Thursday, January 26, 2023

This And That Thursday -And A Valentine Freebie

Good morning, sweetie pies!!!!  Rise and Shine for it is a beeeaaautiful day !!!!!!!  Come on let's hit the ground running!!! ๐Ÿƒ


Yesterday  was a busy day  with a "little bit of this and little bit of that" going on.  Mr. Pinker was out of town working so after my daily visit to my mom's and the cemetery ,I had a play day with lots of scraps- mostly strips of  dreamy, yummy, luscious reds.  Can you tell that red is one of my favorite colors? ๐Ÿ˜€❤❤

 


In February , Joan at Moosestash Quilting is  hosting I'm Kinda Sweet on You Blog Hop.  


My day to present a project is on February 23rd so I knew I better  get to work before that date sneaks up on me .  Here's a sneak peek of what I am working on. 


I pulled out a stack of red fabrics to finish up my little quilt for the blog hop, but you will have to wait to see the whole thing. ๐Ÿ˜€❤๐Ÿ“.  But I will give you a hint- It is going to be berry cute! 


And from this stack, I cut extra reds for my Wild Wild Rose quilt that is in progress ;  I showed you that quilt last week. 


More crazy rose blocks are in the works. I just need 5 more  to have a total of 20 .


Later  in the day, I took a few of the 2" strips and whipped up a small mini quilt to drape on the table or a  shelf. It will be in a hoop for some hand quilting  very soon. 


 I used 16  - 2" x 5 1/2" red strips
1- 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" white strip
2  - 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" white strips for outer side borders
2 - 3 1/2 x 17 1/2"  white strips for top and bottom borders


An easy peasey quilt , and it makes me feel like I accomplished something for the day. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ

To round out my quilting for the day, I attached binding to a small quilt. 

 
 I have high hopes to finish the binding today  while I wait for the grandbabies to return home from school. 



Eeeh! I almost forgot, I finished a cross stitch too. 

This is "Filled With Love"- a very simple quick stitch which would look lovely in a dough bowl or tucked in a tiered tray. 


I hope to find some pink or  red trim to add to it later.  It would have looked darling pieced with red or pink fabrics and bit of lace as well.  Oh ,how the finishing ideas flow once that I have completed the project  Lol. 

If you are interested in stitching Filled With Love  ,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.






Well my dears, not a lot of excitement here in the holler , but  I am still bustling about with a bit of this and that. I hope your day is a superb!!!! 


As always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

To be successful you have to be out there ; you have to  hit the ground running. - Richard Branson

Hugs and Stitches and Warm Winter Wishes !!!๐Ÿค—❤๐Ÿงต

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy who always hit the day running especially on Thursdays which was her day off from work   . Love and miss you so much . 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 needleworkers to meet. 

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

TGIFF at Melva Loves Scraps for Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday- Friday

Nina at Creations, Quilts, Art , Whatever by Nina for Off the Wall Friday

Alycia's of Alycia's Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant - Friday

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party - Friday

Sarah at  Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Whoop! Whoop! - Friday

38 comments:

  1. Such a joy to visit and see all that you create. You certainly accomplish a lot each and every day. I love hearts and houses so think I will start Filled With Love today. And I LOVE the crazy roses.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Tammy. I sure hope you enjoy Filled With Love. I am sure you will have it stitched up in no time. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  2. Oh, great salt box on there! I finally traced the first five of the Frost McChill blocks! I am doing them in blue ... as soon as I find the bag with blue in it. LOL

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Susan. I am so excited to hear that you are stitching Frosty McChill. He will look so dapper in blue. Hugs.

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  3. Thank you Melisa for another cute design. I stitched your red heart mini sampler this week. I hope to make it into a pillow this weekend. Now I want to start the filled with love. I will stop by the library today and print it off. The red trim you used on the mini sampler is it yarn and where did you get it? Thank you and have a Blessed day.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Joy. I hope you enjoyed the little min sampler. Yes that was large chunky yarn that I got at Walmart.I just took a couple of strands and twisted it and whipped it in place. I hope you are able to find some. Enjoy , my dear.

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  4. Thank you for new pattern - so cute!
    Blessings

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    1. You are so very welcome, dear Donna. I hope you enjoy. Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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  5. Excited to see your upcoming blog hop project! Your new cross stitch is so sweet:)

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Vicki. I do need to get it into the hoop and quilted. Perhaps that is a project for this weekend. Happy quilting.

