. The grandbabies love to look at the snowmen. I hope you find some goodies at the Dollar Tree. Ours had Valentines, St. Patricks and Easter out. Have a great week, Diana.

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  15. Strangely enough, I saw Easter eggs for sale at the grocery store the other day...unbelievable. Your foyer is a picture of fun and lovely creativity. So, so many happy snowmen sprinkling delight in your day and for all who enter your door. Love your latest snowman quilt. It makes me smile.

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    1. I have never seen Easter decor out so early, Kim. I had to get these little bunnies and carrot tree though for I knew they would disappear fast. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and kind words on my snowmen collection.

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  16. Lovely displays!! The snowman quilt on the door with the red checked border looks like a Debbie Mumm pattern from long ago, I made one of those way back then.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Vicki. I found the snowman quilt last year at the Goodwill. I do have Debbie Mumm's book that I believe it is in . Hmmm. I am going to have to pull that book out. Happy quilting.

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  17. Darling snowmen display! They are all so, so, so cute! Adorable bunnies and carrot too! Can't wait to see progress on your stitcheries. Now that 'Nina' (sewing machine) is at the Spa and some flimsies are prepped for quilting, I have time to do a little bit cross-stitching. Happy crafty week!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Astrid. I have enjoyed the snowmen being out for a few weeks. I hope Nina will be home soon for I am sure you will have plenty for it to do. Lol. In the meantime enjoy having time to stitch. Have a great week.

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  18. So many fun snowmen at your house! I do think the Flurry and Flake family will fit right in. That stripey carrot towards the end of your post is adorable, too!

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    1. Oh thank you so much ,Diann. I can not wait to get the Flake family in the snowman collection. The carrot quilt was such a fast one; it was one of my own designs ,but could easily be replicated. Have a great week and happy quilting.

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  19. Love all the snowmen! The carrot tree and the bunnies are too cute. I'm ready for spring, maybe not Easter, but definitely warmer weather.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Kate. I am ready for spring too. I have never seen Easter items out this early, but that didn't stop me from getting them. Lol.

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  20. Your snowmen display is too cute. I have several snowmen out but I don't think I've got all out. (Hubby doesn't mind getting decorations out so often I don't do much! - more quilting time!)

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    1. Lol I don't blame you on wanting to spend most of the time quilting. This year I put out more snowmen than usual. Fortunately they will pack up quickly. Thank you for the sweet visit, Bonnie. Have a great week.

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  21. Carrot Intervention, chuckle - love love your snowmen - too cute

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    1. LOL , I did go plumb crazy over the carrot theme last spring. I had a ball working on my new snowman quilt. I can not wait until it is all quilted. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  22. I have the same snowman quilted wall hanging you do with the 4 snowmen. Was that a pattern many years ago and do you know where it came from? Mine was in the window of a thrift store many years ago and I told my husband how much I loved it. He went back and got it. It's hanging on my front door right now. Mine is done in gray, white, black and red.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Susan. I found this one at a thrift store as well. I believe it is a Debbie Mumm design. I am pretty sure I have the book that it is in , but I will have to take a search for it. How sweet of your hubby to have gotten it for you. Such a fond memory.

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  23. Melissa your love of snowmen is unrivalled! Such a wonderful post filled with fun and smiles and so many memories. I’m looking forward to keeping up with your stitching adventures. Good luck with this week’s list. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday. πŸ˜‰ Carol
    https://quiltschmilt.ca/2023/01/16/to-do-tuesday-124-my-weekly-recap/

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I so appreciate your kind visit. I have been having trouble posting comments on your posts, but I do want you to know how much I appreciate and enjoy your blog .

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  24. Bah, humbug! Who needs a carrot intervention? LOL I DO hope you find your Coopie patterns one of these days. I can never have too many snowmen! I have been planning in my half-asleep state on nights when I'm not sleeping well. One of these days, you'll see your influence on that mitten quilt of mine!

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