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  6. What a sweet Valentine piece you have shared! Your quilting looks awesome. Well done, Melisa!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. I have been very much into my quilting these last few weeks. I hope to get a few more quilts completed this year than I did last year.

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  7. Love the Wild Wild Rose quilt underway. Such gorgeous fabrics! That sweet Filled with Love cross stitch is oh so cute! Thanks for sharing on my weekly linkup, Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jennifer. I am enjoying every minute of working on it. Some of the fabrics are 20+ years old so it is nice to see them finally getting into a quilt. Happy quilting .

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  8. I love your work, Melisa and I can't stop hallucinating with the amount of things you have time to do every day!!!
    I barely have time to pick up the needle or the brushes after work and the daily shift!!!
    Hugs

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear. Well being retired gives me a lot of time, but I have a needle in hand at all times. I hope that you can squeeze in some time for yourself . You certainly deserve it. Hugs.

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  9. So much red! So much love! I love that Valentine's Day comes along after Christmas.... such a great transition to spring!

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    1. I agree, Kate. I love red as well . The little red quilts can be used for so many holidays as well. Happy stitching and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  10. Love the new Salt Box! Looking forward to seeing your blog hop project and that Wild Wild Rose quilt!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Brenda. I am looking forward to finishing both quilt projects very soon. They have been so much fun to work on.

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  11. It’s so exciting to visit your blog to see what you’ve been making Melisa! This is stitching heaven! I love all your cross stitch and the gorgeous little quilts, oh, and that teeny cushion - Think Snow! It’s all so darling, thank you for being you, and being so generous with your time and stitching. Hugs, ๐Ÿค— Barbara (The Flashing Scissors) ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐxxx

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    1. Aaaah you made my day, dear Barbara and thank you my dear for you as sweet as can be. I hope you are having a wonderful week and are enjoying some stitching yourself. Hugs and blessings.

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  12. The wild Rose quilt is calling my name! The sneak peak at the little birdie and berry was enough to see that your Blog hop submission is going to be so cute! The little Valentine stitch is just pure sweetness. You are a wonder, Melisa!

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    1. Aaaah thank you so much, Ginny. I hope you will give the Wild Rose quilt a try. It is so much fun especially using up scraps of fabric from the bin .I have realized that I do need to purchase more greens though. I struggled with having enough. Lol. Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

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  13. Oh another beautie! Love the new embroidery and also the rose quilt has taken my heart! See? I'm in danger of wanting to do quilt now!
    Hugs

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diana. The rose quilt is a no rules quilt and I bet you would have a ball creating one. I hope you give it a try in the near future. Hugs.

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  14. Love these 2 valentine charts. I will have to wait til I go out and get a color cartridge. Poor printer. It keeps running out. Thx Melissa

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    1. Lol it sounds like your printer is staying very busy. Thank you so much, dear. I hope you enjoy the little Valentine freebies. Happy stitching.

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  15. Might not have been a lot going on in the holler but you've got it going on in your home. Love Filled with Love and your table mat proves that it doesn't have to be complicated to be pretty! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Lol I try to be a busy bee. Lol. I agree- I adore simple designs . Thank you so much, dear Susie. Happy stitching.

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  16. This is such a cute new Valentine's Day design, Melisa! Amazing that you can design, stitch, and finish so many cuties each week! Thank you again ♥

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I have a needle in hand almost all the time whether working on a quilting project or stitching. It is so relaxing. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

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  17. Wow all your designs are sooo beautiful and thanks for sharing your busy life with me!

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    1. Aaah you are so kind, Susan and thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me. I can not tell you how much that means to me. Have a very lovely rest of the week. Hugs.

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  18. You have been making lots of forward progress. Thanks for your lovely little house.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Bonnie. I have been bustling about getting a project done here and there even though the are small , I feel like I have accomplished something. Happy quilting.

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  19. You are so very creative, I love that wild rose quilt, and all the reds have me dreaming of strawberries!! What a productive day!!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Alycia. The Wild Rose Quilt has been so much fun to work on. I hope to complete it very soon. Just a few more months and fresh strawberries will be coming into season. Lol. Happy quilting.

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